Yasser Abed Rabbo

"Israel won't let us reform"

“Yes, Palestinians are expected to reform, but no, we are not supposed to succeed at it. The truth is that Israel’s purported interest in reform is merely an attempt to divert the world’s attention from the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel’s 35-year occupation of Palestinian territory and the denial of Palestinian freedom.” Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of culture and information, explains why Israel’s “catch-22” policies prevented him from attending an important conference in London.