Karl von Wogau, MEP, Chairman of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence, Visits the the Palestinian Territories

Karl von Wogau, chairman of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence of the European Parliament, caught up on the political situation in the West Bank and the current state of the peace process during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. KAS organized a personal talk between Karl von Wogau and Rafiq Husseini, the chief of staff of President Abbas.

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Poll, March 2009

In the aftermath of Israel’s military operation in Gaza and the February elections, Israelis and Palestinians share hawkish positions and gloomy expectations regarding the peace process

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (31)

Popularitätseinbußen für Abbas und Zuwachs für Hamas – Mit Ausnahme des Gazastreifens

The popularity of Abbas and Fayyad declines sharply while the popularity of Haniyeh and Hamas increases significantly; but Fateh can still defeat Hamas and the overwhelming majority believes Palestinians after the war on Gaza are worse off than before the war

German-Palestinian-Israeli Periodical of Young Journalists Published

The result of a joint German-Palestinian-Israeli workshop for 15 young journalists from Germany, the Palestinian Territories and Israel has now been published. The young journalists worked together in bi-national groups and produced articles about the politics and society of the two conflicting parties. Some of the best articles have already been published in the German weekly newspaper “Rheinischer Merkur” on December 18th 2008.

Palestinians and Israelis Seek a More Active Role of the US in Moderating the Conflict

Among other findings of the joint Truman-PSR poll: both publics support continuation of the cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel. Only about a quarter of Israelis support reoccupation of the Gaza Strip if shelling of Israeli communities continues.

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (30) December 2008

While Hamas maintains its popularity despite boycott of reconciliation talks, and while about two thirds believe that Abbas’s term ends in January 2009, three quarters of the Palestinians support Abbas’s call for new elections early next year if reconciliation efforts fail and if elections can be held in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Berlin Conference on Security: KAS Supports Development of the Palestinian Judiciary

Today, June 24th, 2008, the "Berlin Conference in Support of Palestinian Civil Security and the Rule of Law", initiated by the Federal Government of Germany, takes place in Berlin. As the only political foundation KAS Ramallah was involved in the preparations of the conference.

Joint Israeli Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

May 27 - June 7, 2008

Israelis strongly oppose cease-fire with Hamas if agreement does not include release of Gilad Shalit; Palestinians strongly oppose such an agreement if it does not include the West Bank or does not stipulate an immediate opening of the Rafah crossing to Egypt

Private Sector Contributes to Stability and Peace

Quartet-Envoy Tony Blair and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad at KAS

Within the framework of a conference on May 7th and 8th, more than 120 representatives of the Palestinian private sector agreed on an economic agenda, which was jointly developed by KAS Ramallah and its partner Palestinian Federation of Industries (PFI). The private sector agenda, introduced by PFI-President Bassem Khoury, is committed to the concept of Social Market Economy. Quartet-Envoy Tony Blair paid compliment to the initiative of the private sector. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad accepted the agenda and promised its implementation within the frame of a constructive dialogue.

Media Campaign of the Nazaha Project on Transparency and Integrity within the PA

The degree of transparency, accountability and integrity in selected institutions of the Palestinian Authority – this was the topic of a media campaign realized in the framework of the Nazaha Project. The campaign aimed at instructing the Palestinian people on the problem of corruption in the public sector as well as on the shortcomings inside Palestinian institutions, thus raising their awareness for the necessity of reforms.