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Political Parties in Palestine

Leadership and Thought

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Bröning
    Pages 15-56
  3. Michael Bröning
    Pages 97-119
  4. Michael Bröning
    Pages 121-146
  5. Michael Bröning
    Pages 147-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-226

About this book


Party Politics in Palestine is an up-to-date elucidation of the fractious Palestinian political scene, providing for the first time a lively and comprehensive discussion of the ideological outlook, historical development, and political objectives of all of Palestine's major political actors.


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About the authors

Michael Bröning is the director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation (FES) in the Palestinian territories based in Jerusalem.

Bibliographic information


“Political Parties in Palestine provides a comprehensive framework on the ideological viewpoint and political ambitions of the Palestinian parties … . the book introduces an essential background and provides historical context for thorough understanding. Thus, it supplies a valuable contribution to Palestinian studies and is a vital source for students specialized on the Middle Eastern politics. … it deserves to be added to libraries due to its concise references to the intra-Palestinian political dynamics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” (Büşra N. Özgüler, Turkish Weekly,, April, 2016)

"This overview will become a necessary reference work for any elementary appreciation of Palestinian politics. Highly recommended." - Choice

"Political Parties in Palestine presents a highly informative and comprehensive overview of ideology, leadership, organizational structures, and objectives of Palestinian political movements. This book will be of interest to professionals, academics, and students of Middle Eastern affairs." - Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, leader of the opposition in the German Bundestag

"Political Parties in Palestine is a vital contribution to all those who deal with Palestinian politics. I believe that from now on, it won't be possible to refer to Palestinian policy without referring to this important, systematic, and revealing book." - Yossi Beilin, former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and former Minister of Justice, Co-founder of the Geneva Initiative

"This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with the evolvement of Palestinian politics and the internal competition among different factions over who represents what." - Hassan Barari, University of Jordan