Category Archives: General

Gaza Access and Movement: 2013 Summary

A year that began in the shadow of operation “Pillar of Defense” and saw tunnel activity stopped almost completely by Egypt – 2013 was not an easy one for Gaza’s residents. An info sheet. Continue reading

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Bennett is right: There is no siege on Gaza

On the same day that Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett says there is no siege on Gaza, senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office say that lifting the Gaza closure is out of the question. We clarify the terminology. Continue reading

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Seven ways to avoid answering Freedom of Information applications

Every year, we send dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applications to state bodies. The conclusions so far: state authorities are fabulously creative when they do not want to answer. Seven short examples follow. Continue reading

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Gaza 2013: Snapshot

What is the cause of the electricity shortage in Gaza? Why are medicines lacking? What’s the fishing zone limit? How close can one approach to the border fence? Access issues in Gaza today in seven parts. Continue reading

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How and when the separation policy was conceived

A new essay reveals that the attempt to separate, or differentiate, between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank began well before the 2006 Palestinian Authority elections and before Hamas took over the Gaza Strip – eight years of a botched attempt to engineer Palestinian public opinion Continue reading

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Who’s talking about Gaza?

Once in a while, especially after another “round of fighting”, the question of “what do we do about Gaza?” resurfaces momentarily. So we decided to check which parties mention Gaza in their party platforms. The results: in short, we aren’t optimistic. Continue reading

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Chomsky's response

Noam Chomsky has written a response to the post we recently published on this blog. Here is what he wrote. Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: Clarifications

Last week we posted a critique of Noam Chomsky’s article about Gaza. We received many positive responses, but also some criticism we would like to address. Continue reading

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Will we always have Paris?

Recent protests in the West Bank have awakened debate on the Paris Protocol, which regulates the economic relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. What is the protocol and what does it reveal about the cooperation that exists between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? Continue reading

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The separation policy: three analysts, three perspectives

The election of Muhammed Mursi to the Egyptian presidency has led analysts in Israel and abroad to reflect anew on Israel’s policy vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip. We have selected three examples Continue reading

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