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 […]

Horizons Of Peace

by Mamdouh Nofal on 14/04/2004

After three years of frustration and despair, the Geneva and the Nusseibeh-Ayalon initiatives revived the peacemaking idea between Palestinians and Israelis. Both initiatives have proven that there is, on the Palestinian side, a partner for real peacemaking and that Sharon is ignoring this fact in order to undermine the peace process. Both initiatives awakened the […]

The Centrality of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict for Middle East Peace

by Mamdouh Nofal on 02/01/2004

A Quest for Peace and Security Mamdouh Nofal The people of the Middle East have learned from long experience that the security of their region is inseparably linked to Palestinian/Arab-Israeli peace. Whenever regional security breaks down, the peace process breaks down, and vice versa. At present, the security situation here is feeling the effects of […]

The Political And Complications Of The Israel Speration

by Mamdouh Nofal on 15/12/2003

Upon the decision of the Israeli government, Israeli contractors have been working hard for the last few months on setting up a “security fence” to stop “terrorists” from penetrating into Israel. They have finished building major parts of this fence around “Greater Jerusalem” and along the Green Line that separates Israel from the West Bank […]

Truce Not Enough To Salvage The Roadmap

by Mamdouh Nofal on 30/11/2003

Following a long period of stagnancy, a local, regional and international political activity surfaced to deal with the peace process, in the hope of reaching a new truce between Palestinians and Israelis and putting an end to the violent conflict that has been going for over three years. Mediators are trying to resume negotiations as […]