Back to square one?

The publication of confidential documents by Al-Jazeera and their implications for the Middle East peace process

The publication of documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks by al-Jazeera seems like a PR disaster for the entire Palestinian leadership.

Statehood without Peace?

The new Palestinian strategy is only a continuation of old policies through new means

Due to a general lack of give-and-take attitude on both sides the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) came to a hold at the end of September 2010. This has prompted the PA to opt for a radically new approach: They want to enforce the creation of an independent state through a fait accompli, both on the national and international scene. However, the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip is again neglected. The United States and the European Union (EU) should not stand by idly and watch.

Was folgt nach der Jasmin-Revolution in Tunesien und den Unruhen in Ägypten?

Reaktionen aus dem Nahen Osten

Wie sehen die Regierungen im Nahen Osten die Proteste in Tunesien und Ägypten? Die Mitarbeiter der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung bieten einen Überblick über die Reaktionen aus Israel, den Palästinensischen Autonomiegebieten, Jordanien, dem Iran und den Golf-Staaten.

Shaping Change in the Middle East

Thesenpapier zur politischen Zusammenarbeit mit den Ländern des Nahen Ostens/Nordafrika

A position paper on political cooperation with the countries of the Middle East/North Africa

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