Al-Shabaka in the Media

Osamah Khalil: The Future of the Palestinian Movement

The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center
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Fast-forward your player to 13 min. 20 sec. for Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Osamah Khalil:

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Can Palestinians advance their rights through UNESCO?

Valentina Azarov
Nidal Sliman
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In a recent policy brief Al-Shabaka guest author Valentina Azarov and Policy Member Nidal Sliman set out the practical advantages of Palestinian UNESCO membership; then they published this follow-up articl

Israel drills disputed West Bank oilfield with 3.5B barrels (Al-Shabaka policy brief cited)

UPI
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"...Previously unavailable documents obtained from Britain's Foreign Office by the Palestine Policy Network under the Freedom of Information Act 'confirm there is potential for a Palestinian petroleum sector in the West Bank. Victor Kattan, program director of ...

Analysis: What future for the Oslo Model?

Jeremy Wildeman
Alaa Tartir
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The second installment of a two-part policy brief from Al-Shabaka. The first part can be found here. The Oslo Accords not only left the Palestinian people much worse off politically; they also devastated the economy of those living under Israeli occupation despite the $23 billion-plus that donors have poured into the territory.

Palestinian left: much-needed, overdue critique!

Haidar Eid
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A “new,” representative Left is necessary, free from Oslo. It must act with other resistance forces to strategize and build on international solidarity to confront the Zionist, imperialist onslaught.  If the Left fails to develop an alternative, we will be dealing with the Fatah-Hamas dichotomy for a long time. Haidar Eid explains.

Peace is war: After the Oslo Accords

Joseph Massad
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On the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad explains how the reframing of the concepts of peace and war were at the core of the Zionist strategy in colonising Palestine.&n

Analysis: Can Oslo's failed aid model be laid to rest?

Jeremy Wildeman
Alaa Tartir
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The first installment of a two-part policy brief from Al-Shabaka, first published in September 2013. The Oslo Accords not only left the Palestinian people much worse off politically; they also devastated the economy of those living under Israeli occupation despite the $23 billion-plus that donors have poured into the territory. What’s worse, Al-Shabaka Guest Author Jeremy Wildeman and Program Director Alaa Tartir found no signs of a change in donor policies in their recent study. The Oslo aid model may be here to stay unless Palestinians forcefully demand change.

Review – Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Alaa Tartir
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In this critical book review, Al-Shabaka Program Director Alaa Tartir discusses the new Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, arguing that it struggles to find a narrative for peace when power imbalances remain unchallenged at the conflict's root. Tartir redirects the reader's focus back upon that root: the dispossession and ethnic cleansing that have undergone honest treatment by other scholars.

Israel and the erosion of democracy: an Australian story

Samah Sabawi
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Al-Shabaka advisor Samah Sabawi believes that Israel is good for democracy insofar as "it exposes the hypocrisy and faults that are inherent within other democratic systems." She writes of academic freedom's endangerment after an Israeli law firm threatened two professors with legal action.

Palestinians in a Jewish State

Nadim Nashif
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"It is illogical for a country with mixed demographics to define itself on the identity of just one sector of society," writes Nadim Nashif with coauthor Gareth Bridgewater. "The Obama administration should take every opportunity to remind [Benjamin] Netanyahu that the United States takes equal rights very seriously."