Your questions on Gaza - answered

On the anniversary of the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, Katleen Maes, Head of the Gaza Sub-Office of OCHA and Tania Hary, Deputy Director of Gisha, answer your questions on Gaza.

Why is it taking so long for Gaza to be rebuilt?

Is there any real potential for lifting the eight-year blockade of Gaza?

Can Gaza be politically and economically reunited with the rest of Palestine (the West Bank and East Jerusalem)?

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A plea for Palestinian unity

Palestinian physician, activist, and politician, Mustafa Barghouti argues that political unity between the Palestinian people must be achieved before there can be hopes for peace in the region.

Palestinian designate ministers, 15 March 2007, Gaza City.
L-R: Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr, Deputy Prime Minister Azzam al-Ahmed, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti, Social Affairs Minister Salad Zeidan.

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Israel & Palestine: Starting the peace process again, this time from the real world

Professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, Nathan J. Brown wonders if, one year on from the Gaza war, now is the appropriate time to internationalise the peace process.

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Israel & Palestine: what role for the US now?

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami argues that the United States must work alongside international actors to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The Elders' Debate on BBC Global – the highlights

Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Hina Jilani and Mary Robinson took part in a live broadcast debate on BBC World to discuss some of the world's biggest issues, from Syria and Ukraine to migration and extremism.

“You cannot stop migration, you can only manage it effectively.”

Earlier this week, four Elders appeared on BBC World’s Global with Matthew Amroliwala, a TV show broadcast to over 200 countries.

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In pursuit of peace: The Elders’ visit to Israel and Palestine

Jimmy Carter and Gro Harlem Brundtland spent three days discussing the post-war political landscape with a host of experts, politicians and NGOs.

Gro Harlem Brundtland and Jimmy Carter visited Israel and Palestine from 30 April to 2 May 2015, the fourth Elders' trip to the region.

The goal of the visit was to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and support the two-state solution.

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Kofi Annan: "We cannot be prosperous at the expense of the other"

In an interview with RT's Worlds Apart, Kofi Annan discusses peace-building and accountability, from UN Security Council reform to Syria and Ukraine.

“The mediator or the peacemaker cannot want peace more than the protagonists.”

Find out more about our UN initiative

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Building a new state: an historic opportunity for Myanmar

In remarks at the press conference concluding The Elders’ visit to Myanmar and Thailand on 12–18 December 2014, Gro Harlem Brundtland gives an overview of the trip and outlines the remaining challenges in Myanmar’s transition process.

“This is a country with a long tradition of people living in harmony with each other.”

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Why are Israeli voices calling for the recognition of Palestine?

As Europe prepares to vote on the recognition of a Palestinian state, leading Israeli scientist and political activist, Amiram Goldblum, claims that those who really care for Israel should raise their hands in support of recognising Palestine.

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