Al-Shabaka is pleased to share this report on Al-Shabaka’s work in 2016 as well as some of our progress in 2017. In these pages, you will find a succinct summary of the analysis our network has produced as well as the many events where we have contributed to the policy discourse – from Ramallah to Paris, Geneva, London, Washington, and more - evidence of our growing global reach.
Please join us on Thursday June 15, 2017 for Fifty Years of Occupation: Looking Back, Looking Forward, a panel discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the occupation organized by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. The event is sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University.
The legal, bureaucratic, and physical manifestations of racism are often just complex enough to seem invisible or accidental (at least to those not directly affected). The 2020 municipal plan for Jerusalem pulled back the curtain a little when it explicitly set out a "demographic target of 60% Jews and 40% Arabs." Visualizing Palestine's latest visual untangles a complex web of discriminatory Israeli policies and practices connected to this goal.
The just-published 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index again ranked Al-Shabaka in the "Best Think Tank Network" category. This is the fourth year running that Al-Shabaka has been ranked by this prestigious report.
Six Palestinian civil society organizations collaborated with Visualizing Palestine to create a series of visuals on the situation in East Jerusalem. The graphics aim at raising awareness of Israel’s apartheid policies in the city, its effects on the Palestinian population, and the gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights law that arise.
Al-Shabaka was proud to be an AFSC partner together PalVision and Baladna, and we are very happy to share the papers and other output produced by Palestinian youth, which tackled the question of overcoming Palestinian political and social fragmentation, the right to freedom of movement, and pursuing accountability for Israel's violations of human rights, among other areas: