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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.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany 2005-2009 and Deputy Chairman of Social Democrats in the Bundestag, Berlin.
Deputy Program Director Middle East and North Africa, International Crisis Group, Washington, DC.
Secretary General of Palestinian National Initiative, Ramallah.
Director of the Arab Media Project, University of Cambridge.
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
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.