To some, this may sound like giving up on the national dream of self-rule. It is not. By dismantling the authority, Palestinians can once again confront Israel’s occupation in a strategic way, as opposed to Mr. Abbas’s merely symbolic bids for statehood.

This means supporting the community-based initiatives that organize nonviolent mass protests and press for boycotts, divestment and...
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To some this may sound like giving up on the national dream

Opinion | Why the Palestinian Authority Should Be Shuttered

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Hunger strike comes to an end in time for month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan
The Institute for Palestine Studies 05/27/2017

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike in Israeli jails ends

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Vikki Peters
We have just released our Book Reviews page on our blog! Check it out to read about books by Angela Davis, Nicola Perugini, Neve Gordon, and Noga Kadman.
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Book Reviews – Palestine Square

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"I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger strikers, including restricted access to lawyers and the denial of family visits," Zeid said.
I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

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Summer Film Series: “1948 – Creation and Catastrophe”
Monday | June 5 | 6:00 p.m.

The documentary includes interviews with veterans, refugees, survivors and historians of the war collected in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Those who lived through the war are the centerpiece of the story, but respected historians, including Charles D....
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Summer Film Series: “1948 – Creation and Catastrophe”

Summer Film Series: "1948 - Creation and Catastrophe" - The Jerusalem Fund

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1948: Creation & Catastrophe
Ramzey Khaldi
Israel celebrated what it calls "Jerusalem Day", when it occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war. The annual celebration is a day when right-wing, mostly young Israelis rampage around East Jerusalem's Old City, carrying Israeli flags and shouting anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racist slogans.
Israel celebrated what it calls Jerusalem Day when it occupied East Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

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Paulina Elif Jaworska
Quentin Poulsen
It’s not the work. It’s the Israeli checkpoint. “I hate it,” Taweel told us. The daily crossing drains him. It makes him feel that life is desperate and ugly.

“Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I don’t want to go to the checkpoint. Sometimes I put my head back on the pillow,” Taweel said. “My wife will say to me, ‘You have to feed our child. Get up. Get up!’ And I get up and go.”
Its not the work Its the Israeli checkpoint I hate it Taweel

Israeli occupation turns 50: A Palestinian’s commute through Checkpoint 300

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Mohamed Bustami
Susan M. Mortimer
Mary Ann Sporcic
"If we had not resisted through mass hunger strikes, we would have remained like the slaves from the Middle Ages," my father, Ismail, told me during a Skype call after I forced him to revisit his memories from the 33-day legendary Nafha prison hunger strike that he joined 37 years ago.
If we had not resisted through mass hunger strikes we would have

How my father survived a hunger strike in Israel

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From Argentina to Australia, Bethlehem’s migrants are remembered as the pioneers of the wider Syrian Arab diaspora, or mahjar. Their ability to play this role emanated from the town’s longer history as a globally connected center of pilgrimage and trade. If silk was the product that catalyzed migration from Mount Lebanon in the nineteenth century, in Palestine it was religious souvenirs that...
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From Argentina to Australia Bethlehems migrants are remembered as the pioneers of

Return Migration and the Rise of the Palestinian Nouveaux Riches, 1870–1925

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Mazi Rami
May Kinghorn
Theo Shanab
Anna Nadeem
Michela Dazzi
Gaza artist in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners: can you tell what that portrait is made of?
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Join Palestinian students in the U.S. for a nationwide, day-long hunger strike to amplify the voices of over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners
The Institute for Palestine Studies 05/22/2017

Nation wide hunger strike in the US

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This planned Sunni coalition would alienate Shia populations and Iran. How can it be in the national interest of the US to support one side in a sectarian conflict?
This planned Sunni coalition would alienate Shia populations and Iran How can

Why Donald Trump's 'Arab Nato' would be a terrible mistake | Rashid Khalidi

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Ayman Gbh
Naimeh Baidoun
Sam Feraydoun Kazerounian
After all, by the mere engagement in a “peace process”, the current Palestinian leadership is offered a much-needed international legitimacy (albeit that is absent at home), which also implies that they are a player in that process.
After all by the mere engagement in a peace process the current

Trump in the Middle East: context and consequences

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Ashraf T. Cassim
Mary Wandia
Roque Emmanuel Tierra
Let’s stop calling those who have bombed, shot, or burned Palestinians ‘Jewish.’ Let’s call them what they really are: Israeli.
Lets stop calling those who have bombed shot or burned Palestinians Jewish

Stop calling it ‘Jewish terror’ | +972 Magazine

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Tony McGuire
Jerry Mastriano
Renée Clerc
To commemorate 100 years since the Balfour declaration - which paved the way to establishing the state of Israel - the 100-metre long red carpet was laid down at the port of Gaza. The concrete pavement underneath was built from the remains of houses destroyed during several wars with Israel.
To commemorate 100 years since the Balfour declaration which paved the way

'We want to return': Gazan film festival calls out Balfour on the red carpet

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It's possible that for the first time, total withdrawal from all occupied territories is no longer a requirement for full normalization and the end of the conflict.
Its possible that for the first time total withdrawal from all occupied

Saudi proposal to Israel could be the stuff of Trump’s dream deal in Mideast

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Naimeh Baidoun
Christopher Harrison
Laura Jean
It was yet another scene from the colonialist horror movie in which Regev stars and for which we are all cast, against our will, as the audience.
It was yet another scene from the colonialist horror movie in which

Miri Regev's Cannes dress: Tasteless, aggressive, and colonialist

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Sharon Greig
Ariel Barrera Haddad
Mary-Ann Ewing