April 18, 2017
The peace process looks increasingly vulnerable. In January, the international community reaffirmed its support to the two-state solution at the Paris Conference, although the position of the new U.S. administration is perceived as less clear. While a United Nations Security Council resolution condemned settlement activity, Israel stepped up settlement approvals in early 2017. The domestic situation remains unsettled, with municipal elections planned for May in the West Bank.
September 19, 2016
September 7, 2016
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process remains stalled and it is unclear whether renewed international peace efforts will gain momentum. With domestic political reconciliation deadlocked, the outlook for parliamentary elections is uncertain amid strained security conditions. Reconstruction in Gaza appears to have gathered pace since late 2015, although the humanitarian situation there remains severe.
February 11, 2016
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Christoph Duenwald visited East Jerusalem and Ramallah from February 3–11, 2016, to assess recent economic developments in the West Bank and Gaza and the financial situation of the Palestinian Authority (PA).
September 21, 2015
June 18, 2015
An IMF mission visited East Jerusalem and Ramallah from June 10-18, 2015, to assess recent economic developments in the West Bank and Gaza and the financial situation of the Palestinian Authority; June 18, 2015.