[The following statement was issued by the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association on 9 December 2012.]
On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal ... Read More »
Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps and the plight of their inhabitants are well-known. The twelve Palestinian camps in Lebanon are often described as either spatially segregated “states-within-the-state” or as socio-economic “islands of marginalization” (Czajka 2012). The majority of Palestinians in Lebanon, however, ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) on 17 November 2013.]
The Israeli Government Insists on Challenging the International Will and Approves (The National Park) Settlement Plan in Jerusalem
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the decision of the ... Read More »
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Announces the Autumn 2013 Edition of al-Majdal
As the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement passes the eight year point since the 2005 Call, the 54th issue of al-Majdal evaluates its progress and remarks on areas ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 7 November 2013.]
When far-right Christian Zionists as infamous as John C. Hagee and Rick Perry and Israeli leaders accused of war crimes like Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu ... Read More »
[The following recommendations were issued by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).]
The Government Must Improve the Access to Education for Syrian Refugees
Roundtable Discussion Series
The LCPS, CLS, and KAS discussion group recommends that the government takes the following six actions to provide ... Read More »
In February 2012 Ismael Haniyeh, Prime Minister of Hamas in the Gaza strip, delivered a speech at Cairo’s Al-Azhar mosque. In this speech he broke with the logic promoting reconciliation between the Syrian regime and its opposition that had been initially adopted by his movement over the course of several ... Read More »
Among the continuing flurry of global media coverage on the crisis in Syria, the situation of the estimated six million displaced by conflict has gained only sporadic reportage. Meanwhile, the second large scale displacement of the longstanding Palestinian refugee population in Syria has been little mentioned.
By ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by theInternational Crisis Group (ICG) on 1 November 2013.]
UN Should Mandate Unhindered Humanitarian Access To and Within Syria
The U.S.-Russian agreement to remove Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal has led many observers to hope for a political breakthrough. A ... Read More »
Palestine Awareness Week (PAW)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
4-7 November 2013
Please join Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA for a week of educational events and activities highlighting the Palestinian cause and discussing how UCLA students can support Palestinian rights. This week ... Read More »
En février 2012, Ismaël Haniyeh, premier ministre du Hamas dans la bande de Gaza, prononce à la mosquée Al-Azhar au Caire un discours rompant avec la logique de conciliation entre le régime et l’opposition syrienne initialement adoptée par le mouvement pendant plusieurs mois1. Le changement progressif de ... Read More »
This week marked the start of the annual Palestinian olive harvest, an ancient tradition on which 80,000 families still rely for their livelihoods. Yet these families face growing economic hardship due to Israeli land confiscations, access restrictions, settler attacks, and not least the widespread uprooting, ... Read More »
Who is ‘Ain al-Hilweh? I ask not because I am interested in the answer, if we were to believe it exists, but for the reason that demanding one is enough to set a process of research in action. The title is a play on words highlighting the uneasiness that accompanies attempts at defining what places are. It combines ... Read More »
One of the most potent discourses used to describe events in Syria has been that of social disintegration or fragmentation. The diverse tapestry of ethnic, religious, and national identities that characterized Syrian society is unraveling into sectarian strife and will be difficult to reconstitute in a post-conflict ... Read More »
The crowd in front of the police station is chatting in clusters in the brutal summer heat. Refugee applicants occasionally stop their conversation to say hello to friends and acquaintances who arrive on foot or on bicycles. It is Wednesday, the signature day (rooz-e emzaa) in Kayseri; a weekly ritual in every ... Read More »
تل الزعتر محطة من محطات كثيرة في تاريخ اللجوء الفلسطيني التي لم تحظ بالبحث والتوثيق الكافيين لحفظها. ولو حاولنا مقارنة مجزرة تل الزعتر بسواها من المجازر لوجدنا، إضافة الى الأهداف والمنفذين، سمة مشتركة أخرى بينها وهي «الافلات من العقاب». وعندما يمر المرء بالطريق العام المحاذي لتل الزعتر اليوم فلا شيء يدل على وجود حياة ... Read More »
[كتب غسان كنفاني هذه المقالة قبيل اغتياله يوم 8 تموز 1972، ونشرتها مجلة "الصياد" اللبنانية في تاريخ 13 تموز 1972. وكان من المفترض للمقالة أن تنشر تحت اسم "فارس فارس" وهو أحد الأسماء التي وقع بها غسان مقالاته الصحفية. تُظهر كتابات غسان كنفاني الصحفية، الساخرة تحديداً، وسْع معرفته وموهبته ... Read More »
Under the banner Tamtheel: Restoring Popular Sovereignty, youth and popular associations met in El Bireh municipality to launch an initiative that calls for returning the supreme legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to the Palestinian people and towards rebuilding the national liberation ... Read More »
It was an apparently ordinary afternoon in Nazareth, the largest Palestinian town in the 1948 territories that has remained Arab, when Abd al-Kareem Abu Saleh, cut his car across the road towards his cousin. Dragging him out of his car, Abu Saleh proceeded to bludgeon his relative to death. Shops nearby captured the ... Read More »
من المُفارقات التاريخيّة، أن نسمع عِبارات مثل "عِصابات فلسطينيّة"، "إرهابيّون فلسطينيّون"، "متسللون فلسطينيّون"، في وسائل إعلام مصريّة. كيف وَجد هذا الخِطاب المقيت طريقهُ إلى الإعلام المصريّ؟ خِطاب عمِلت إسرائيّل بأذرعها الإعلاميّة وعلاقاتها الدوليّة على ترسيخهِ طِوال عقود، لتقبع صورة ... Read More »
In late May 2013, I co-led an Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) delegation to Israel and the Occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, along with Josh Ruebner, author and National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Though we reached the edge of Gaza, we could not enter due to ... Read More »
In early September 1993, weeks before the signing of the Declaration of Principles setting out a political framework for a negotiated solution to the conflict over the future of mandate Palestine – that is, Israel and the 1967 occupied Palestinian territory – more than 100 Palestinians from various walks of life ... Read More »
[The following recommendations were issued by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on 20 June 2013.]
The Challenges of Managing the Influx of Syrian Refugees
Roundtable Discussion Series
LCPS discussion group recommends six immediate actions on the Syrian refugees:
The government must lead the ... Read More »
Neha Vora, Impossible Citizens: Dubai's Indian Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Neha Vora (NV): I have always had an interest in South Asian diasporas, particularly in the forms of identification, cultural production, and belonging that occur as people move ... Read More »
Andrew Gardner and Autumn Watts, editors, Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of the Global System. Smashwords, 2012.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this book?
Andrew Gardner (AG): Migrants in the Gulf states have been a central focal point in my research for more than a decade now. ... Read More »
Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat, editors, Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this book?
Evelyn Alsultany and Ella Shohat (EA & ES): Growing up in the wake of our families’ ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com ... Read More »
[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.]
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On 6-7 April 2013, activists, scholars, and community members converged at Boston University to participate in the Right of Return Conference at Boston University. The last Right of Return Conference took place in Boston more than a decade ago, and featured the late Edward Said as its keynote speaker. ... Read More »
Louise Cainkar, “Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas.” Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXI No. 1 (Spring 2013).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?
Louise Cainkar (LC): This article was developed from a keynote speech I delivered at the Conference on Arab World Migrations and Diasporas, organized by ... Read More »