October Press ’19: Victimization, Delegitimization, and “Democracy”

In October, Israelis and the Kurds were lumped as one as if they share the same fate, Israel’s institutional strength is overstated, and the Democratic Party’s shift on Israel is presented in a negative light.

Israel Supreme Court Upholds Decision to Deport Senior HRW Official, Omar Shakir

This is not a court that has worked to halt Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and its occupation of Palestinian land; it is a court that has cast a veneer of legality over the actions of the racist, apartheid State of Israel.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2020 Round for the Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem

Awarded to an outstanding essay that addresses either contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. Winning prize of U.S. $1000 and essay published in the Jerusalem Quarterly.

More Noble Than War: Interview with Author Nicholas Blincoe

Through records, conversations, and pictures, Blincoe unravels a narrative of ambition, nationalism, and violence that dominated the game for Jewish and Palestinian teams in the 20th century.

Special Focus: Hamas at Crossroads

While speculation about the fate of the movement and its role in Palestinian politics has reached unprecedented levels, it remains unclear how exactly will Hamas address the brewing crises at its doorstep. Whether the goal is to retain its political power or a return to its insulated resistance mode, the nature of the road ahead depends on how Hamas defines itself in light of largely different geopolitical realities from those that defined its inception in the late 1980s.

The 1987 Intifada

The conference aims to raise the following questions, among other: How do we conceive of the Intifada after thirty years? How did the Palestinian collective memory maintain that event? What were the cause of the Intifada and why it gained a wide popular base? What impact did it leave on society, culture, politics, and on the image of the Palestinians worldwide? Does the Intifada have an exceptional historical peculiarity? Can a similar uprising happen again?

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