Articles on Hugh Lovatt

Israel’s West Bank annexation: Preparing EU policy for the day after (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 14 May 2020

West Bank annexation will bring an end to the EU’s cherished two-state solution. International norms and the EU’s own laws will now need to underpin post-annexation relations with Israel. 

Defeating covid-19 in Gaza: Is it enough? (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 07 April 2020

Urgent intervention can mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic. But the EU should also help Gaza escape its man-made crisis.

The UN is right to track businesses in Israeli settlements (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 18 February 2020

A disinformation campaign against a new UN database aims to legitimise the Israeli settler movement and those who illegally profit from it.
 

From negotiation to imposition: Trump’s Israel-Palestine parameters (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 11 February 2020

Comparing the US “peace plan” for Israel-Palestine with ECFR’s own work on future parameters illuminates how Donald Trump is departing from longstanding international consensus positions.

Trump’s deal for Israel-Palestine: Entrenched unequal rights and annexation (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 29 January 2020

Although the Trump deal marks a radical break from past American support for a two-state solution, it aligns with ideas put forward by supporters of Israel’s settler movement.

Washington’s illusory plan for Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 June 2019

The United States is set to propose an economic plan for Israel-Palestine, spearheaded by Jared Kushner, on 25 and 26 June in Bahrain, where Gulf Arab states will discuss the troubled Palestinian economy.

The future of Palestine: Youth views on the two-state paradigm (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 28 May 2019

A quarter of a century on from the Oslo Peace Accords, young Palestinian writers share their views on the future of the two-state solution

Israel's foreign policy after its snap election (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 04 April 2019

Amidst allegations of fraud and bribery, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for a snap election on 9 April. In what direction could a new Israeli government take its foreign policy?

ECFR’s two state parameters (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 18 September 2018

ECFR’s two state parameters provide a framework through which the EU can step up its efforts to achieve the just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two state solution