Al-Shabaka is the only global online Palestinian-led think tank. It has attracted a network of intellectuals, academics, and activists based in Palestine and around the world. Al-Shabaka’s unique and growing network analyzes policies and proposes strategies to further Palestinian liberation. Al-Shabaka also helps put a Palestinian policy voice on the map so as to communicate the expertise and advice of its network to policy-makers, the media, and the interested public.
Policy members are Al-Shabaka’s foundation of expertise, talent and commitment. They may contribute to Al-Shabaka’s work in several ways, including writing policy briefs, position papers, commentaries, blog entries, and Op-Eds and disseminating Al-Shabaka’s policy advice and opinions. Unless otherwise stated, policy members have non-resident affiliation with Al-Shabaka; they are not employees of the organization and Al-Shabaka is not responsible for, nor involved in, their other professional activities.
As a general policy, Al-Shabaka re-circulates the original work of its network members, as well as work where their comments are featured, so long as it directly pertains to the work of the organization. Recirculating posts in no way suggests organizational endorsement. Al-Shabaka does not recirculate material that includes hate speech, derogatory language, advocates for violations of international law, or that in any way discriminates based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, or disability.