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Naseer Aruri, 1934-2015

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Al-Shabaka mourns the passing of Naseer Aruri, one of its first Policy Advisors and a dear friend and mentor to many of its network members. Naseer was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1934 and came to the United States in 1954. A Chancellor Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, he dedicated…

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In Memory of Victor Kashkoush

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Al-Shabaka mourns the passing of its Board Member and Policy Advisor Victor Kashkoush on 31 May 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Victor joined the Board in 2011 shortly after the organization was founded, bringing a wealth of institution-building skills at a critical time and making a valued contribution. He continued to provide advice and support even when his health was failing.

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Al-Shabaka will be live tweeting The Russell Tribunal on Palestine from November 5-7 at @AlShabaka.

From November 5-7, The Russell Tribunal on Palestine--an international people's tribunal created in response to the international community's inaction with respect to Israel's recognised violations of international law--will be convening in Cape Town, South Africa. The Tribunal will be considering whether Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people fits the international legal definitions of the crime of apartheid. 

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Statement in Support of Targeted Activists

Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, strongly condemns the targeting and intimidation over the last few months of anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists in Chicago and Minnesota by agencies of the U.S. government.  Since September 24, 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the office of U.S.

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Announcing Al-Shabaka’s Resource Network

Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, is pleased to announce its resource network of nearly 50 policy advisors -- scholars, professionals, and activists -- from the Middle East, the United States, Canada, and Europe. Al-Shabaka was launched in April 2010 as the first independent, global, policy-related Palestinian organization. It is an Internet-based, transnational think tank -- crossing borders to draw on and benefit from the diverse experiences of Palestinians around the world.

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Statement in Support of Ameer Makhoul

Ameer Makhoul, General Director of The Union of Arab Community Based Associations in Israel (ITTIJAH), the Head of the Popular Committee for the Protection of Political Freedoms, and an Al-Shabaka policy advisor, was arrested by the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) from his home at 3am this morning. Initial reports indicate that Mr. Makhoul was arrested by 16 Shabak agents and Israeli police in front of his wife and daughters, and that personal belongings, including computers and mobile phones were seized.

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Today, Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, was officially launched (www.al-shabaka.org). Al-Shabaka, which means "The Network," is the first independent strategy and policy-related think tank for Palestinians and by Palestinians. A think tank without borders or walls, Al-Shabaka draws on and benefits from the diverse experiences of Palestinians from around the world.

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