Honor the Victims: Avoid Past Mistakes in Reconstructing Gaza

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Omar Shaban

Another Casualty of Israel’s Wars: Palestinians’ Right to Education

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Aimee Shalan,
Samer Abdelnour

Bartering Palestine for Research

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Mayssun Succarie

Palestinian Farmers: A Last Stronghold of Resistance

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Vivien Sansour,
Alaa Tartir

Israel’s West Bank Operation: Causes & Consequences

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Mouin Rabbani

Many have speculated that Israel’s largest West Bank offensive since the 2nd Intifada had among its aims the provoking of mass unrest at a time when Palestinians remain fragmented and can be more easily beaten down, notes Policy Advisor Mouin Rabbani. He argues that only a dynamic Palestinian strategy that includes internationalization and the rebuilding of national institutions can arrest and reverse Israel’s impunity in its dealings with the Palestinian people.

From Our Facebook Balconies, the Dark Heart of Al-Yarmuk

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Ahmad Diab

The Syrian civil war has seen some 270,000 Palestinians flee their homes, many for multiple times. The discrimination they face as they seek refuge has had little attention. From a Syrian-Palestinian perspective, Al-Shabaka Policy Member Ahmad Diab draws on the siege of Al-Yarmuk as a new symbol of Palestinian suffering and maps the profound effects this conflict has had on the entire Syrian Palestinian community.

What's Stopping the 3rd Intifada?

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Jamil Hilal

Israel’s repression of Palestinians has never been as great as it is today. With no political solution in sight, the possibility of a 3rd Intifada in the Occupied Palestinian Territory seems inevitable. However, Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Jamil Hilal is doubtful and highlights other powerful forces that make a 3rd Intifada unlikely to happen soon.

Palestinian Dead End Highlights the Right of Return

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Randa Farah

The Palestinian people must hold the Palestinian leadership accountable for the persistent failure of negotiations. As Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Randa Farah argues, the PLO/PA should not replace different forms of resistance to the occupation with unlimited negotiations while finding itself under pressure to actively work to halt other acts of resistance simply for these negotiations to continue – and should remember the centrality of the right of return.

Oslo: Replacing Liberation with Economic Neo-Colonialism

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Khalil Nakhleh

The neo-liberal policies associated with Oslo have gradually laid waste to the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Advanced by a coalition of transnational development agencies, Israeli occupation actors, and Palestinian capitalists and political elites, this “economic neo-colonization of Palestine,” argues Al-Shabaka guest author Khalil Nakhleh, must be met with a “People-Centered Liberationist Development” strategy that develops and empowers indigenous resources aimed at securing all Palestinian rights.

An Illegitimate Leadership Can Sign Away Rights

Al-Shabaka Commentary
Zachariah Sammour

As Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Mahmoud Abbas heads to Washington to meet U.S. President Barack Obama, Palestinians are fast approaching a critical juncture in the U.S.-driven negotiations with Israel. Al-Shabaka Policy Member Zachariah Sammour warns of the grave implications and urges an immediate and sustained response by all Palestinians, including those in the Diaspora who may stand to lose their historic claim of return to the homeland.

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