Article - The Unity Intifada: Any Role for the PLO?

The visible absence of the Palestinian Liberation Organization from the ongoing Unity Intifada has led many to question the organization’s legitimacy and relevance. Do Palestinians still need the PLO? If so, why?

These questions come as Al-Shabaka publishes a critical study, “Reviving a Palestinian Power: The Diaspora and the Diplomatic Corps,” conducted by four of its analysts, Nadia Hijab, Zaha Hassan, Inès Abdel Razek, and Mona Younis. Through in-depth analysis and exclusive interviews with members of the PLO and its diplomatic corps across the world, the authors reveal significant realities about the organization and its future.

Join guests Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan alongside host Nadim Bawalsa as they engage these questions and more in this policy lab.

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focuses on Palestine-Israel...
Nadim Bawalsa is Associate Editor with the Journal of Palestine Studies. From 2020-2023, Nadim served as Al-Shabaka’s commissioning editor. He is a historian of modern...
Nadia Hijab is co-founder and honorary president of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. She served as Board President from 2010-2021 and as Executive Director between...

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