Israel / Palestine: Publications


Deep sea rivals: Europe, Turkey, and new eastern Mediterranean conflict lines

Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Cinzia Bianco, John V. Bowlus, Hugh Lovatt, Tarek Megerisi, Michaël Tanchum - 21 May, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria.


Differentiation Tracker

Hugh Lovatt - 1 October, 2019

ECFR’s Differentiation Tracker provides a snapshot of third state relations with Israel – and the extent to which these contain a clearly defined territorial definition that explicitly excludes Israeli settlements constructed on occupied territory in line with UNSCR…


The Middle East's new battle lines

Julien Barnes-Dacey, Ellie Geranmayeh, Hugh Lovatt - 17 May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war


Mapping Palestinian Politics

Saleh Hijazi, Hugh Lovatt - 19 April, 2018

This interactive web project charts the constellation of political players as Palestinians approach a period of political change. Over 100 pen portraits reveal new insights into the personalities and power structures that will shape the future of Palestinian politics.

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

Policy Brief

Occupation and Sovereignty: Renewing EU Policy in Israel- Palestine

Hugh Lovatt - 21 December, 2017

How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?

Rethinking Oslo: How Europe can promote peace in Israel-Palestine

Omar Dajani & Hugh Lovatt - 26 July, 2017

The Oslo Accords have provided political cover for Israel’s creeping occupation and eroded the possibility of Palestinian self-determination.

Israel’s unlawfully prolonged occupation: consequences under an integrated legal framework

Valentina Azarova - 2 June, 2017

The EU should ensure that it is not recognising as lawful Israel’s unlawfully prolonged occupation.

EU differentiation and the push for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt - 31 October, 2016

Renewed focus on differentiation one of few hopes for saving the two state solution.