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Challenges facing the Ishtayeh government

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15.03.2019

After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appointed Fatah Central Committee member Mohammad Ishtayeh as prime minister, some questions are raised regarding the challenges the next Palestinian government will face. One of these challenges is Trump’s deal of the century, the details of which will be announced after the Israeli elections on April 9thand which aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause.

Therefore, it has become necessary to establish Palestinian national unity as soon as possible as well as to include a variety of Palestinian forces (Palestinian economic and political figures, as well as civil society bodies) in the new formulas for the government. This is especially important given the fact that the quota system among specific factions has proven to be a failure in the past.

It is worth noting that the chances of reinforcing reconciliation and broadening the participation of the silent forces in Palestinian national decision-making will be easily attained. This is because Israel’s racist image has been more exposed than at any time before. The idea of establishing a Jewish state has unprecedentedly become a common denominator between the various trends, blocs, parties, and political, social, and cultural trends in Israel.

Naturally, there are complex goals Israel seeks to achieve by making a Jewish state a reality on the ground, beginning with ending the right of Palestinian refugees to return to........

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