Articles on Israel / Palestine

Jerusalem protests: violence in the vacuum (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 15 May 2018

There is still the chance, just, to limit further instability and bloodshed in Israel-Palestine.

Beyond humanitarian quick-fixes for Gaza (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 14 March 2018

Humanitarian aid cannot relieve suffering that stems from ongoing political choices.

Time to Talk About a One State Solution? (Commentary)

Lord Peter Hain - 22 February 2018

EU backed into a corner on Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 12 December 2017

Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and Netanyahu’s visit have placed unprecedented strain on Europe’s Israel-Palestine policy. 

The long road towards Palestinian re-unification (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 09 October 2017

Even if current steps do not immediately lead to full national reunification, they can still be an important opening that can provide at least partial relief for Gaza and stabilise the Palestinian political scene.

Issa Amro and the EU’s Palestinian Authority problem (Commentary)

Saleh Hijazi & Hugh Lovatt - 07 September 2017

The EU needs to rein in the Palestinian Authority in the face of its crackdown, lest it undermines its own reputation as a defender of human rights.

Time to bring Hamas in from the cold (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 May 2017

The EU should welcome Hamas's new political platform and seize the opportunity to engage moderates within the movement.

Europe and the Palestinian Authority’s Authoritarian Drift (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt & Saleh Hijazi - 20 April 2017

The post-Abbas period is poised to be a polarising and confrontational period for Palestinian democracy.

Has Netanyahu really won? (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt & Mattia Toaldo - 17 March 2017

Losing the cover of the two state solution could pose serious problems for Benyamin Netanyahu.

After the UN, the EU must lead the way on Israeli settlements (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 January 2017

Resolution 2334 should be seen as a belated step towards mobilizing the international consensus. But to give it any real effect, states will need to build on the resolution with a view to making it operational. The EU is best positioned to do so.