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.


Gaza Electricity Reform & Restoration

Fast Track Approach to Economic Revival

Together with our partner Abu Tor, KAS is publishing a study that addresses Gaza's electricity crisis. The studie's recommendations have been discussed with a wide range of key stakeholders and positively reinforced a new approach that focuses on critical reforms of the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company alongside the innovative utilization of modern PV plants.


Made in Palestine - Video series

The four-part video series introduces different traditional Palestinian products; from soap production in Nablus and the stone industry in the southern West Bank, to the brewery in Taybeh and the glass and ceramics industry in Hebron. (Videos provided in German and Arabic only)

The future of UNRWA

Op-Ed by Marc Frings for the German Daily TAGESSPIEGEL

For months now, a peace plan is being discussed for which there is currently no concrete information. What goals the US government is pursuing for its "deal of the century" between Israelis and Palestinians can only be guessed at best.

The Relations Between Palestinians Across the Green Line

Strategic Report of the Palestine Strategy Group

This report of the Palestine Strategy Group (PSG) on the Relations between Palestinians across the Green Line presents the conclusions of joint sessions and discussions held over two years between politicians, intellectuals and activists on both sides of the Green Line. It does not necessarily represent the personal opinions of each participant. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Palestine (2016-2017) and other strategic partners of the Palestine Strategy Group (PSG) since 2015 - 2017.

Water & Energy Nexus pre-feasibility study

Regional Stability through positive interdependencies

The pre-feasibility study is the final product of a three-years project carried out by KAS and EcoPeace Middle East. The study proposes a water-energy exchange in which Israel and Gaza exchange desalinated water from the Mediterranean coast with renewable energies from the deserts of Jordan. The findings show that such an exchange is technically feasible and potentially offers substantial economic, environmental and geo-political benefits to each of the parties.

Water and Energy as drivers for regional cooperation

Study and Dialogue Program in Brussels and Berlin

In the framework of a KAS study and dialogue program, a joint delegation of Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli representatives travelled from November 26. to December 02. to Brussels and Berlin. The delegation used this opportunity to introduce European and German stakeholders to the findings of a pre-feasibility study and to secure their institutional, political and financial support for necessary follow up projects. The delegation encountered a lot of interest for the out-of-the-box approach and received valuable impulses for the continuation of their efforts.

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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