Zaha Hassan

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and former coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during Palestine’s bid for UN membership from 2010-2012. She is ME Fellow at the New America Foundation as well as Director of the Palestinian Business Committee for Peace and Reform. She received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, an LLM in Transnational & International Law from Willamette University, and a B.A. in political science and Near East languages and civilizations from the University of Washington in Seattle.


Policy Memo Politics

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

Palestine recently submitted a complaint with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination involving Israeli violations of the rights of the Palestinian people. Al-Shabaka Policy Analyst Zaha Hassan outlines why the complaint’s findings could build the factual and legal basis for prosecutions in international courts against Israeli officials as well as the state of Israel itself.

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Policy Memo Politics

The Policies Kushner Should Push For

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Senior Advisor to President Trump Jared Kushner’s latest attempt to restart the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” will focus on “economic development” projects. Yet, as Al-Shabaka Analyst Zaha Hassan writes, such initiatives are not a substitute for real political change.

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Roundtable Politics

Obama’s Last Gasp on Palestine-Israel

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Once the US elections drama concludes, some believe Barack Obama will seize a final opportunity to act on Palestine-Israel. In this roundtable, Al-Shabaka policy analysts debate the probability of such a step, what form it could take, possible pitfalls, and what Palestinians should be doing to further their quest for freedom, equality, and self-determination.

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