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  • The relevance of Israel and Gaza

    Global Europe 15-11-2012

    This is the reality of the current round of the Palestinian-Israeli war: It matters to the Palestinians and Israelis but not to the world, beyond those who demand a world that is just and whose definition of justice is what they believe to be just, writes Stratfor.

  • Can the EU save the two-state solution?

    Global Europe 13-06-2012

    The Obama administration is busy fighting for re-election and has already failed to produce a breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So now might be the time for Europe to take the lead, argue Dimitris Bouris and Stuart Reigeluth.

  • Why the EU should reject Israeli trade pact

    Trade & Society 24-04-2012

    A few might argue that signing the the Conformity Assessment and Acceptance Agreement with Israel will bring economic benefits to the EU. In fact, the EU has much more to gain from rejecting it, argue Kataryzna Lemanska and Stuart Reigeluth.

  • What happened to the state-building project in Palestine?

    Global Europe 21-03-2012

    The recent World Bank report which draws a bleak picture of Palestinian state building projects reveals the real problem which is the absence of political objectives behind those initiatives, argues Dimitris Bouris.

  • EU must support viable Palestinian state

    Global Europe 14-09-2011

    The EU must make peace between Israel and Palestine one of the top priorities of its Middle East policy. But there can be no peace in the region without a viable Palestinian state, argues Eberhard Rhein.

  • Why crisis between Turkey and Israel is hurting everyone

    Global Europe 12-09-2011

    The recent downgrade in Turkish-Israeli relations is not beneficial to either country, leaving Israel more isolated and depriving Turkey of its role as a mediator at a time of acute instability and change in the region, argue Emiliano Alessandri and Joshua Walker of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  • Palestine/Israel: Time for donors to remove roadblocks

    Med & South 12-04-2011

    Although the world's attention is fixed on the Arab Spring, human rights abuses continue in the Palestinian territories and the EU should consciously use its aid policy to push for an end to the blockade of Gaza and a moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank, argues Chris Bain of CIDSE.

  • ‘Palestine Papers’ bear the failure of US as mediator

    Global Europe 26-01-2011

    The leaked 'Palestine Papers' on concessions offered to Israel show the failure of the US as principal mediator and give the EU an opportunity to step up its role in peace talks, argues Spyros Danellis MEP, a member of the European Parliament's Palestine delegation, in an opinion piece sent exclusively to EURACTIV.

  • Israel-Palestine: Peace this time?

    Global Europe 30-08-2010

    The news that Israeli-Palestinian talks are to resume should not lead to over-expectations as to their outcome, warns Shlomo Avineri, director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry under Yitzhak Rabin's first cabinet and professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Turkey’s frontline foreign policy

    Science & Policymaking 06-07-2010

    The new direction of Turkish foreign policy heralds less of a 'zero-conflict' strategy than the stirring of further tensions in the region, according to Schlomo Avineri, director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Yitzhak Rabin's first cabinet.

  • Gaza’s hell : Why the EU must change its policy

    Med & South 20-01-2009

    "The EU has to restructure its failed strategy [in Gaza] and seek to bring the new US administration to a similar re-appraisal and policy change," argue Michael Emerson and Richard Youngs, associate senior research fellows at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and Natalie Tocci, senior research fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, in a January CEPS report.

  • Conflict Resolution in the Neighbourhood: Comparing the Role of the EU in the Turkish-Kurdish and Is

    Central Europe 07-04-2005

    The aim of this paper, written by Nathalie Tocci and published by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), is to compare the manner in which the Union’s bilateral relations have affected two key conflict areas in its neighbourhood: the dispute between the Turkish state and the Kurds, and that between Israelis and Palestinians. The two conflicts differ significantly, as do the Union’s relations with the parties.