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Study: A difficult nexus of relationships?

A comprehensive view of the USA, Germany, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

With this study, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its offices in Israel, the United States and the Palestinian Territories draw on the success of its examination “the Holy Land and the Germans” which was presented in January 2015 on the anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany and it received wide publicity in the media and in academic discussions in both countries. This new survey provides the opportunity to draw on insights from the data which were compiled in December 2014 and to detect new developments on the basis of this more…

March 18, 2016

Seeing Equals Understanding?

Perspectives on East Jerusalem

The office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Palestinian Territories received a group of KAS- scholarship holders and scholarship holders of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES) from Germany on the 2nd March 2016. Within the Study and Information program "Seeing equals Understanding" the group spend one day in East Jerusalem. The visit focused on the political, humanitarian and legal situation of the Palestinian population with particular regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. more…

Event Reports | March 2, 2016

Group of Women in the CDU/CSU faction of the German Parliament


The Konrad-Adenauer foundation received fourteen members of the group of women in the CDU/CSU faction of the German Parliament on 3rd February 2016 in the Palestinian territories. The visit focused on the exchange with representatives of Palestinian politics, economy and civil society regarding the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of woman in the Palestinian Territories. more…

Event Reports | February 8, 2016

"I am still confused, but on a higher level"

Ein Debattenbeitrag zu den Lösungsmöglichkeiten im festgefahrenen Nahostkonflikt

Das Zitat des italienischen Kernphysikers Enrico Fermi „I am still confused, but on a higher level“ passt zur Situation im Nahostkonflikt. In den letzten zweieinhalb Jahren in Ramallah bin ich mehr als 60.000 Kilometer durch die Westbank gefahren – ein Gebiet von ungefähr der doppel- ten Größe des Saarlandes, habe unzählige Check- points passiert und fast monatlich die Situation vor Ort im Gazastreifen untersucht. more…

Dr. Hans Maria Heyn | June 7, 2015

The End of the Status Quo?

A Contribution to the Debate on Normalization and Anti-Normalization in Palestinian Society

The issue of normalization is widely discussed in Palestinian society. Opinions on whether and in what form Palestinians should enter into dialogue with Israelis diverge dramatically and split the Palestinian society. It is striking that openness to dialogue has waned considerably in almost all strata of Palestinian society over the past few years. more…

Dr. Hans Maria Heyn, Bastian Schroeder | International Reports | June 3, 2015