Palestine refugees: a humanitarian issue to manage or an international responsibility to honor?

The increasing calls for UNRWA’s dissolution, which conceal an attack on the Palestinian refugees as a community, is an assault on the principle of international responsibility sharing which lies at the core of the modern refugee regime.

The US Repudiation of International Law in Relation to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Wrong, Counter-productive and Dangerous

The US administration has essentially repudiated international law as a relevant conceptual framework that should serve as a basis for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gallery Al Quds hosts Khawaga; photography exhibit exploring identity

 Layla Alshaer is based between Egypt and the United States, both are homes away from her ancestral home, Palestine. Her photographs aim to capture the journey of exploring her identity.

Israel Uses Its Firepower, Far and Wide

Israel pours gasoline on fires in places that need de-escalation, not escalation. It is certain to provoke more attempts at retaliation.

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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