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المصالحة بانتظار 26 كانون الثّاني وما بعده

تتقاطر وفود الفصائل والشخصيات الفلسطينيّة على العاصمة المصرية منذ أيام عدة؛ من أجل التحضير للاجتماعات الفلسطينية القادمة: اجتماع "فتح" و"حماس" في 18/12، والفصائل في 20/12، ولجنة المنظمة في 22/12. وعلى أهمية الاجتماعات التحضيرية التي تشهدها القاهرة إلا أن اختراقًا حقيقيًا في ملف المصالحة لن ...  Read More »

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Palestinian Bloggers and Activists' Statement in Solidarity with Razan Ghazzawi

[The following statement was issued on 14 December 2011 by various Palestinian bloggers and activists in support of Razan Ghazzawi, a Syrian activist that was recently detained by the Syrian security forces and sentenced to fifteen years.] We, a group of Palestinian bloggers and activists raise our voices loud and ...  Read More »

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The Unknown Hell of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

For the past sixty-three years, millions of Palestinians have lived as refugees in areas of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and in surrounding countries. The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) describes their plight as “by far the most protracted and largest of all refugee problems in the world ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Articles by Co-Editors Anthony Alessandrini and Maya Mikdashi Nominated for Award - Vote Now!

We are very excited that both Jadaliyya Co-Editors Anthony Alessandrini's article, "Palestine in Scare Quotes: From the NYT Grammar Book," and Maya Mikdashi's article, "The Marriage of Sexism and Islamophobia: Remaking the News on Egypt,"  have been nominated for the Three Quarks Daily ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced

Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011. [Co-winner of the 2011 Albert Hourani Book Award] Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Rochelle Davis: Over the course of a decade, I collected 120 village books written by Palestinians ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Bisan Center for Research and Development Issues the Study "Foreign Aid and the Molding of the Palestinian Space"

[The following press release was issued by the Bisan Center for Research and Development. It was recently published on en.bisan.org] Issued by Bisan Center for Research and Development: The study "Foreign Aid and the Molding of the Palestinian Space" Bisan Center for Research and Development releases it’s ...  Read More »

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Statement by SASI on People to People Solidarity with Palestine and Duplicity of South Asian States

[The following statement was issued by the South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI) on 6 November, 2011.] SASI Calls for People-to-People Solidarity with Palestine and Condemns Duplicity of South Asian States in Palestine Bid for UN Recognition The South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI) recognizes the importance ...  Read More »

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Adventures in Candyland

This week, walking through Columbia University's campus, I noticed a piece of paper stuck to the metal railings around me. It was a flyer advertising Israel week at Columbia University, a popular yearly event meant to discuss issues related to Israel and foster support on campus for that state. This year, one of the ...  Read More »

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Honored to be a "Freedom Rider"

I was honored to be a freedom rider and it was a team effort at its best (those who rode and the many who worked behind the scenes). Two other Palestinians were also arrested with us. They were there as a reporters/observers, not participants. All eight of us were eventually released pending potential trials. Fajr ...  Read More »

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Press Release by South African Union on Russell Tribunal on Palestine

[The following press release was issued by the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) on 7 November, 2011. It was recently published on samwu.org.za] Jacob Zuma and Government must implement recommendations made by Russell Tribunal SAMWU PRESS STATEMENT 07 November 2011 The South African Municipal ...  Read More »

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Two Poems by Rafeef Ziadah

Rafeef Ziadah is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who still remember the names if their villages in Palestine and still hear the sound of Hadeel (cooing of doves) over Gaza.  Read More »

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Palestinian Freedom Riders to Ride Settler Buses to Jerusalem

[The following press release was issued by the Palestinian Freedom Riders campaign on 13 November 2011.] Freedom Riders Sunday, November 13, 2011 For Immediate Release Palestinian Freedom Riders to Ride Settler Buses to Jerusalem. Inspired by the Freedom Rides of the US Civil Rights Movement Palestinian activists ...  Read More »

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Doctoring the Evidence, Abandoning the Victim: The Involvement of Medical Professionals in Torture and Ill-Treatment in Israel

[The following is the latest from the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR) on medical professionals' involvement in mistreatment in Israel.] Medical Professionals and Torture?   When we think of doctors, it is often the Hippocratic Oath and its ...  Read More »

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Poems by Hussein Al-Barghouti

[The following is a selection from the poems that were read on May 2, 2011, at a special memorial evening held at the University of Washington in Seattle to honor the memory of Hussein Al-Barghouti (1954-2002). They been have been translated especially for Jadaliyya in order to draw the attention to the remarkable ...  Read More »

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Announcement of Voter Registration for Palestinian National Council (PNC) Elections

[The following announcement was released by the Facilitation Office for a Civic Registration Drive, an independent civic initiative in support of national efforts for democratic Palestinian elections to the PNC.] Public Announcement of a Civic Registration for Direct Elections to the PNC By the spring of 2012 an ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Wendy Pearlman, Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement

Wendy Pearlman, Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Wendy Pearlman: I became captivated by Palestinian history and politics when I studied at Birzeit University in the West Bank from January ...  Read More »

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Eye-Witness Account of Israel's Capture of Freedom Waves Flotilla

[The following personal account of what transpired on the "Freedom Waves" flotilla to Gaza was written by Lina Attalah, a friend of Jadaliyya and Al-Masry Al-Youm English's managing editor. I was originally published in Al-Masr Al-Youm English. Lina and the rest of the passengers, a group of twenty-seven ...  Read More »

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Palestinian Youth Join Boats Set to Challenge Israel’s Siege of Gaza, Act Now to Defend Today's Boats to Gaza

[The following statements were issued by the International Solidarity Movement on 2 November 2011.] Palestinian Youth Join Boats Set to Challenge Israel’s Siege of Gaza Irish and Canadian boats in international waters on their way to challenge illegal siege policy Palestinian activists call for end to ...  Read More »

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Israel's Exceptionalism: Normalizing the Abnormal

[The following statement was issued by the Palistinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 31 October 2011.] Israel’s Exceptionalism: Normalizing the Abnormal In the Palestinian and Arab struggle against Israeli colonization, occupation and apartheid, the “normalization” of ...  Read More »

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Bertrand Russell's Legacy

Making my way back to Ireland from the Third World Approaches to International Law conference at the University of Oregon last week, I found myself with a few hours to kill between flights in New York. In the basement of a second-hand bookshop, I picked up a dusty old copy of the Selected Writings of Bertrand Russell. ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Phyllis Bennis on UNESCO Vote and US Withdrawal of Funding

This is an interview conducted with Phyllis Bennis on Tuesday, 1 November, in regards to the recent vote by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to admit Palestine as a full member, and the subsequent decision by the US government to withdraw its $60 million of annual funding (22% of ...  Read More »

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Boycott: Where To?

The Haifa-based Mada al-Carmel – Arab Center for Applied Social Research released its latest issue of the electronic quarterly Jadal entitled: Boycotting Israel: Between Theory and Practice. This issue provides a preliminary assessment and critical reflection on the question of boycotting Israel. So far, discussions ...  Read More »

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The Spectre of South Africa

Next week, the third session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will convene in Cape Town’s famous District Six. In the 1970s, 60,000 residents of District Six were forcibly removed following its designation as a White Area by the apartheid regime. Based on testimony from international legal experts and witnesses ...  Read More »

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Leyla Halid'le Soylesi: Yasanmis Gundelik Bir Deneyim Olarak Direnis ve Devrim

[This interview was conducted in Arabic by Ziad Abu-Rish and translated/published from English into Turkish by SOL KÜRE.] Leyla Halid’le Söyleşi: Yaşanmış Gündelik Bir Deneyim Olarak Direniş ve Devrim [Aşağıdaki metin, yazarın 2007 yazında Leyla Halid’le yaptığı söyleşi dizisinin 1. bölümüdür.] İşgal ...  Read More »

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PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

PARC Palestinian American Research Center PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine Fellowship awards from $6,000 to $10,000 Full proposals due January 12, 2012 Awards announced March 12, 2012 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) ...  Read More »

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Romance, not Romanticized: Three Stories of Love and Loss from the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Love During Wartime, directed by Gabriella Bier. Sweden, 2010. Paradise Lost, directed by Ibtissam Mara’anah. Israel-Palestine, 2003. 77 Steps, directed by Ibtissam Mara’anah. Israel-Palestine, 2010. All three films are playing at the Boston Palestine Film Festival this week. In their films, Ibtissam Mara’anah ...  Read More »

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El Acuerdo Detras del "Acuerdo Shalit" Presos, Poder y Racismo

[This article was written in English by Toufic Haddad and translated/published in Spanish by www.rebelion.org] El Acuerdo Detrás del “Acuerdo Shalit” Presos, Poder y Racismo [Traducción para Rebelión de Loles Oliván] Veintiseis prisioneros palestinos incluidos en el ‘acuerdo Shalit’ ya estaban ...  Read More »

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United States Should Step Aside as Mideast Broker

When it comes to Arab-Israeli diplomacy the American monopoly on mediation needs to be terminated. The reason is simple. Washington’s systematic failure over several decades has disqualified it from acting without adult supervision. Rather than the marriage counselor who must be balanced because both spouses are ...  Read More »

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Prisoner Exchange Levels Hamas, Fatah Playing Fields

News that Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) had reached agreement on a prisoner exchange instantaneously displaced the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) bid for full United Nations membership from the headlines in mid-October. Arguably, Hamas and Israel had a common interest in this regard. More ...  Read More »

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An Apocalyptic Air of Approaching Peril: Zionism at the United Nations

Bibi sauntered. He swaggered. He spoke freely, seemingly unguided by any text. He irreverently made circles with his fingers. He called the group of diplomats and interns assembled in front of him actors in “a theater of the absurd.” He proudly modeled his thick coat of indifference just as he called the ...  Read More »

About the Palestine Page

Since its launch in 2010, Jadaliyya has published many incisive pieces on Palestine and Palestinians across a broad disciplinary spectrum. To date, those works have been featured on the Occupation, Intervention, Law (O.I.L.) page. Now Palestine has its own page (and OIL is being revamped a Law and Conflict page). This change allows Palestine to command the distinctive attention that it deserves, and the concentration of articles and other materials on this new page will make it easier for our readers to find what they are looking for when they go to the Jadaliyya home page. Welcome to the Palestine Page!

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