18 Jan 2013
US Foreign Aid to the Palestinians
Author: Jim Zanotti
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Because of congressional concerns that, among other things, US funds might be diverted to Palestinian terrorist groups, aid is subject to a host of vetting and oversight requirements and legislative restrictions.
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16 Jan 2013
Turkey's Role in Hamas' Cease-fire
Author: Pinar Elman
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
The November 2012 conflict between Israel and Hamas was concluded by a cease-fire sponsored by Egypt and with the support of the US, Turkey and Qatar.
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The (In)Significance of the UN Palestine Vote
Author: Nada Ghandour-Demiri
Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
On November 29, 2012, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to accord Palestine ‘non-Member Observer State’ status in the United Nations.
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The Civil Defence-Civilian Protection Nexus in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Author: Riina Isotalo
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This report examines international engagement and the attitudes of the Gaza administration and the Palestinian Authority with regard to civilian protection and civil defense.
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How the Local Matters: Democratization in Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine
Author: Louise Riis Andersen, Ulla Holm, Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Peter Alexander Albrecht, Leila Stockmarr
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This report highlights opportunities and tensions associated with providing support for democratization 'from below' in fragile states.
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