Ahmed Zed traces the contradictory relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Israel over the years, explaining that despite the occupation benefiting from the PA led by Mahmoud Abbas, it still peruses a public demonisation of it.
After decades of normalised ultranationalist discourse in politics and impunity from the international community, Israel's far-right election victory ushers in a new era of emboldened extremism against Palestinians.
Behind the different candidates and parties vying for power in the Israeli election is a uniting agenda to deny Palestinians their freedom and entrench the occupation. Successive elections over the years are testament to this.
Ahmed Zed explains that the violence meted out by Israel against Palestinians, seen at a much higher rate this year, has gravely increased over time. It is likely to worsen if global actors and the UN fail to provide urgent protection.
In light of Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, Ahmed Zed explains what life is like for Palestinians in the largest open air prison, and why international pressure must be applied urgently to finally life a blockade that has lasted over 15 years.
In the lead up to the US president's visit to the region, Abbas made multiple threats, but despite Biden's failure to hold Israel accountable, there was no follow through. This has been a defining feature of Abbas' leadership.
Despite Biden’s pledges to reverse some of the damage done to Palestinians by the Trump administration, nothing notable has changed even though Israel’s crimes and violations of international law continue.