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الاستقطاب عند حماس: بين المدرسة والمسجد

[مظاهرة في غزة]

 مع توقيع اتفاق القاهرة "اتفاق غزة أريحا" في أيار/ مايو 1994، بين قوة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي ومنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية، وبدء عودة السلطة الفلسطينية إلى قطاع غزة المحتل بعد أسابيع من الاتفاق، بدأ حزب السلطة "حركة فتح " بفرض نفوذه على معظم الحيز العام الفلسطيني. وكان الهم الأول للقيادة الفلسطينية "الجديدة" بزعامة الراحل ياسر عرفات هو إعادة إنشاء وتشكيل الحقل السياسي الفلسطيني والهيمنة عليه، بعد تراجع تأثير قيادة المنظمة في الشارع الفلسطيني لصالح حركة المقاومة الإسلامية "حماس" خلال السنوات الأخيرة للانتفاضة الفلسطينية الأولى.   كانت السلطة الفلسطينية منذ اللحظات الأولى لقيامها، وبعد سنوات من العنف الثوري الذي تخلل الانتفاضة ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (June 25)

[Separation wall between Israel and Palestine. Photo by Dafna Kaplan and uploaded via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Palestinians Are Being Subjected To "Collective Punishment" In Jerusalem After An Attack In The Old City Israeli authorities are continuing to enforce strict measures against the residents of the city by means of road closures, arbitrary searches and mass detentions. In one day, three hundred and fifty Palestinians with West Bank ...

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Full Circles: Hamas Goes to Cairo

Hamas supporters out on parade. Credit to openDemocracy on Creative Commons.

During the past week, a Hamas delegation paid an official visit to Egypt, which these days is news in and of itself. During its time in Cairo, the delegation also met with former Fatah warlord Muhammad Dahlan, which is even bigger news. The Hamas delegation was led by Yahya Sinwar. A leader of Hamas’s Martyr Izz-al-Din Qassam Brigades – who served more than twenty years in Israel’s prisons until released in a 2011 exchange – Sinwar was recently elected to lead the movement in the occupied Gaza Strip, its main power base. Soon thereafter, a further round of internal elections choosing a successor to Hamas Politburo chief Khalid Mashal produced former Palestinian ...

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Fifty Years of Occupation: A Forum

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which culminated in the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights, among other transformations of regional politics. The post-1967 occupation and its consequences continue to structure the mainstream conversation about resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, and those between Israel and other Arab states, even as scholarship increasingly poses the occupation as part of a longer-term and more multi-faceted question of Palestine. We asked several specialists to reflect on the past, present, and future of the question of ...

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The 1967 Defeat and the Conditions of the Now: A Roundtable

Introduction By Sherene Seikaly The last two years have been chock full of commemorations, from World War I to the Russian Revolution and many in between. With each of these commemorations, scholars and observers attempt to put history in conversation with the global darkness of our times. Today we commemorate the 1967 Six Day War. On 5 June 1967, Israel tripled its territory, occupying the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. The Israeli army had put a decisive end to the power and ambition of both pan-Arabism and the armies that were meant to fight on its behalf.  The defeat was rapid and deep. The consequences ...

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عمر شبانة: سيرة لأبناء الورد

مقاطع مختارة من ديوان  "سيرة لأبناء الورد“  للشاعر عمر شبانة فلسطين/ الأردن، الصادر عن ”الأهلية“ في عمّان.  اسْمي الذي يليقُ بي -10- في غابة الأسماء كانَ الأنبياءُ، والصّعاليكُ، وتاريخٌ من الدّماء، حارقّ،  وكان ثمّة السيّد والعبيد،  كان الماء من زمزم، والنبيذ، وكلّ واحدٍ يقودني في غابة، وكل غابة تأخذني، من أذنيّ نحو غابة، تدور بي كأس هُنا، وموجةٌ من البكاء في الكأس،  كأنني هناك  وبين كأسين من الجنون

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إجهاض الديمقراطية الأردنية: من هبة نيسان إلى حراك 2011 نحو الملكية المطلقة

[المصدر موقع الاصلاح]

 كنت قد تطرقت في الجزء الأول من هذا المقال إلى دور الحركة الوطنية الأردنية الناشئة في عشرينيات القرن الماضي في التأسيس للمسار الديمقراطي الأول، ودور السلطة الحاكمة في قطع ذلك المسار بالانقلاب على الحكومة البرلمانية الأولى التي شكلها سليمان النابلسي في الخمسينيات. وفي هذا الجزء، سوف أتطرق إلى مسارين ديمقراطيين آخرين؛ مسار «عودة الديمقراطية» إثر هبة نيسان عام 1989، والأثر الكبير الذي تركته معاهدة وادي عربة على هذا المسار، بالإضافة إلى المسار الديمقراطي الثالث الذي أطلقه حراك 2011 وأجهضته التعديلات الدستورية الأخيرة التي وسّعت من صلاحيات الملك على حساب السلطتين التشريعية والتنفيذية. وكما أسلفت في الجزء الأول، فإن السُلطة أُجبرت في المنعطفات التاريخية الثلاثة على ...

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When I Failed to Say Farewell to You…

[A Painting by the Iraqi Artist Ahmad al-Soudani]

It was winter and my Berlin nights were crowded with people yet full of loneliness. I don’t know what year it was. Maybe 2008. I was working as a journalist and producer for a German television station in Berlin.  My schedule used to vary from week to week. I would sometimes start early in the morning and other times late in the evening. I used to love the night shifts, they were more quiet and I had an excuse for not being able to sleep.  That night I decided, although it was not my habit, to go early to bed. It was like those  silly “new year resolutions” most of us never abide by, but still make every year. Maybe it’s the hope. And as they say in ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (May 13)

[Israeli soldiers in Hebron. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh and uploaded via Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Fired Tear Gas Canisters And Stun Grenades Into A Hospital In Ramallah Witnesses claim to have seen the Israeli soldiers firing rubber-coated bullets, in addition to the gas and stun grenades, into the Palestinian medical complex, for more than an hour.  Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Farmers For Protesting An ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (May 6)

[Nablus, Palestine–26 August 2006, in the Jabal Shamali neighborhood of Nablus, soldiers of the Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) launched a sixteen-and-a-half-hour incursion, wherein they killed one young boy, hospitalized at least twelve with many more injured, and destroyed twenty homes and apartments. Photo taken by Michael Loadenthal, uploaded via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] Occupation and Occupation Forces Israeli Tear Gas Canister Sets Off Fire In Nablus-Area Village The fire caused severe damage to the marketplace in which it started, and eventually burned eight warehouses. One local claimed that the damage would amount to millions of shekels.  The Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades Warned Israel That They Had 24 Hours To ...

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Multi-Campus Event: Three UC Schools Observe the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War (28 April)

June 2017 will mark fifty years of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. The anniversary makes all too evident what activists and scholars have long noted: the Israeli military occupation is not temporary. It is a defining structure of the Israeli and Palestinian political landscape. Initiated by the centers for Middle East studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara, separate panel discussions on all three campuses on Friday, April 28, 2017 form the core of the conference. UC Berkeley’s panel of experts (Joel Beinin of Stanford University, Smadar Ben Natan of UC Berkeley and Tel Aviv University, Leena Dallasheh of Humboldt ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (April 23)

[A Demonstration in the village 'A NABI SALIH' Occupied Palestinian Territory 7 May 2010 - Palestinian Child hurtling a stone at Israeli Soldiers. Image by Edo Medicks and uploaded via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Have Leveled Land Near Border With Gaza Witnesses reported seeing numerous Israeli vehicles, including bulldozers, cross the border gate into the Gaza Strip where they proceeded to level the land. A Village Near Bethlehem Has Received 11 Demolition Orders In The Last Few Weeks The eleven families from the West Bank village ...

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مَعرض الشِقَاق لبنجي بوياجيان

مَعرض "الشِقَاق" لبنجي بوياجيان: زَخارِف تحتفي بالحرفةِ والأخطاء وبصمات تركها عابرون في تاريخِ المكان يقال بأن الأخطاء تُقترف عمدا في السجاد العجمي، لأن النسّاجين يؤمنون بأن "الكمال لله وحده"، وأن الأخطاء بمثابة شقوق تدخل منها الروح لحماية القطعة. كثيراً ما تأملت الأشكال والزخارف التي تزين السجاد باحثة عن أخطاء تؤكد لي إذا ما كانت القطعة يدوية صنعتها أياد بشرية، أم آلية الصنع مؤتمتة لا أخطاء فيها ولا تمتلك روحاً لحظة اكتشاف الأخطاء دائما تسرني وكأنني أجد كنزا مخبأً بين الزخارف ...

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New Texts Out Now: Mazen Masri, The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

Mazen Masri, The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State. London: Bloomsbury Professional, 2017. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Mazen Masri (MM): The question of the book–Israel’s definition as a Jewish and democratic state–is one that I have been preoccupied with since I took the constitutional law course in the first year of my law degree at the Hebrew University. I was struck by how this contradiction is explained away using liberal ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (June 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Authorities Have Allowed A Few Palestinians To Pray At Al-Aqsa Mosque This is the first time in months that Palestinians have been allowed into the holy site for ...

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Familiar Ruptures and Opportunities, 1967 and 2017

The 1967 war was a fundamental, damning failure for the Arab world. In the course of six short days, Israel expanded its jurisdiction across the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and the Syrian Golan Heights, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. For nineteen years, Arab states had regarded Israel as a foreign colony established by the collusion of imperial powers. Amid the anti-colonial fervor that animated much of the global south at the time, these states refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish ...

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The 1967 June War and the Palestinian National Movement

The June 1967 war did not create the contemporary Palestinian national movement, but did establish the conditions for its meteoric rise and ability to wrest custodianship of the Question of Palestine from the Arab states. This development has had far-reaching consequences to this day. From the conclusion of the 1936–39 Great Arab Revolt against the British Mandate in Palestine until the 1967 war, the Palestinians were often little more than spectators to the regional and international decisions and ...

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Challenging Knowledge Production in the British Academy: Who Can Speak on Palestine?

Earlier this month, a British university hosted a conference on the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation, one of many being organized this year. The conference sought to reflect on fifty years of the “longest standing military occupation in the world,” focusing on “its implications not just for Palestinians, but also for Israelis.” Although academic, the conference promised to include non-academic representation including activists.    In the lead up to the conference, the ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (May 19)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.]   The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Shoot And Kill One, Injure Dozens More After Clashes Erupt In West Bank A twenty three-year-old Palestinian man was killed after being shot in the ...

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كونيتشيوا، يا نكبتي الخاصة

"ماما، أريد كرة أرضية مثل التي اشترتها والدة إلياس له في عيد ميلاده!". سُررت لطلب ابني في سري لأنه بدأ يهتم بالجغرافيا قبل أن يدخل المدرسة، وبدأت البحث عما يناسب عمره، فعثرت على كرة متحدثة. وفاجأته: "أنظر يا حبيبي، وجدت كرة أرضية خرافية! تلعب بها بالقلم الإلكتروني، فيقول لك القلم اسم البلد وعاصمته، ويقول لك "مرحباً" بلغة البلاد. سيحييك بـ "بونجور" في فرنسا، و"هِلو" في إنجلترا، وتحييك بـ” كونيتشيوا" في اليابان. ما رأيك؟".. انفُرجت أساريره وسأل ...

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"Born Again" in Deir Nidham: Against the Illegal Military Occupation, from a Black-American Prophetic Christian Perspective

Tactics of Racial Supremacy We had just left Ofer Prison. My work as a scholar-activist, committed to Palestinian justice, placed me there. We had been journeying all day with two of our Israel-based colleagues who specialize in advocating justice within a profoundly unjust Israeli carceral system. The detention facility, which is at once a juvenile prison and a courthouse, was an incomparable spectacle. The courtyard, a “holding area” for families waiting to enter the “courtrooms” where their ...

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Call for Papers -- Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel

Trinity College Dublin 12 September 2017 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Academic freedom includes the liberty of individuals to express freely opinions about the institution or system in which they work, to fulfil their functions without discrimination or fear of repression by the state or any other actor, to participate in professional or representative academic bodies, and to enjoy all the internationally recognized human rights applicable to other individuals in the same ...

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Berkeley Event--6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time (28 April 2017)

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Santa arbara will host contemporaneous events to address this significant milestone. [There is a panel discussion at 10 am followed by a keynote at 3:30 to be delivered by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat.]

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Jerusalem: A City for All?

The legal, bureaucratic, and physical manifestations of racism are often just complex enough to seem invisible or accidental (at least to those not directly affected). The 2020 municipal plan for Jerusalem pulled back the curtain a little when it explicitly set out a "demographic target of 60% Jews and 40% Arabs." Visualizing Palestine's latest visual untangles a complex web of discriminatory Israeli policies and practices connected to this goal.

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