Al-Shabaka Policy Brief Belal Shobaki

Hamas: Three Tough Hurdles in 2015

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Al-Shabaka Policy Brief Nur Arafeh

In Jerusalem, “Religious War” Is Used to Cloak Colonialism

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Al-Shabaka Commentary Irene Calis

Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle

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Al-Shabaka Roundtable
Ayah Bashir
Esther Rappaport

Under Siege: Remembering Leningrad, Surviving Gaza

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After Gaza, What Price Palestine’s Security Sector?

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Sabrien Amrov,
Alaa Tartir

The Palestinian Authority’s security sector has grown faster than any other part of the government, potentially putting Palestine on track to a police state. With the unity government moving into Gaza after Israel’s terrible 51-day assault, Al-Shabaka Policy Member Sabrien Amrov and Program Director Alaa Tartir call for the urgent need to reform the donor-driven “reform” of a sector that only serves Israel’s colonization project. Read the policy brief or the executive summary.

Media & Outreach

26 November 2014

Amrov and Tartir ask, "To what end do the international donors continue to subsidize an agency that helps to perpetuate the Israeli occupation, fails to meet the needs of Palestinian civilians and violates the very human rights norms they claim to uphold?"

23 October 2014
Analysis by Victor Kattan

In Victor Kattan's analysis, it's premature for Palestinians to approach the International Criminal Court (ICC), in order to end Israel's occupation. Instead, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be asked by the UN General Assembly for an advisory opinion on the legal responsibilities of states to do it. This would circumvent a United States veto as well as the U.S. Congress's retaliation.