The Role of a Third Party

by Mamdouh Nofal on 30/11/2005

SPECIALIZED SYMPOSIUM ON “THE ROLE OF A THIRD PARTY” A PALESTINIAN VISION OF THE ROLE OF A THIRD PARTY IN RESOLVING THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT The failure of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Camp David in summer 2000 and in Taba in 2001 led to the eruption of the Palestinian Intifada at the end of September 2000 […]

The Predicament of Abu Mazen

by Mamdouh Nofal on 02/05/2005

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) finds himself stuck between the modest and fair Palestinians demands and U.S.-supported Israeli rejection once again; exactly as happened in 2003 when he headed the first Palestinian government. After Arafat’s passing, Sharon welcomed the election of Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). At the time, the optimists on the […]

Sharon Won the Battle But Did Not Win The War

by Mamdouh Nofal on 10/04/2005

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon insists on implementing his disengagement plan, pulling out and evacuating settlements in Gaza. He recently took two important steps and removed two major obstacles: the first step was the passing of the Budget by the Israeli Knesset and the second was the refusal of the Knesset for conducting a […]

No Right to Impede Exploiting Palestinian Elections

by Mamdouh Nofal on 26/01/2005

After Mahmoud Abbas won the Palestinian elections, he received several congratulatory messages and calls, not only from the Arab leaders, but also from international ones. Could this international adoption of the Palestinian presidential elections and the U.S. awareness toward the Palestinian cause be an opportunity to improve the Palestinian position in the conflict, or is […]