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The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
في محاولته الثانية للحصول على اعتراف الأمم المتحدة بفلسطين كدولة، طلب رئيس السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية، محمود عباس، في التاسع والعشرين من تشرين الثاني (نوفمبر)، 2012 من الجمعية العامة أن تقبل طلب منح فلسطين صفة دولة مراقب غير عضو، وقد وافقت أغلبية ساحقة من الدول الأعضاء بلغ عددها 138 دولة على الطلب. في الوقت الحاضر، فإن تأثير هذا التصويت يعد رمزياً إلى حد كبير، ولكنه يعني بالفعل أن "فلسطين" هي الأراضي الفلسطينية التي احتلتها إسرائيل عام 1967. والآن، وعوضاً عن معنى ...Keep Reading »
In his second attempt to obtain United Nations recognition of Palestine as a state, on 29 November 2012 Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas requested the General Assembly to accept the bid for non-member observer state status. An overwhelming majority of countries—138 of them—voted yes. The vote’s implications are largely symbolic for the time being, but it does mean that “Palestine” signifies the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967. Now, ...Keep Reading »
“Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire … I think that we've had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs, and who were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places, and for a variety of political reasons we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s, and it's tragic.” (Newt Gingrich, 7 December 2011) “The Palestinian is not a profession or a slogan. He, in ...Keep Reading »
Lauren E. Banko is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the Department of History . Her research focuses on the Arab Middle East and specifically on Palestine and the creation of citizenship and nationality, and popular politics under the British Mandate. She spent much of 2011 in the West Bank conducting archival research there and in Jerusalem.
"... breaking from the chains of subjugation means undermining the historico-racial schema by challenging the white mythos created by the law and sustained by the self, including the carefully crafted legal fictions of the separateness of Jerusalemites/Bedouin/Arab-Israelis/West Bankers/Gazans/refugees. By doing so, they will be better placed to effect free agency in the schematization of the colonial world they inhabit.click | email | tweet