Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No 38, December 2010

While demand for holding local elections increases, and while pessimism regarding the chances for reconciliation increases, and while criticism of the PA for suppression of freedoms increases, credibility of the authorities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip diminishes, support for a permanent settlement along the lines of the Clinton Parameters and the Geneva Initiative decreases, and two thirds oppose return to negotiations with Israel before it freezes settlement construction despite the fact that a majority believes Israel would be the first to benefit from no negotiations.

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, November-December 2010

A majority of Israelis opposes intolerant steps toward Arab citizens. Palestinians incorrectly believe that the majority of Israeli Jews supports such steps. These are the results of the most recent poll conducted 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. This joint survey was conducted with the support of the Ford Foundation Cairo office and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ramallah and Jerusalem.

MIFTAH study about “Critical Reading of Print Media”

The newly-released report about “Critical Reading of Print Media” is the result of a joint cooperation between MIFTAH (The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah.

PFI report about “The Consequences of Economy-Related Governmental Measures on the Industrial Sector”

The newly-released study about “The Consequences of Economy-Related Governmental Measures on the Industrial Sector” is the result of a joint cooperation between the Palestinian Federation of Industries (PFI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Ramallah.

International Reports 11/2010

NATO in the Middle East?

Discussions About the Role of NATO in Securing an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement

Results of Latest Israeli-Palestinian Opinion Poll

Palestinians believe they are of greater need of success in the negotiations

Palestinians in East Jerusalem: Satisfied with Israeli Basic Services but no Trust in the State

A Solid Majority of East Jerusalemites Prefers Palestinian or International Sovereignty Over East Jerusalem and three Quarters Prefer to See East and West Jerusalem as an Open City.

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (37)

After Israeli Return to Settlement Construction: Two Thirds of the Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Want the Palestinian Side to Pull Out of the Direct Talks

High Ranking Palestinian Legal Experts Meet the KAS Chairman Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP

On invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), six high ranking Palestinian legal experts have visited Germany, Luxembourg and France from September 19th to September 24th. The delegation consisted of six representatives of the Palestinian politics and administration, i.e. the director of the Legislative Planning Department of the Prime Minister’s Office or the director general of the Legal Department of the Palestinian Parliament, as well as the deans and directors of the Departments of Law at several Palestinian universities.

Palästinensische Schismen

Die innenpolitische Situation in den Autonomiegebieten nach der Absage der Kommunalwahlen

Die palästinensischen Kommunalwahlen, welche die Regierung von Ministerpräsident Salam Fayyad für den 17. Juli angesetzt hatte, sollten ein Symbol für die Entwicklung demokratischer Strukturen in den Autonomiegebieten sein. Doch die tiefen Spaltungen zwischen Fatah und Hamas, Fayyad und Fatah bzw. innerhalb der Fatah selbst führten zu einer Absage der Wahlen.