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About Ghassan Khatib

Ghassan Khatib is co-editor of the Bitterlemons family of internet publications and director of the Palestine Authority's Government Media Centre

Articles by Ghassan Khatib

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bitterlemons, the next stage

An innovative Israeli-Palestinian collaboration offering regular analysis of middle-east affairs is ending regular publication after eleven years. Its co-editors, Yossi Alpher and Ghassan Khatib, explain why.

Palestine and the two-state phantom

A combination of political changes and shifts in attitude are making the possibility of a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine increasingly remote, says Ghassan Khatib.

The Palestinian crossroads

The Palestinians' current political impasse offers them only difficult choices, says Ghassan Khatib.

Gaza: outlines of an endgame

An outcome to the bitter contest over Gaza in which both sides claim a sort of victory is already becoming visible, says Ghassan Khatib.

Palestinian political rights: a common-sense solution

The route to peace and security lies through a clear political recognition, says Ghassan Khatib.

Hamas’s shortsighted manoeuvre

Hamas has won a military victory in Gaza at the cost of exposing its political weakness, says Ghassan Khatib.

Palestine: this occupation will end

The lesson of the forty years since the six-day war, says Ghassan Khatib, is that Israel will never enjoy peace as long as the occupation of the Palestinian territories lasts.

The Arab League summit: two challenges

The gathering in Riyadh represents a confluence of interests behind a regional solution to the Iraqi and Palestinian-Israeli conflicts, says Ghassan Khatib.

An international solution?

The conflict is about more than violence: it is a slow decolonisation. International involvement is crucial and welcome - but will domestic politics get in the way?

The view from Palestine

In the war over Kuwait in 1991, and now the ‘anti-terrorist’ war, the Palestine issue has been invoked by Arab and Taliban radicals to lend legitimacy to their struggle with the US. From the Palestinian viewpoint, this is a dubious blessing. The editor of Palestine Report examines the war’s impact on the internal struggle between the Palestinian Authority and its Islamic opponents.
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