The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:


A prisoner as a beacon of hope?

Interview with Fadwa Barghouti

The Fatah politician Marwan Barghouti has been jailed in Israel for the last 15 years. His wife, Fadwa Barghouti, explains how he views the current state of affairs in Palestine.

Study: A difficult nexus of relationships?

A comprehensive view of the USA, Germany, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

With this study, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its offices in Israel, the United States and the Palestinian Territories draw on the success of its examination “the Holy Land and the Germans” which was presented in January 2015 on the anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany and it received wide publicity in the media and in academic discussions in both countries. This new survey provides the opportunity to draw on insights from the data which were compiled in December 2014 and to detect new developments on the basis of this

"I am still confused, but on a higher level"

Ein Debattenbeitrag zu den Lösungsmöglichkeiten im festgefahrenen Nahostkonflikt

Das Zitat des italienischen Kernphysikers Enrico Fermi „I am still confused, but on a higher level“ passt zur Situation im Nahostkonflikt. In den letzten zweieinhalb Jahren in Ramallah bin ich mehr als 60.000 Kilometer durch die Westbank gefahren – ein Gebiet von ungefähr der doppel- ten Größe des Saarlandes, habe unzählige Check- points passiert und fast monatlich die Situation vor Ort im Gazastreifen untersucht.

Radical Militant Groups and the Rule of Law in the Middle East

Conference Report

As a cooperation initiative between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s regional Rule of Law program for the Middle East andNorth Africa and the KAS Ramallah office, a conference was organized to bring together experts from the MiddleEast and Europe to discuss the state of Rule of Law in the Middle East and how it has been affected by the emergence and recentgrowth of radical militant groups in the region.

"Global Go To Think Tank Index 2014" ranks the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Global Go To Think Tank Index Report - Published on January 22, 2015

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. achieved excellent results in the latest edition of the “Global Go To Think Tank Index of 2014”, published by the University of Pennsylvania. The Foundation made first place in the category “Best Think Tank Network” and placed 11th in the category “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-U.S.)”.

German Opinion Poll

The Palestinian Territories and the Germans

To examine more about the posture of Palestinians towards Germany the KAS, in cooperation with the PSR, conducted a public opinion poll on Pales-tinian Perception of Germany and its Policy on the Palestinian-Israeli Con-flict.

The Holy Land and the Germans

Measuring attitudes of Israelis and Palestinians towards Germany and the Germans

70 years after the end of the Second World War and the unimaginable horror of the Shoah,how strongly is Germany's image still affected by the systematic persecution and murder ofJews across Europe? How do Israelis and Palestinians view the role of Germany in the MiddleEast conflict? How much credibility does Germany have in Israel and the Palestinian territories?Can Germany act as an “honest broker” in this conflict?

Gewaltbereitschaft darf nicht zur Normalität werden

Gastkommentar in der Fuldaer Zeitung

In den vergangenen Monaten befanden sich die Westbank,Ost-Jerusalem und der Gazastreifen kurz vor dem Beginn einer dritten Intifada. Fast täglich kam es zu Messerstechereien, Schusswechseln oder Attentaten auf beiden Seiten. Seit Anfang Dezember hat sich die Lage vorübergehend etwas entspannt. Wie eine representative Umfrage der Konrad- Adenauer Stiftung in den Palästinensischen Gebieten zeigt, ist die Gewaltbereitschaft auf palästinensischer Seite jedoch tiefer verwurzelt als bisher angenommen.

Press Release Palestinian Public Opinion Poll Nr. 54

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah conducts in cooperation with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) four times a year Opinion Polls in the Westbank and in the Gaza Strip, which ask about the daily life, political views and the future of the Palestinian Territories. The newest Poll was conducted between December 3-6.