Tag: Israeli-Palestinian conflict

How should the EU deal with Gaza?

Pour la version française, cliquez ici It is no overstatement to describe the current situation in the Gaza Strip as a serious humanitarian disaster. A recent report by the UN stated that Gaza will become unliveable by 2020. Rather than providing temporary remedies, the world should address the root cause of the humanitarian crisis in… Read more »

Re-thinking the EU’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian cross-conflict dialogue

Pour la version française, cliquez ici The current EU approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is designed to build mutual understanding and trust at grassroots level. This sounds worthy but does not directly address the core problem of the occupation and only a change of perspective at leadership level can do that. Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian… Read more »

The economic burden of West Bank settlements

Pour la version française, cliquez ici The current perpetual stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, coupled with the tumultuous state of the Middle East region, has had and will continue to have a deep impact on the welfare of Israeli society. Settlement activities encompass a variety of costs, direct and indirect, visible and hidden. In our… Read more »

The unbearable gravity of waiting

Pour la version française, cliquez ici The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has spanned decades but is any progress being made towards the much sought after two-state solution? Vassilis Ntousas gives his take on where things stand in 2017, a year of multiple anniversaries related to the conflict. VLADIMIR: Well? Shall we go? ESTRAGON: Yes, let’s go. (They… Read more »

This type of asymmetric warfare can only be settled by international pressure

Pour la version française, cliquez ici An interview with Elie Barnavi, historian, former Israeli Ambassador to France, a member of the Scientific Council at FEPS and one of the initiators of ‘Islam is also our history’, an exhibition that opened this autumn in Brussels, highlighting Muslim heritage in Europe. Does Europe have a somewhat greater… Read more »

A question of justice

Pour la version française, cliquez ici A former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Vice-President of FEPS and a Director of the Jean Jaurès Foundation, Jean-Marc Ayrault is the most recent international political leader to have organised a peace conference in the Middle East – on 15 January 2017. Whilst he rapprochement… Read more »

Two states remains the only realistic solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Pour la version française, cliquez ici Almost 25 years after the Oslo agreements, peace between Israelis and Palestinians is as distant and elusive as ever. Is the two-state solution still a relevant blueprint? EU Special Representative Gentilini argues that there is no realistic alternative and sets out what the EU can do to help advance… Read more »