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The Knesset Elections and the Palestinians

by Malak Mansour, Fee Brinkmann

A Roundtable Discussion on the Knesset Elections and the possible impact on Palestinians.
The Israeli parliamentarian elections will be held on April 9, 2019. Although the elections are particularly important to Israeli citizens, they are widely followed by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Many Palestinians believe these elections can greatly impact their livelihoods as a general rejection of the two-state solution and the intensification of the settlement project were recurring topics around the election campaign.

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KAS Scholars meet Palestinian startups, civil society and learn about political reality

by Malak Mansour

This week KAS Palestine welcomed a delegation of about 22 scholarship holders of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as part of a one-week seminar trip to Palestine and Israel. The group first visited Jerusalem before going to Ramallah on the following day. During two very exciting days, the participants met with various institutions as well as representatives from politics, religion and civil society.

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Expert Discussion on the Current Mood in the Palestinian Territories

by Marc Frings

PSR – Public Opinion Poll No. 71
On March 19, our partner the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 71 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine during a press conference in our Ramallah office.

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Change of perspective: Two-state solution or One-state reality?

by Marc Frings

On March 5, we welcomed in Ramallah a delegation headed by Prof. Andreas Rödder, board member of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. The dialogue program was part of a multi-day trip through Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Marc Frings, head of the KAS office in the Palestinian Territories briefed the group on the political and social situation in Palestine. In a conversation with Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, who holds the rank of a minister heading the Development and Reconstruction Council, a deeper insight on the official positions of the Palestinian leadership has been gained. Other program elements included two meetings with three young representatives from civil society and a Palestinian journalist who regularly reports from the Gaza Strip.

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On the situation of Palestinian Christians

by Marc Frings

Discussion Event in Berlin
What is the future of the indigenous Christians living in the place where Christianity originated?

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Religious Coexistence Initiatives

by Marc Frings

On February 7, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Palestinian Territories welcomed the executive board of the International Council for Christian and Jews (ICCJ) in Ramallah. The group toured Israel and the Palestinian Territories, while focusing on "Religious Coexistence Initiatives" during their meetings. The ICCJ acts as the umbrella organization for more than 40 national Christian-Jewish dialogue organizations worldwide and is committed to the peaceful coexistence of the three Abrahamic religions. As part of their consultations, the group visited KAS office in Ramallah and benefited from its political and civil society network.
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Palestinian Universities Model United Nations (PUMUN)

by Johannes Lutz

First national meeting
Together with our partner The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD) we kicked off an exciting year that will see the first ever Palestinian University Model United Nations (PUMUN).

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#PDAF2019: Addressing digital challenges in Palestine within a global context

by Malak Mansour

According to the World Economic Forum, digital rights are human rights in the internet era. These rights include online privacy and freedom of expression; which are both seen as extensions of the rights stated in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Palestine, the topic is increasingly receiving more attention from the youth. Therefore, the Palestine Digital Activism Forum 2019 aims answer few questions and empower Palestinian and Arab civil society in digital advocacy through capacity-building, advocacy for digital rights and the building of influential media campaigns.
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PSR Public Opinion Poll No. 70

by Malak Mansour

A large majority rejects the Social Security Law, two-thirds are dissatisfied with the reconciliation government, and almost two-thirds demand the resignation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In the meantime, three quarters of Palestinians welcome the role played by Qatar in the Gaza Strip. The last Palestinian-Israeli armed confrontations in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank significantly increased the popularity of Hamas and the support for an armed intifada and decreased the support for diplomacy and negotiations. Indeed, three quarters demand Palestine rejects the US President Donald Trump's peace plan, considering it a failure to meet any basic needs of the Palestinian people.

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Palestinian Entrepreneurs visit Europe’s bustling startup Hub, Berlin

by Malak Mansour

An entrepreneurial revolution is taking over the world including the Palestine. More Palestinian youth from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip are venturing this new field to change their present and shape their future. KAS Ramallah organized a six-day program in one of the biggest startup hubs in Europe, the German Capital Berlin. And over the course of the program, the delegates discovered what makes Berlin an attractive location for entrepreneurs and connected with the leading players in this field.