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The West Bank After Abbas

April 4, 2023

“Authority,” the nineteenth century British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson once wrote, “forgets a dying king.” Few would describe Mahmoud Abbas, the obese, 87-year-old autocrat who rules the Palestinian Authority (PA), as “kingly.” Indeed, the Soviets reportedly used the code name “Mole” to describe his stolid, bespectacled figure. But there is little question that Abbas’s power […]

Video: Mahmoud Abbas and the Game of Thrones – Planning for a post-Abbas West Bank with Sean Durns

March 9, 2023

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is in the 18th year of a four-year term, 87 years old, and a heavy smoker. A recent Palestinian public opinion poll indicates that Abbas and the PA are unpopular with the West Bank Arabs they administer and continue to lose influence to groups like Hamas, the Iranian-backed Islamic Resistance […]

Video: Iran’s Incitement in the Arab Israeli Communities

April 29, 2022

Durns, author of “Iran is Willing to Fight to the Last Israeli Arab,” in the current issue of the JPC’s inFOCUS quarterly and a senior research analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analyses (CAMERA), noted that reported homicides in Israeli Arab communities have jumped from 58 in 2013 to 126 […]