His attempt to blackmail Israel and the U.S. could backfire.
The ruling family’s corruption has sparked protests.
Meet Hussein al-Sheikh, Mahmoud Abbas’s handpicked successor.
Signing an anti-torture convention turned out to be a bad idea.
Mahmoud Abbas says that the Israelis committed “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinians. Why does he believe that, and what does the rest of the Arab world think about the Shoah?
Germany preaches about the importance of memorializing the Holocaust while turning a blind eye to Palestinian anti-Semitism.
Westerners’ persistent refusal to take the Palestinian president for what he actually is.
The more uneventful it is, the more both will see it as a success.
The journey to nowhere.
Palestinians would be better served by celebrating freedom than by nourishing grievance.
In the West Bank, it’s the ruler who matters, not the institutions.
The Palestinian Authority president can incite his people against Israel and ignore threats to his legitimacy.
Mahmoud Abbas surrounds himself with loyalists while losing his authority.
Hamas believes that the West Bank is ripe for the taking. It might be right.