Palestinian leaders attempt a political comeback
After years of internecine conflict, the Palestinian territories’ main actors have agreed to hold elections in 2021. They hope to signal unity and a pro-democratic agenda to the U.S. and Europe. The current leader of the Palestinian Authority could find himself dethroned by a more popular candidate.
Gaza and the Hamas problem
Cut off by their neighbors, the people of the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip suffer from high unemployment, low investment and only sporadic electricity. With Hamas having proven itself dangerous to Egypt, Israel and the Ramallah-based Palestinian government, it is not difficult to see why the sanctions continue. Qatari aid may give ...