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September 17, 2012

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (45)

Palestinians: Conditions in Gaza better than in the West Bank

With positive evaluation of the performance of the Fayyad government declining sharply, satisfaction with President Abbas decreasing, and popularity of Fatah in the West Bank significantly dropping, a larger percentage of Palestinians evaluates, for the first time since the split in 2007, more positively conditions in the Gaza Strip over conditions in the West Bank at a time when more than three quarters believe that protests in the West Bank will continue and escalate. more…

September 11, 2012

Country Report

The continuous erosion of democratic structures in the West Bank

More than 70 percent of the Palestinians in the West Bank believe that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is undemocratic. A question arises: Is the West Bank still governed by democratic procedures or is the PA an authoritarian regime? The truth lies in the middle – and the causes for concern increase. more…

August 17, 2012

„The German debate about the Middle East conflict has to take the everyday reality of the locals more into account”

Mentored by the country office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Ramallah, a group of young politicians of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from Thuringia visited the Palestinian Territories to get on-site an idea of the current situation. more…

July 10, 2012

Gaza

Hamas and the “Arab Spring”

For five years the Gaza Strip has been controlled by Hamas. The Islamists established a small but efficient authoritarian entity. But the changes related to the “Arab Spring” present a latent danger for Hamas. more…

July 2, 2012

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, 06/12

Majority rejects Israeli plan for unilateral steps in the West Bank

Israelis are split and Palestinians oppose a new Israeli unilateral plan designed to encourage settlers to move back to Israel in order to bolster the two-state solution and the Israeli government’s ability to reach a peace solution with the Palestinians. more…

June 28, 2012

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (44)

Widespread popular anger in West Bank after arrest of journalists and blocking of internet sites

Popularity of Fatah and President Abbas drops in light of widespread popular opposition to the arrest of journalists and perceived restrictions on freedoms and in light of the failure to form a reconciliation government, but the popularity of Hamas and its Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh rises in light of the results of the Egyptian elections and the decision to allow the Election Commission to begin voters' registration in the Gaza Strip. more…

June 27, 2012
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50 Years of International Cooperation

For 50 years the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been engaging in fostering democracy, the rule of law and Social Market Economy. Be part of our journey by watching our new video and find out how our projects look like and with whom we work.

May 28, 2012

The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Polls at a glance

Towards the end of every quarter, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) conduct a public opinion poll among Israelis and Palestinians. more…

May 15, 2012

PPU-Hebron: Environmental Policies in the Palestinian Territories

On May 10, 2012 the Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) in Hebron hosted in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah a panel with the title “The Environmental Policies in Palestine”. more…

May 7, 2012

A delegation of the Axel Springer Academy visits KAS Ramallah

On May 3, 2012 the office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Ramallah hosted a delegation of twenty-nine young professionals from the Axel Springer Academy. During the visit, the delegation attended briefings of German and Palestinian representatives who provided a comprehensive overview about the situation in the Palestinian Territories. more…