From the Editors
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 ...Keep Reading »
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 ...Keep Reading »
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 ...Keep Reading »
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 ...Keep Reading »
Nour Joudah has a Masters of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She researches 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. Nour is the Assistant Editor at the Journal of Palestine Studies. She is also a Jadaliyya researcher and blogs regularly for Electronic Intifada.