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Nour Joudah

Status Associate Producer

Navigating the Void: Palestinian Youth Resistance in the Absence of Political Leadership

[BADIL’s Land Day action: Olive tree planting in al-Khader, March 2013. (© BADIL)]

There  is  a  general  consensus  among  Palestinian  youth  that  the  Palestinian Authority  (PA)  is  a corrupt  body  and  an  impediment  to  mass  mobilization.  However,  awareness  is  tempered  by the  realization  of  insufficient  public  support  to  push  for  the  PA’s  complete  ...

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Palestinians Discuss September Questions in Day-Long Symposium in Al-Bireh

[Image from Symposium]

The Friends School for Boys in Al-Bireh, near Ramallah, was abuzz this Saturday (June 16, 2011) with community organizers and young Palestinian activists, as well as a sprinkling of older residents, all of whom were attending a conference regarding the much talked about September bid for recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN.  The idea of this daylong conference of panels was for it to be an opportunity to learn what it actually entails, procedurally, to go to ...

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44 Years Since al-Naksa: Qalandia - June 5, 2011

[Protesters at Qalandia. Image from Nour Joudah.]

I spent most of this week undecided on whether or not to head to Qalandia today, though I suppose from the moment I considered going, I should have known that I wouldn’t be able to suppress the thought. The consensus by many was that buzz on the ground was relatively weak - not to be compared with the Nakba day protests - but between online promotional videos and Facebook statuses, I remained encouraged and intrigued, to say the least. Protesters were called to meet at the ...

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Missing: Agency and Alternative in the Anti-Intervention Critique

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The Libyan people’s revolution against Muammar al-Gaddafi has been called the February 17th revolution. It has been named – like Egypt’s January 25th revolution – after the day on which protests were called for demanding freedom and an end to a brutal and long-standing regime. In Libya, however, the protests erupted before schedule. They began two days ahead of time in response to the arrest and imprisonment of Fathi Terbil – the lawyer representing the families of the ...

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Nour Joudah

Nour Joudah has a Masters of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She is an adjunct professor at American University. Nour has researched the role and perception of exile politics within the Palestinian liberation struggle, in particular among politically active Palestinian youth living in the United States and Occupied Palestine. She is also an Associate Producer for Status Hour and blogs regularly for Electronic Intifada.