Palestinian factions signed a reconciliation deal in Algiers on Thursday, vowing to hold elections by next October in their latest attempt to end rift.
Palestine articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Palestine. Palestine is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, Palestine has been "effectively split in two with the West Bank governed by the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip governed separately by Hamas" but hope for a future state remains strong. Also see our articles on Israel, the Arab Spring, and the broader Middle East.
What “Pro-Palestine” Student Groups Get Wrong
Back then – as now – this fit into a “colonialist” narrative of European Jews oppressing Arabs – an easy, eye pleasing but intellectually lazy fit.
Palestinians Elect West Bank Councils In Rare Democratic Exercise
The elections came after a decade of delays in Palestinian elections. They have raised much hope about stability in the territory.
The Democratic Election In Gaza That No One Noticed
The Gaza Strip is notorious for all the wrong reasons, but the territory’s recent democratic elections went completely ignored.
Amnesty: Israel Maintains ‘System Of Oppression And Domination’
In a new report, Amnesty International accuses Israel of running an “apartheid” state. Israel has accused the rights group of antisemitism in response.
Hamas Says Rejects Municipal Elections In Gaza
Hamas has refused to allow the Gaza Strip to host the second phase of Palestinian municipal elections, slated for March 26.
Can Democracy Help Solve The Problem Of Gaza?
The loss of control of Gaza by Hamas should underpin America’s strategy in the region in the coming years. How can this be won?
The Terrible Cost Of Palestine’s Cancelled Elections
President Mahmoud Abbas has renounced Palestinian national reunification by canceling the country’s first elections in 15 years.
The Return of Palestinian Politics
Whether or not the vote takes place, scheduling of legislative elections for May 22 in Palestine is remarkable, a return of Palestinian politics.
Islamist-Arab Party Might Determine Who Governs Israel
Israel is currently in an electoral process. But the system in place could cause an Islamist-Arab party to determine who governs.