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Hazem Jamjoum


Palestinian Refugees in Jordan and the Revocation of Citizenship: An Interview with Anis F. Kassim

[Palestinian Refugees, 1948. Public Domain. From Wikimedia Commons.]

[Anis F. Kassim is an international law expert and practicing lawyer in Jordan. He was a member of the Palestinian legal defense team before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the 2004 landmark case on Israel’s separation wall, and that led to the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  The following interview was originally published by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian ...

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Symbols of Nakba, Visions of Return: Al Majdal Special Issue on the Nakba and Resistance

[Crop of Image from the cover of the latest issue of al-Majdal.]

For peoples engaged in struggle, the potency of symbolism is undeniable. In the Palestinian case, the symbols of struggle cover the world throughout which we have been dispersed, and exhibit the depth of a century-old quest for freedom. Among the most potent of these symbols is the kufiyyeh, a headdress associated with the 1936-1939 Rebellion against British occupation and Zionist colonization. Large metal keys have become emblazoned in the Palestinian collective memory, ...

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Hazem Jamjoum


Hazem Jamjoum is a graduate student in Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut and the editor in chief of al-Majdal.