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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has issued the Information File (29) in Arabic entitled, “The Development of the Reconciliation Process and the Palestinian Elections (1/5/2020–30/9/2021),” and it is offered for free download.

The stumbling of Palestinian reconciliation file constituted one of the most serious challenges and dilemmas for the Palestinian national project during the past years. The postponement of the muchly awaited legislative elections that were scheduled for May 2021 has for sure increased the fragility of the Palestinian situation, and created a new obstacle against national unity and revival the Palestinian national project.

Undoubtedly, there are many factors that led to the failure of reconciliation. Primarily, the weak foundations and rules of the Palestinian political system, for they became bound by the terms and outcomes of the Oslo Accords, while the legitimacy of the Palestinian components and their acceptance in a unified national body became bound by their commitment and recognition of “international legitimacy,” regardless if the latter agrees on the rights of the Palestinian people and believes in the justice of their cause or not. In addition, there is contradiction and schism between Palestinians; because there are two Palestinian projects that are not only contradictory in the means, but also in goals and objectives.

Settling the Palestinian reconciliation file requires a re-reading of the Palestinian conditions and outcomes, and reconsidering the feasibility of a Palestinian national project dependent on Oslo outcomes, which have been proven to be a failure. National unity and putting the Palestinian political house in order in proportion to the weights of the active Palestinian forces, are the first steps for the advancement of the Palestinian project and the achievement of liberation and return.

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Publication Information

– Title: Information File (29): Tatawwur Malaf al-Musalahah wa al-Intikhabat al-Filistiniyyah (The Development of the Reconciliation Process and the Palestinian Elections (1/5/2020–30/9/2021))– Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh
– Managing Editor: Basem Elkassem
– Date of Publishing: 2021 (1st edition)
– Paperback: 740 pages
– Price: $55
– Free Download: Click here (742 page, 6.5 MB) (Arabic)

This file deals with the developments of Palestinian reconciliation, and sheds light on Palestinian elections and the repercussions of postponing them on the Palestinian scene. It also discusses the Israeli, Arab, Islamic and international positions concerning this file and its developments. This book covers the 1/5/2020–30/9/2021 period.

This 7-chapter Information File is an academic study, providing the researchers and specialists with detailed, clear, accurate, and well-documented material on the Palestinian, Israeli and Arab issues, in addition to the developments of the reconciliation file and the Palestinian elections. It helps decision makers to better understand internal Palestinian dynamics and their repercussions on the Palestine issue.

Noted that the Archives and Information Department has prepared this Information File (28), with Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh as editor-in-chief and Basem Elkassem the managing editor.

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 21/1/2022

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