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Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it?

[The following is the latest from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).] Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it? While cultural talks go on] in the nice cinematheques of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, it is hell ...  Read More »

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Film and its Voices: The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

Palestinian Film and Arts Festival September 26 - 30, 2011, Washington, DC Last week Washington, DC joined Chicago, Boston, Houston, Ann Arbor, and a string of other cities and communities in putting on the first DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival. Over the past ten years, Palestinian Film Festivals produced ...  Read More »

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Threat: Palestinian Prisoners in Israel

Abeer Baker and Anat Matar (eds.), Threat: Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel. London: Pluto Press, 2011. There are many harrowing passages in the excellent new edited volume by Abeer Baker and Anat Matar on the processes of administrative detention and imprisonment of Palestinians in Israel; some of them are ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 4)

[This is Part 4 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, here to read Part 1,  here to read Part 2, and here to read Part 3] After a brief ...  Read More »

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The Palestinian Statehood Strategy in the United Nations: Lessons from Namibia

Palestine’s pending request for recognition in the United Nations (“UN”) has generated great international interest, both in what recognition will mean for Palestine and the Palestinians, and in whether anything will really change in the absence of territorial independence.  I will address this question by way of ...  Read More »

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Abbas's Next Move

Mahmoud Abbas’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September fell considerably short of Yasir Arafat’s electrifying 1974 speech from the same podium. Nor did it compare with Haidar Abdul Shafi’s dignified – and unanswerable – call for justice at the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference. Yet it may come to be ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 3)

[This is Part 3 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, here to read Part 1, and here to read Part 2.] The 1960s were particularly formative for many ...  Read More »

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Witnessing the Censored Exhibit: "A Child's View from Gaza"

A Child’s View from Gaza. 917 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. Currently on view. A Child’s View from Gaza, a traveling exhibit of the artwork of Palestinian children living in the Gaza Strip, opened in downtown Oakland, California this week as scheduled, despite the fact that the Museum of Children’s Art in ...  Read More »

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Call for Participants: IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation (Palestine, 29 October-11 November, 2011)

IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation Palestine October 29 - November 11, 2011 This delegation will provide an opportunity to participate in the Palestinian olive harvest season — generally a time of great community activism, where people of all ages from Palestine, Israeli peace and justice groups, and international ...  Read More »

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Missing Edward Said

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of Edward Said. It is an anniversary that continues to fill me with a deep sense of melancholy, one shared, I know, by so many admirers of his work and his example. The ways in which we miss Said today, and have found ourselves missing him over the course of this ...  Read More »

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Report on Palestine's Application for Admission to the United Nations

[The following is the latest from the Columbia University affiliated Security Council Report on the Palestine statehood bid.] Expected Council Action
On Monday, 26 September, it is expected that the Council will meet in consultations at 3pm on the issue of Palestine’s application for UN membership. However, at ...  Read More »

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From Gun to Pen: The Palestinian Revolution Lives

[Note: This Is My Picture When I Was Dead is the opening film at the DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival, Monday, 26 September 2011 at Landmark E Street Cinema, 7pm. The festival runs Monday-Friday 26-30 September. For more information please visit http://dcpff.tumblr.com. This review of the film was ...  Read More »

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Text of Abbas Speech to the UN General Assembly

[The following statement was made by President and Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. General Assemby on 23 September, 2011. It was published by the U.N.] Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, I ...  Read More »

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Text of Netanyahu Speech to the UN General Assembly

[The following statement was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.N. General Assemby on 23 September, 2011. It was published by the UN.] Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that ...  Read More »

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Statement by Palestine Youth Movement on the September 2011 Declaration of Statehood

[The following statement was issued in both English and Arabic by the Palestinian Youth Movement on September 22, 2011. It was recently published on pal-youth.org] Statement on the September 2011 Declaration of Statehood We, in the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), stand steadfastly against the proposal for ...  Read More »

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Palestine at the UN. . . . Again

Just about ninety minutes ago Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, posed the perennial Palestinian question to the delegations assembled in New York: Is there one people too many or one state too few? For the past two decades, bilateral negotiations have ...  Read More »

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Text of Obama Address to the United Nations General Assembly

[The following statement was made by President Obama at the U.N. General Assemby on 21 September, 2011. It was recently published on whitehouse.gov.] Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you about a subject ...  Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part I: Noura Erakat)

[This is the first part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, and Dena ...  Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part II: Lisa Hajjar)

[This is the second part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, and Dena Qaddumi. A description of the ...  Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part III: Ahmed Barclay and Dena Qaddumi)

[This is the third part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, and Dena Qaddumi. ...  Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part IV: Asli Bali)

[This is the fourth part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed   Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part V: Nimer Sultany)

[This is the fifth part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, a  Read More »

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part VI: Darryl Li)

[This is the final part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, and ...  Read More »

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قانون الإحتلال وواقع الدولة الواحدة

نشر المقال على موقع جدلية باللغة الإنجليزية وترجمه إلى العربية يوسف حداد  لعقود ٍ خلت، لعب القانون الدولي للإحتلال – وهو يتفرع من قوانين الحرب (أو ما يسمى بالقانون الدولي الإنساني) – دورا ً محوريا ً في صياغة الحوار حول إسرائيل/فلسطين. ووفقا ً لما هو معمول به في الضفة الغربية وقطاع غزة، فإن قانون الإحتلال ...  Read More »

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Obama's Palestine Problem, and Ours

It is shocking, but not surprising, that in the US, the primary way of understanding and analyzing the debate at the United Nations over Palestinian statehood is in terms of its effect upon American politics. More specifically, the main focus in the US media has been on how the Obama administration would handle the ...  Read More »

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The Keys to Birweh [Gone to Palestine: 9]

We went to visit Shatila camp where our friend Lula was teaching English. We knew the camp was important. We knew that it was a center of the struggle for many reasons. We knew that this was the place where hundreds of women, children and men were massacred over a few days in September 1982. We knew who the murderers ...  Read More »

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التوجه إلى الأمم المتحدة وخطر العقوبات والربيع الفلسطيني

لقد أصبح الأمر رسميا: إذا استمرت منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية في مساعيها لنيل المطلب الفلسطيني للحصول على اعتراف الأمم المتحدة بالدولة الفلسطينية، فسوف يترتب على ذلك عقوبات اقتصادية. هذا التهديد بفرض العقوبات لا يصدر عن الجانب الإسرائيلي فحسب، والذي يقوم بتحويل نحو مليار دولار من الإيرادات العامة الفلسطينية للسلطة ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Adam Hanieh, "Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States"

Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Adam Hanieh: Although this book is very much focused on the political economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Steven Salaita, "Israel's Dead Soul"

Steven Salaita, Israel’s Dead Soul. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Steven Salaita: I'd been wanting for a long time to systematically explore the idea of Israel's soul being in some sort of crisis. The decline of Israel's soul is a notion much ridiculed ...  Read More »

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Documentary Video Clip (DVC) Section: Clip from "Arabs and Terrorism"

We are hereby launching our DVC section, Documentary Video Clips, courtesy of Jadaliyya’s sister organization, Quilting Point (QP), which is also run by the Arab Studies Institute. Quilting Point is a Documentary/Film Production Collective that was established in 2003, and produced 4 research-based documentaries, ...  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. Originally, those works were featured on the Law and Conflict page (previously known as the Occupation, Intervention, Law [O.I.L.] page), but the centrality of Palestine required that it have its own place to feature content and debate upon many of the issues regarding it. 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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