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.

Updated Examination Report on the Allocation and Distribution of Finances by the PA Published

A new examination report on the allocation and distribution of funds by the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been published within the framework of the Nazaha Project against corruption within the NGO sector.Following the previous report seamlessly, the report covers the period from June 2007 to end 2007.

Final Opinion Poll on Corruption in the NGO-Sector

A final opinion poll on corruption inside the Palestinian NGO-sector has been published within the context of the Nazaha Project. Subject to the inquiry were the Palestinian people on one side and employees from 300 different NGOs from the West Bank and the Gaza-Strip on the other side.

Nazaha Project Analyses Transparency in Palestinian Authority

The improvement of transparency and the strengthening of "Good Governance" – these are the objectives of the Nazaha Project, which is jointly implemented by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its Palestinian partner AMAN (Coalition for Accountability and Integrity). Within the framework of this project, four reports have been published. They point out some critical problems within the Palestinian Authority regarding transparency and accountability and give suggestions for improvements.

Ninth Issue of the Newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” published

The ninth and final edition of the newsletter “Nazaha/Integrity” is focusing on the concluding activities of the Nazaha Project for fighting corruption within the Palestinian NGOs. Those activities include a poll among NGO employees concerning corruption in Palestinian NGOs, as well as the final round of training seminars conducted for NGO directors and accountants working on EU-funded projects. The newsletter is published regularly in the framework of the Nazaha Project.

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

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, between March 12 and 17, 2008.

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No.27

With Increased Dissatisfaction with the Performance of Mahmud Abbas and with the Government of Ismail Haniyeh Seen as Having Greater Legitimacy and Better Performance than the Government of Salam Fayyad, Hamas’s and Haniyeh’s Popularity Increase and Fateh’s and Abbas’s Decrease

DIG Briefed on Political Situation in the Palestinian Autonomous Territories and KAS Activities

In the framework of a visit, a delegation of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) Frankfurt was briefed on the Palestinian political and economic situation. During a meeting, Jörg Ranau, head of the German Representative Office in Ramallah, illustrated the development of the peace process. Other topics discussed were the political situation and the commitment of Germany and the European Union in accompanying the democratic state-building process in the Palestinian Territories.