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February 16, 2012

International Reports

The Palestinian Diaspora

While almost half of all Palestinians are refugees, many of whom live in unfit conditions, there is also a large number of expatriate Palestinians spread all over the world who have a secure position in society. They exert influence on the Middle East conflict through a global network. more…

January 3, 2012

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, December 2011

The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah conducted a joint survey with the support of the Ford Foundation Cairo office and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ramallah and Jerusalem. The survey revealed an increase in Palestinians’ and Israelis’ willingness to compromise amidst climate of feud and mistrust. more…

December 20, 2011

Panel Discussion on International Criminal Law

On December 19th, 2011 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah (KAS) and the Palestinian human rights NGO Al-Haq publicly invited to take part in a panel discussion on International Criminal Law at Friends Meeting House, Ramallah. Lectures were held by Professor Kai Ambos and Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin. more…

December 19, 2011

Optimism about the Implementation of the Reconcilitation Agreement

With Hamas winning greater public confidence in the aftermath of the prisoner exchange deal, half of the public is optimistic about the implementation of the reconciliation agreement and only 20% expect the formation of a reconciliation government in the near future. more…

December 14, 2011

Country Report

New Dynamics in the Middle East

For the Palestinian Territories the year 2011 was first and foremost marked by the events of the so-called “Arab Spring”. Although there has been no overthrow of the political regime or even mass demonstrations in either the West Bank or the Gaza Strip for that matter, the “Arab Spring” had a significant impact. more…

December 8, 2011

Launch and Discussion of “Ra’yon Akhar”

On December 8th, 2011 the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MITFTAH) presented the Media Monitoring Unit project’s first issue of the newspaper “Ra’yon Akhar” (Different Viewpoint) at the MIFTAH offices in Ramallah. The newspaper was written and edited by media students, the future Palestinian journalists. more…

December 6, 2011

Opening of the Al-Kasaba Short Film Week

The Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque in cooperation with Goethe Institute and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has inaugurated a short film week on December 5th 2011 in Ramallah. more…

November 29, 2011

Best Plans for a Peaceful Israel/Palestine

On November 28th, 2011 the KAS Ramallah in collaboration with the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) and the Free Muslims against Terrorism held the conference “Best Plans for a peaceful Israel/Palestine” at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem. The conference welcomed Palestinians and Israelis from all perspectives within the political spectrum to discuss solutions that the majority of the Palestinian and Israeli public would prefer over the current situation. more…

November 25, 2011

The European Parliament – a rising star?

On Thursday, the 23th of November, a lecture entitled “The European Parliament – a rising star?” was held by Felix Dane, head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah. The lecture is part of the module „THE EUROPEAN UNION: UNIQUE PHENOMENON OR RELEVANT MODEL?“ within the course „International Studies“, offered by the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies (IALIIS) . The module is organized in collaboration between IALIIS and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

November 21, 2011

Graduation Ceremony of the “Democracy in the Palestinian Institutions and the Electoral System” training course

The Institute for Community Partnership, Bethlehem University in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah held a graduation ceremony for the training course “Democracy in the Palestinian Institutions and the Electoral System” in 3 cities of: Ramadin, Karmah, and Surif south of Hebron. The course aimed to strengthen the role of Palestinian women in the community and the Political Life, and encouraged them to participate in the Elections. more…