PALESTINIANS – Palestinians trying to dig themselves out of isolation (Daoud Kuttab, Al-Monitor)

It seems Palestinians are trying to get out of international and Arab isolation by taking a series of measures, including restoring ties with Israel and returning their ambassadors to the UAE and Bahrain, in anticipation of the Joe Biden administration’s arrival into office.

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/11/palestinian-restore-ties-israel-ambassador-bahrain-uae-biden.html

USA/PALESTINIANS – What Biden Owes the Palestinians (Daoud Kuttab, Project-Syndicate)

Contrary to popular belief, a permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not a lost cause. But it will require courageous and resolute US leadership. Whether President-elect Joe Biden will provide that remains to be seen, but pledging to ensure that Israel immediately halts settlement construction in the occupied territories would be a good start.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/biden-administration-must-stop-israeli-settlement-building-by-daoud-kuttab-2020-11