Seysat edition No. 45: Revisiting “Oslo” 25 years later, legal revision of US
measures towards Palestinians
The Institute for Public Policies (IPP) in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
(FES) recently issued a new edition of Seyasat quarterly with a focus on
revisions of the post-Oslo reality from multiple perspectives 25 years after it
was signed,. They include in-depth analysis of the international and Israeli
discourses, especially with regards to the Israeli Nation-State law, and the
US-Administration, that has implemented policies in violationinternational law
This new edition of Seyasat covers public policy issues that are
relevant to the Palestinian society, discussing its economic potential in
addition to intellectual and cultural insights that contribute to ongoing
The edition opens with a study of the political researcher Tayseer Muheisen
titled ”25 years after Oslo: Ongoing debate on unity and division”, followed by
an article written by Mohamad Hawash under the title ”Oslo Accords: the best
option amidst bad conditions”, which highlights that in spite of the shortages
in the agreements, the Oslo Accords were the best possible attainable option
at the time.
Head of Birzeit University’s Center for Development Studies, Ghassan Abu Hatab,
contributes the article ”Quarter of a century of the wrong development track”,
while the writer Dr. Muhannad Mustafa elaborates on the considerations behind
Israel’s recently passed Nation-State law under the title ”The Nation State
law: the victory of the colonizer over the state”.
In his overview study “The Dead-Red channel: in between acceptance and
rejection”, researcher Abdelghani Salameh discusses controversial ideas,
contexts and assessments of stakeholders.
The next article tackles the Trump Administration’s hostile policy towards the
Palestinian people from a legal perspective, written by the International Law
professor Dr. Abdallah Abu Eid under the title ”Trump Administration wages war
against the Palestinian people: Collective violation of various international
Another article named ”Islamic-Secularim: From miraculous to inimitable
incapacitation” by Birzeit University’s media professor Dr. Walid Shurafa sheds
light on the references and tools of political Islam.
Under the section of public policies, Dr. Mohammad Kamal Abu Amsha from the
Palestine Technical University (Kadoorei) presents a study titled “Analysis of
Palestine Stock Exchange and enhancing its investor encouragement role”, while
another article presented by the political researcher Mansour Abu Karim analyzes
the reality of educational policies and their success or failure in combating
The relationship between the educational polices and unemployment amongst youth
is worthwhile of more contemplation towards rectifying those policies and
directing them towards increasing unemployment rates, he argues.
Hussein Nayef Abu Tyoor writes in the international policy section about the
Trump administration’s steps to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
in the light of international law and norms.
This Seyasat edition concludes with areview of the book “Israel and
Apartheid” presented by Talal Ibrahim , issued by The Palestinian Forum for
Israeli Studies (MADAR) and edited by Dr. Honaida Ghanem and Azar Dakour.