Political Lives: David Abrahams 

By Alex Hunt17 February 2014
Politics editor, BBC News website


By David Abrahams

18 June 2012

Revisiting the Arab Peace Initiative 

David Martin Abrahams
January 31, 2011

Finding positives in the 'Palestinian Papers' 

David Martin Abrahams

January 25, 2011


Middle East & Europe

Normalisation in abnormal times

David Martin Abrahams
March 11, 2011

The Middle East is in the midst of great uncertainty. Today Colonel Gaddafi unleashes tyrannical fury on Libyan rebels, demonstrating a brutally stubborn, if predictable, approach to unrest. Just a few short weeks earlier, Tunisia’s Ben Ali was swept aside, paving the way for the initially unexpected and in the end astonishingly peaceful removal of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

Now is the Time to Achieve Progress through the API

David Martin Abrahams
Feb 1, 2011

I have long concluded that the Arab Peace Initiative (API) offers the best framework for making genuine progress towards resolving the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict. Now is the time to take concrete action to use the framework of the API to promote that goal. It is my intention to support a conference to that purpose that the Royal United Services Institute is initiating.

Finding positives in the 'Palestinian Papers'

David Martin Abrahams

January 25, 2011


It's a tough climate in which to sell newspapers. On top of the recession journalists must contend with electronic competition from the blogosphere. So it's not surprising when even serious editors approve headlines which sacrifice a carefully measured sense of proportion in favour of sensationalism.

Abrahams in bid to broker peace deal

The Jewish Chronicle
Jan 14, 2011
By Martin Bright

The international defence and security thinktank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), has confirmed the appointment of the first Jewish vice-president in its 180-year history. North East property tycoon David Abrahams has been given the post in an attempt to boost the institute's work in Israel and Palestine. His fellow vice-presidents include Sir Paul Lever, former UK ambassador to Germany, Sir David Omand, former Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office, and the Duke of Westminster.