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Law, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Institute of Law held a lecture on "Law, Justice and Reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" by Dennis Fox, as part of the Legal Encounter Series. Professor Fox is a retired Professor in Legal Studies and Psychology - University of Illinois at Springfield.

Law and Armed Conflict: Impact on Palestine

The conflict between International Humanitarian Law and asymmetric warfare was reflected on in two lectures given at the Institute of Law, Birzeit University, which is supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ramallah.Prof. Lisa Hajjar spoke about “International Humanitarian Law and the Israeli-American War on Terror”. Mr. Phil Shiner being the second person to speak, elaborated on “Changing the Current UK Policy of Selling Arms to Israel”.

Final Settlement Is What Both Palestinians and Israelis Are Looking for

Joint Opinion Poll

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conducted a joint survey of Palestinian and Israeli public opinion between December 11th and 16th 2006.

Wolfgang Bosbach: “The Coming Ten Years Will Be the Most Important and the Hardest for KAS Ramallah."

Rede von Wolfgang Bosbach

This is how Mr. Wolfgang Bosbach, MP, the Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group at the German Bundestag, described KAS’ mission in Ramallah for the ten years ahead, referring to them as the “teenagers” years.On December 5th 2007 MP Bosbach held a speech on the occasion of the tenths jubilee of KAS Ramallah working in the Palestinian Autonomous highlighting the conditions for the structures of rule of law which are necessary for stability in the Middle East.

Visit of the Executive Board of the CDU Parliamentary Group from Baden-Württemberg in Ramallah

The executive board of the CDU Parliamentary Group from Baden-Württemberg also visited Ramallah in the context of a trip to the Middle East. While in Ramallah, the visitors had the opportunity to get a detailed picture of the current situation in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.

Masala: Neorealistic Approach Leads to Pessimism for Peace

“The topic can be relatively shortly dealt with, as there is no window of opportunity for peace in the Middle East: not in the short-run, not in the mid-run and most likely not even in the long-run”. These were the introductory words of Dr. Carlo Masala in his lecture “Transatlantic Relations and the Middle East after the Lebanon War: Is there a Window of Opportunity for Peace?” at the Institute of Law, Birzeit University, on 2nd November 2006, which was supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Ramallah.

Youth Organisation of the CDU (Christian Democratic Party) Visiting KAS Ramallah

“The background information which we obtained in Ramallah today is not available in the media. These are unforgettable impressions!” These were the words by Christian Baron from the delegation of the youth organisation (Junge Union) Baden-Württemberg and one of the participants who exchanged their experiences with Palestinian members of the Baader Youth Council.

Visit of Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff, MoP and Eckart von Klaeden, MoP at President Abbas in Ramallah

Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff, MdB und Eckart von Klaeden, MdB zu Gast in Palästina

The Representative Chairman of the CDU/CSU-fraction in the German Bundestag, Dr Andreas Schockenhoff, MoP and the Spokesman for Foreign Affairs of the CDU/CSU-fraction Eckart von Klaeden, visited Ramallah on October 31st. The purpose of this visit, which was organised with the help of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, were political talks with the Palestinian President and other high-ranking Palestinian politicians.

Survey After the War in Lebanon: Palestinians Consider Hezballah a Model

63% of Palestinians think they have to take Hezballah as their model and follow up its methodology. This is a result of a public opinion poll conducted September 10-19 jointly by 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.

Trip of a Palestinian Economic Delegation to Berlin and Munich on Invitation of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

„We were welcomed with open arms and we achieved a lot” – this is how Bassem Khoury, President of the Palestinian Federation of Industries (PFI), summarized the Germany trip on invitation of the country office Ramallah of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The trip was dedicated to a crucial area of activity of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: supporting the Palestinian private sector in order to contribute to the progress of the social market economy.

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