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Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (40)

Fateh-Hamas reconciliation agreement improves the standing of Hamas, but the public prefers Fayyad as prime minister to Hamas’ candidate and wants the new government to follow Abbas’ and the PLO’s peace policy rather than Hamas’

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Poll

The view on the peace process remains marked by pessimism on both sides. This is also reflected in the views of Israelis and Palestinians regarding a quick solution of the conflict in light of the uprising in Egypt.

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No 39 (March 2011)

Youth revolts in the Arab World pose a threat to Hamas and its government in the Gaza Strip while al Jazeera leaks of Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) documents recording Palestinian-Israeli negotiations pose a threat to Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank. Different external influences affect leaderships in Gaza and West Bank.

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate for national unity and elections

Several thousand Palestinians demonstrated in several cities for reconciliation between the two main Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas and for inclusive elections.

First official home game of the Palestinian national football team

Im Spiel gegen Thailand fiel erst im Elfmeterschießen die Entscheidung zuungunsten der Auswahl Palästinas.

Against Thailand the Palestinian team lost only after extra time and penalty shootout.

The need of Europe in the Middle East peace process

The Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, published together with the former Italian Prime Minister Massimo d'Alema an article on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which he demands that the EU recognizes a Palestinian state in the borders of 1967.

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.

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.