Change in Palestine

As change sweeps through the Arab world, the Israeli Palestinian conflict continues to be defined by stagnation. However, contrary to public perception, new political trends have also emerged from within the Palestinian Territories and bolster prospects for the realisation of Palestinian national aspirations.

“The Politics of Change in Palestine” discusses these changes. The book contradicts the prevalent myth that incompetent, corrupt, and uncompromising Palestinian decision-makers are responsible for the lasting stalemate in the Middle-East Peace Process. The book highlights recent political developments in Palestine that fundamentally redefine important parameters of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These include the re-invention of Hamas, reforms within the Fatah movement, state-building efforts of the Palestinian Authority and the surge of non-violent resistance.

Contrary to public perception, these new political trends in the Palestinian Territories pose an unprecedented strategic challenge to the Israeli leadership.

The book was published in March 2011 by Pluto Press (UK) and is distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Why this book?

I am neither Palestinian nor Israeli. Yet, I have long felt passionate about the Middle East and the consequences that decades of conflict have inflicted on Palestinians and Israelis alike. Read more

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Bröning’s book offers vital information, balanced yet to the point. It is an excellent contribution to informed clarity in times of brisk political fermentation.
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Michael Bröning

About the author

Michael Bröning is currently the Director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in the occupied Palestinian Territories based in East-Jerusalem [...]
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