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?
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.
President Mahmoud Abbas has renounced Palestinian national reunification by canceling the country’s first elections in 15 years.
Whether or not the vote takes place, scheduling of legislative elections for May 22 in Palestine is remarkable, a return of Palestinian politics.
Israel is currently in an electoral process. But the system in place could cause an Islamist-Arab party to determine who governs.
Saturday, Palestinians continued preparations for first parliamentary elections in 15 years, opening registration offices for candidates.
Israel is hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Is it acceptable to use it as a forum to address Israel’s political occupation in Palestine?
If the upcoming elections in Palestine go off without a hitch, they will provide a ray of hope for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
The holding of elections in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza will be a crucial step towards Palestinian unity.
The European Union is pressuring the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership to hold legislative and presidential elections.
For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.