Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The End of the Oslo Peace Process?

In the midst of the corona pandemic, the Palestinian leadership led by President Mahmoud Abbas announces the end of all cooperation with Israel. The decision immediately follows the swearing-in of the new Israeli government, whose coalition agreement permits unilateral annexations of the Jordan Valley and settlements in the West Bank. More than 25 years after the Oslo negotiations, the creeping disintegration of the peace process has reached its lowest point. A new peace initiative is needed.

Government in Contravention of National Unity

What are the challenges facing the new Palestinian Authority Cabinet?

The Palestinian Authority has a new Prime Minister

Mohammad Shtayyeh follows Rami Hamdallah

On the 29th of January, President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of his Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. However, the change of power in favor of Mohammad Shtayyeh on 10 March 2019 aggravates the political situation. As challenges increase, Ramallah's will to consolidate power dominates.

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A Breakthrough at Long Last? On the Revival of the Israeli–Palestinian Joint Water Committee

International Reports, Issue 3 | 2017

In the latest issue of the KAS Journal "International Reports", Marc Frings and Johannes Lutz take a closer look at the recent resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee


A prisoner as a beacon of hope?

Interview with Fadwa Barghouti

The Fatah politician Marwan Barghouti has been jailed in Israel for the last 15 years. His wife, Fadwa Barghouti, explains how he views the current state of affairs in Palestine.

Radical Militant Groups and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

Conference Report

As a cooperation initiative between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s regional Rule of Law program for the Middle East andNorth Africa and the KAS Ramallah office, a conference was organized to bring together experts from the MiddleEast and Europe to discuss the state of Rule of Law in the Middle East and how it has been affected by the emergence and recentgrowth of radical militant groups in the region.

Press Release Palestinian Public Opinion Poll Nr. 54

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah conducts in cooperation with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) four times a year Opinion Polls in the Westbank and in the Gaza Strip, which ask about the daily life, political views and the future of the Palestinian Territories. The newest Poll was conducted between December 3-6.

Media and Press Freedom in the Palestinian Territories

(in German)

The media landscape in the Palestinian Territories is surprisingly manifold. TV and radio broadcasting as well as print media enjoy great popularity. But despite an existing legal foundation, the working conditions for journalists remain challenging. Media and press freedom have particularly been under pressure in 2014, as recent data shows. The country report at hand is trying to shed light on the recent developments.

Childhood Interrupted

Report to Child Registration in Jerusalem released

Amidst the growing violence in Jerusalem it is important to highlight parts of the underlying reasons. Living without complete access to healthcare, education and other social rights creates frustration and tensions among Palestinians. The report on Child Registrations in Jerusalem published by the St. Yves Society and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung discuss the difficulties, hurdles and problems children and families face, regarding current laws and policies, which leave them without social rights or a legal status.

The Conference: Palestinian families under threat: 10 years ban of family unification in Jerusalem

Report on family unification in Jerusalem released

The conference “Palestinian families under threat: 10 years ban of family unification in Jerusalem” was held in the Legacy Hotel in East Jerusalem on December 18. The event was organized by the catholic human rights’ organisation Society of St. Yves in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Ramallah and Beirut. The results were summarized in a report and recently published.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

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