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The twilight of Barack Obama's presidency may seem an odd time to propose a new policy initiative for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But, although it is the...

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Israeli settlements are villages, towns and cities built illegally on Palestinian land. With the continual building of more and more settlements Israel is building Palestine out of...
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Palestinian leadership and members of the international community were victorious after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling for an end to illegal settlements in...
Stifling the debate on Israel for Palestinians, Zionism only means one thing

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The British government of Theresa May officially adopted on Dec. 12 a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes legitimate criticism of Israel. The definition was adopted earlier in...
100 years and counting Britain, Balfour, and the cultural repression of Palestinians (Part II)

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Al-Shabaka is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. In...
100 years and counting Britain, Balfour, and the cultural repression of Palestinians Part I

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Al-Shabaka is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. In...
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In this Al-Shabaka policy brief, Maren Mantovani and Jamal Juma analyze some of the trends facing Israel’s military industrial complex with a particular focus on the campaign...
The “S” in BDS Lessons of the Elbit Systems Campaign (Part II)

The “S” in BDS: Lessons of the Elbit Systems Campaign (Part II)

In this Al-Shabaka policy brief, Maren Mantovani and Jamal Juma analyze some of the trends facing Israel’s military industrial complex with a particular focus on the campaign...
Praying for freedom Why is Israel silencing the call for prayer in Jerusalem

Praying for freedom: Why is Israel silencing the call for prayer in Jerusalem?

As I was growing up, I was always reassured by the sound of the ‘Muezzin’ making the call for prayer in our refugee camp’s main mosque in...
Palestine after Abbas potential scenarios and coping strategies (Part II)

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In the months leading up to the American elections, the jockeying among Palestinian factions had been heating up in anticipation of a post-Abbas period. It was hoped that...

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