Publications

The Palestinians after Annapolis

The Annapolis Conference has opened the door for new negotiations. A peace agreement shall be reached by the end of 2008. Therefore, the next year will be a crucial one for the Middle East peace process.

The Development of German-Palestinian Students’ Relations

Eleven members of the federal board of the RCDS (Ring of Christian-Democratic Students), headed by its chairman Matthias Kutsch, visited the Palestinian Autonomous Territories on 22nd November 2007. The office of the KAS Ramallah planned and organized the visit in the framework of a seminar with the members of the Baader Youth Network (BYN).

„Resolution of the Near East Conflict is only Possible Through Dialogue and Mutual Understanding“

German Catholic Journalists in Ramallah

A group of the German Catholic Journalists and members of the Thomas-Morus-Academy Bensberg recently visited, with the support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Palestinian Autonomous Territories.

Strengthening NGOs: Guide to Public Hearings for NGOs

A report recently published by the Nazaha project deals with the implementation of public hearings to monitor the Palestinian government and the private sector.

Sevenths Issue of the Newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” Published

The sevenths edition of the newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” is focusing on the founding of “NGOs against Corruption” a broad coalition of 100 Palestinian NGOs committed to fight corruption on all levels of society. Other issues concerning integrity, transparency and accountability within the NGO-sector in Palestine are being raised as well. The newsletter is published regularly in the framework of the Nazaha project.

PA Funds Allocation and Distribution Report

A report recently published by the Nazaha project deals with the allocation and distribution of funds by the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Majority of Palestinians Reject Hamas' Military Action in the Gaza Strip and Supports Early Elections

Fatah and President Mahmud Abbas are gaining popular support but Palestians are pessimistic about the proposed Pease Conference – these are the results of a new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and Gaza in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah.

Sixth Issue of the Newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” Published

The sixth edition of the newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” is focusing on the Code of Conduct for Transparency and Integrity, which has been introduced by the Nazaha-project in July 2007 and has already been signed by nearly 90 Palestinian NGOs. Other issues concerning integrity, transparency and accountability within the NGO-sector in Palestine are being raised as well. The newsletter is published regularly in the framework of the Nazaha project.

Almost No Hope for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians

After Hamas' seizure of power in Gaza Israelis as well as Palestinians are pessimistic. More then two thirds of them believe that the confrontations will continue. This is the outcome of a joint Israeli-Palestinian poll.

Sawt Al-Nissa, No. 267

In this issue, Sawt Al-Nissa explains the concept of Democracy as the acceptance of other believes and ideas. Furthermore, the Palestinian conflict is seen throughout an Egyptian perspective. Another focus lies, again, on the current situation in Gaza: even though the situation seems to be more quiet now, the calming down is only on the surface and the worst is yet to come when the economic and social life will break down. As an example, the magazine cites the graduation classes of Gazas High-Schools that couldn’t take the final Tawjehi exams. Finally, a woman writes a pamphlets of anger about the political situation in the country, accusing both political factions of the internal conflicts.