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Palestinian Elections Under Fire: An Impossible Democracy Dilemma

    Palestinian Elections Under Fire: An Impossible Democracy Dilemma

Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections which are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no easy answers. The long-awaited decree by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last January to hold…

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Engaging the World: The ‘Fascinating Story’ of Hamas’s Political Evolution

    Engaging the World: The ‘Fascinating Story’ of Hamas’s Political Evolution

On February 4, representatives from the Palestinian Movement, Hamas, visited Moscow to inform the Russian government of the latest development on the unity talks between the Islamic Movement and its Palestinian counterparts, especially Fatah. This was not the first time that Hamas’s officials traveled to Moscow on similar missions. In fact, Moscow continues to represent…

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2011 Book Gives Voice to Palestinian Women Who Survived 1948 Nakba

    2011 Book Gives Voice to Palestinian Women Who Survived 1948 Nakba

In her book, “Palestinian Women, Narrative Histories and Gendered Memory,” published in 2011 by Zed Books, Dr. Fatma Kassem writes, “Palestinian women living in Israel have been entirely left out of the formation of Palestinian national identity.”  In an effort to bring them in, even if for a moment, she conducted interviews with 20 Palestinian…

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‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Democrats are as Dangerous as Republicans to Peace in Palestine

    ‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Democrats are as Dangerous as Republicans to Peace in Palestine

There are obvious differences in the Democrats’ approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but only in semantics and political jingoism, not policy. This assertion can be justified if the Democratic administration’s official language on Palestine and Israel is examined, and such language considered within the context of practical policies on the ground. Motivated by their justifiable…

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‘A Game Changer’: Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign

  ‘A Game Changer’: Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah on the One Democratic State Campaign

As the US ruling elites have fully succumbed to Israel’s political discourse on Palestine, the Israeli government of right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may feel that it, alone, is capable of determining the future of the Palestinian people.  This conclusion is, perhaps, gleaned from Israel’s behavior in recent years and months. The expansion of illegal…

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When the People Rose: How the Intifada Changed the Political Discourse around Palestine

  When the People Rose: How the Intifada Changed the Political Discourse around Palestine

December 8 came and went as if it was an ordinary day. For Palestinian political groups, it was another anniversary to be commemorated, however hastily. It was on this day, thirty-three years ago, that the First Palestinian Intifada (uprising) broke out, and there was nothing ordinary about this historic event. Today, the uprising is merely…

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Shunned by Trump, Mahmoud Abbas Looks to Biden to Revive a Long Dead “Peace Process”

  Shunned by Trump, Mahmoud Abbas Looks to Biden to Revive  a Long Dead “Peace Process”

No one seemed as excited about the election of Joe Biden being the next President of the United States as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas. When all hope seemed lost, where Abbas found himself desperate for political validation and funds, Biden arrived like a conquering knight on a white horse and swept the Palestinian leader away…

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From Myth to Reality: Zionist Archeologists Are Using the Bible to Rewrite History

  From Myth to Reality: Zionist Archeologists Are Using the Bible to Rewrite History

One of the many gems that exist in the city of London is a unique bookstore by the name of Jarndyce Booksellers. Jarndyce specializes in first editions, rare books, and wonderful collectors’ editions of the complete works of Shakespeare, Dickens, and countless others. Also displayed in the store are enormous antique illustrated copies of the…

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Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent

  Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent

In June 2020, Malawi’s opposition leader, Lazarus Chakwera, defeated Peter Mutharika in a rerun presidential election. With last year’s poll results annulled due to fraud or irregularity, Chakwera, a theologian, pastor, and former president of the Pentecostal denomination group known as the Malawi Assemblies of God, secured over 58% of the votes in this year’s…

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The Last Negotiator: The Death of Saeb Erekat Could Mark the End of Palestinian Reconciliation

  The Last Negotiator: The Death of Saeb Erekat Could Mark the End of Palestinian Reconciliation

The untimely passing of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat marks the end of not only a period, but of a generation. Almost 14 years to the day after the death of Yasser Arafat, Erekat succumbed to complications from Covid-19, and it is remarkable to see that even though so many years have passed since Arafat’s death,…

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