Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Alaa Tartir
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Al-Shabaka Program Director Alaa Tartir reviewed Nigel Parsons's new book, "The Politics of the Palestinian Authority" -- a historical journey in modern Palestinian political history and a "must-read" -- for e-International Relations.

Reclaiming the Palestinian Narrative

Will the Palestinians be written out of history? There is a serious danger that this may happen, writes Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Jamil Hilal, who identifies five major misrepresentations of Palestinian history, geography and identity in the dominant discourse. He also discusses how Palestinians and their supporters must take hold of the way their story is told and reclaim their narrative.

Roots of Resistance: The first intifada and international solidarity

Nadia Hijab
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This post is part of the series "Roots of Resistance: 25 year retrospective on the first intifada." Read the entire series 

Will the New Palestinians End Security Coordination?

Most Palestinians saw Hamas’ steadfastness and ability to hit back during Israel’s November attack as a victory. But will they put it to good use, asks Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Haidar Eid, by ending Palestinian security cooperation with Israel – an opportunity missed after Israel’s 2008-09 operation? He argues that no real reconciliation amongst Palestinian factions is possible in the shadow of such collaboration.

The fine print of Palestinian statehood

Nadia Hijab
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Congratulations are raining as friends of the Palestinians respond with delight to the United Nations' resounding "Yes!" to Palestine's non-member observer state status as of November 29, 2012. But before giving free rein to their excitement, the Palestinian people - and their allies - should read the actual text of the resolution.

Palestinians Imposing Agenda on Abbas

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Leila Farsakh

As Mahmoud Abbas heads to the United Nations to secure non-member state status for Palestine, he faces a strong and growing movement among Palestinian civil society activists within and outside the occupied Palestinian territory to reframe the Palestinian struggle as fighting against an apartheid Israeli regime and for inalienable Palestinian rights – and not for a state per se. Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Leila Farsakh discusses Abbas’ attempts to placate this movement while retaining control of his political program.

Debating Forms of Resistance

Al-Shabaka Roundtable
Sam Bahour,
Rana Barakat,
Mary Nazzal-Batayneh,
Oroub el-Abed,
Nadia Hijab,
Victor Kashkoush,
Anis Kassim,
Osamah Khalil,
Mouin Rabbani,

The latest Al-Shabaka roundtable examines the effectiveness of different forms of resistance in achieving Palestinian rights. The participants discussed a range of issues from the implications of armed struggle to the potential and limitations of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.

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