Reflections on the Current Palestinian-Israeli Impasse

April 1, 2014
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi


In order to understand the dimensions of the current
Palestinian-Israeli impasse and recent developments,
it is necessary to look at a number of factors. These
include the escalation of Israeli atrocities in Jerusalem,
the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the stalemate in
the Palestinian political factions’ reconciliation process;
the seemingly deadlocked mission of the US
Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold the negotiation
process; regional powers’ struggle with political
Islam; and the current international crises, which
have preoccupied the major external players – the
US, EU, Russia and China: the ‘Crimea Crisis,’ the
(nuclear) dialogue with Iran, and the Syrian civil war.