Articles on Israel / Palestine

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.

Europe’s time to save the two state solution (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 30 November 2016

Faced with the prospect of diminished US interest in a two state solution, the EU needs to send a strong signal that it remains committed to this vision.

Can a regional process unlock Israeli-Palestinian peace? (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 01 August 2016

If Arab states remain committed to increased cooperation with Israel, they should explore how these growing ties could be leveraged to advance Palestinian sovereignty.

Why Incitement runs both ways in Israel/Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 12 April 2016

In working to rein in manifestations of incitement to violence, Europe must not lose sight of the factors that, while never justifying violence, create conditions that are particularly conducive to radicalisation

Why the UK’s boycott ban may be a pyrrhic victory for Israel (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 24 February 2016

In its attempts to stymie the BDS campaign against Israel, the UK government has fundamentally misunderstood the legal necessity underpinning measures directed at Israeli settlements.

Turkey and Israel: Time to kiss and make up? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 07 January 2016

In a chaotic region, lonely Turkey and Israel are trying to put old grievances behind them