Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focus is on Palestine-Israel peace, the use of international legal mechanisms by political movements, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. Previously, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during Palestine’s bid for UN membership, and was a member of the Palestinian delegation to Quartet-sponsored exploratory talks between 2011 and 2012.
She regularly participates in track II peace efforts and is a contributor to The Hill and Haaretz. Her commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Al Jazeera English, CNN, and others.
Rights and human security for Palestinians and Israelis must be prioritized over resuming pointless peace talks.
Before holding PA legislative elections, Palestinian factions should organize a dialogue over PLO parliamentary elections.
The U.S. has been pliant, if not complicit, in Israel’s efforts to annex large parts of the West Bank.
U.S. hostility to the Palestinians shows the Trump administration just wants them to say “no” to its peace plan.