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A Historical Reckoning: Oxford Study Challenges Israel’s Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

    A Historical Reckoning: Oxford Study Challenges Israel’s Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

There needs to be a fundamental change in the way Palestinian refugees are seen, no longer as victims but as people with rights who are entitled to shape their own destiny. This assertion is made in a new study whose importance cannot be overstated. According to international law, Palestinian refugees have a right to return…

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Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return: Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin

    Reparations and the Palestinian Right of Return: Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin

The calls “Black Lives Matter” and “Free, Free Palestine,” serve to remind us that Palestine is not free and that if the lives of Black people mattered, there would be no need for the call. In both cases, people are in the grips of a cruel, racist system that refuses to let go. In both…

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Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon

    Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon

On May 15, thousands of Palestinians in Occupied Palestine and throughout the ‘shatat’, or diaspora, participated in the commemoration of Nakba Day, the one event that unites all Palestinians, regardless of their political differences or backgrounds. For years, social media has added a whole new stratum to this process of commemoration. #Nakba72, along with #NakbaDay and…

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On UN World Refugee Day Palestinians Keep Their Right of Return Alive Through Hope, Resistance

    On UN World Refugee Day Palestinians Keep Their Right of Return Alive Through Hope, Resistance

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.” It should also be an opportunity for the international community to truly understand…

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Nikki Haley: Palestinian Right of Return Should be ‘Off the Table’

  Nikki Haley: Palestinian Right of Return Should be ‘Off the Table’

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the right of return of Palestinian refugees displaced since 1948 is an issue that should be taken “off the table”, according to the Times of Israel. Commenting at an appearance at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, a pro-Israel think tank based in Washington DC,…

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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

  Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified effort…

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