Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban is the Founder and Director of the Gaza-based PalThink for Strategic Studies an independent think tank with no political affiliation. He is an analyst of the political-economy of the Middle East and is a regular writer and commentator for the Arab and international media. Omar is a founder of Palestinian groups for Amnesty International, the deputy head of the board of Asala, an association promoting microfinance for women, and a member of the Institute of Good Governance.
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The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

Abstract The results of the recent Israeli elections that took place on 9 April 2019 clearly indicated that reaching peace…
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The World Bank Report on the Palestinian Economy Predicts Difficult Conditions on 2019-2020

By Omar Shaban The World Bank will present its report on the Palestinian economy at the donor’s  conference scheduled at …
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Governance and the Future of the Arab World

By: Omar Shaban The Hamas-Fatah divide and the Israeli-imposed blockade on Gaza, which began in 2007, have produced countless victims…
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UNRWA’s Educational System and Impact

By John Mark Shorack * October 2018 The United States government under President Trump recently announced the withdrawal of monetary…
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The Future of the Palestinian Cause in the Shadow of the “Deal of the Century”

The Future of the Palestinian Cause in the Shadow of the “Deal of the Century” The Trump administration has adopted…
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Could Washington Dismantle UNRWA?

The Trump administration has a deeper and darker agenda than simply reviving peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. On…
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Three Scenarios that Could Shape the Gaza Strip’s Uncertain Future

@By Omar Shaban and Manuel Langendorf While the world is paying more attention to Gaza, the intra-Palestinian divide is worsening…
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Germany as an influential political actor in the Middle East conflict: Possibilities and prospects

 1. Why Germany can play a stronger role in the Middle East By virtue of holding a powerful economic rank…
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Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence

By: Omar Shaban In recent months, tens of thousands of Palestinians have marched toward the Gaza-Israel border in what has…
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Interview – Les participants de la marche étaient à 99 % pacifiques, pourquoi les punir ?

Le politologue Omar Shaban critique la méthode de la «Marche du retour» qui s’est soldée par la mort de dizaines…