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الأغنية الوطنية الفلسطينية: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع ايليني مستكلم وفارس شوملي

أجرى ضياء علي لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع ايليني مستكلم، طالبة ماجستير في برنامج النوع الاجتماعي / جامعة بيرزيت وعازفة "كونتراباس" في أوركسترا فلسطين للشباب التابعة للمعهد الوطني الفلسطيني للموسيقى وفارس شوملي، طالب ماجستير في برنامج الدراسات الاسرائيلية / جامعة  بيرزيت وعازف "الفلوت" في فرقة بالعكس. تركز المقابلة على الاغنية الوطنية الفلسطينية من وجهة نظر الفنانين الشباب.  

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The Policing of the Palestinian Minority in Israel: An International Law Perspective

[Police officers in Israel. Photo taken by Mark Probst and uploaded via Wikimedia Commons]

In January 2017, the Palestinian Member of Knesset (MK), Haneen Zoabi, commissioned a report detailing multilayered omissions by the Israeli police force in combating the increasing crime rates within the Palestinian minority in Israel.[i] While the Israeli police force has prided itself in the last couple of years with halting the overall rate of violent crimes in the country, the report suggests that the police has failed miserably in halting violent crimes within Arab localities. Currently Palestinians make up twenty-one percent of the general population of the State of Israel, however, crime rates in Arab towns are three times higher than those in Jewish ...

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عصر الإنسانويّة ينتهي

أشيل مبيمبي [ترجمة سنان أنطون] ليست هناك إشارة إلى أن  2017 ستختلف كثيراً عن 2016 ستظلّ غزة، التي تحتلّها إسرائيل منذ عقود، أكبر سجن مفتوح على الأرض. ستستمر الشرطة في الولايات المتحدة بقتل السود بلا هوادة. وسينضم مئات الآلاف إلى أولئك القابعين في المجمّع الصناعيّ-الاعتقاليّ الذي أعقب أنظمة عبوديّة المزارع وقوانين «جم كرو». ستستمر أوربا في انحدارها إلى السلطويّة الليبرالية، أو ما سمّاه المنظّر الاجتماعي ستيوارت هال: الشعبويّة السلطويّة. على الرغم من اتفاقيات معقّدة تم التوصل إليها في محافل دوليّة فسيستمر التدمير البيئي لكوكب الأرض، وستتحول الحرب على الإرهاب، أكثر فأكثر، إلى حرب فتّاكة بين أشكال مختلفة من العدميّة. ستزداد اللامساواة في أرجاء العالم، لكن بدلاً من ...

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عن منع رواية جريمة في رام الله والتضامن الناقص

عبّر الكثيرون على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي كما في الإعلام عن صدمتهم لقيام  السلطة الفلسطينية بإصدار قرار يمنع رواية "جريمة في رام الله" للكاتب الفلسطيني يحيى عباد. وصدر بيان من عدد من المثقفين والكتاب العرب والفلسطينيين يطالب بوقف المنع والاعتذار.   بداية، عندما قرأت الخبر استوقفني عنوان البيان الذي نشرته و"كالة معا" نقلاً عن مكتب النائب العام، المستشار أحمد براك. في العنوان تتبنى الوكالة، المقربة من السلطة، البيان كحكم و"حقيقة" دون وضع الاقتباسات أو الفصل بين ما تنقله وبين ما يدّعيه مكتب المستشار. فالوكالة قررت أن الرواية "مخلة بالآداب والأخلاق العامة." حيث يتحدث العنوان عن أن "النائب العام يصدر قراراً ...

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New Texts Out Now: Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar, eds. Gaza as Metaphor

Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar, editors. Gaza As Metaphor (London: Hurst, 2016).  Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Matar (HTS and DM): During and in the immediate aftermath of the Israeli attacks against Gaza in July 2014, we shared a sense of anger and a responsibility to respond to the ways in which Gaza was a target of both military and representational violence. We were struck by the disconnect between how mainstream media, for example, talked about Gaza, that was generally ahistorical, and our own experiences and realities of Gaza. We were equally struck by how the word “Gaza” came to substitute for processes ...

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Trump Consecrates Decades of US Policy on Palestine and Israel: Now What?

[Local Palestinian farmers from Abu Dis and grassroots movements at their protest camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem in February 2015. Image by Juliane Kravik via Flickr]

In late June 1967 and just before Israel’s unilateral annexation of East Jerusalem, British Foreign Minister Brown warned Israel that “if [Israel] purport[s] to annex the Old City or legislate for its annexation, they will be taking a step which will not only isolate them from world opinion, but will also lose them the sympathy that they have.” When Israel annexed East Jerusalem on 28 June 1967, in full daylight and during the course of diplomatic debates leading to UN Security Council Resolution 242, the General Assembly unanimously passed two resolutions (UNSC Res 2253 and 2254) condemning the annexation and demanded that Israel rescind all actions taken to alter the ...

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Time for Sweden to Take the Lead for Peace

The United Nations Security Council’s 23 December 2016 adoption of Resolution 2334 represents a potentially significant milestone, because it creates opportunities for effective diplomatic, political, and legal initiatives to address and redress Israel’s systematic construction of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It is in this respect fortunate that Sweden, with its long history of promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace, will in January 2017 join the Security Council and additionally preside over it during the first month of its membership. The resolution garnered voluminous media attention because it marked a seemingly rare instance in which the ...

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Call for Papers -- Palestine under Occupation: The Legitimation of Violence and the Violence of Legitimation (Queen Mary, 26 May 2017)

Call for Paper Proposals Palestine under Occupation: The Legitimation of Violence & the Violence of Legitimation Date and Venue: 26 May 2017, Queen Mary, University of London. We invite proposals for papers to be presented at this one-day research workshop hosted by the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. The workshop will consist of a series of panels during the day followed by a public lecture. Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Noura Erakat (Assistant Professor, George Mason University: http://www.nouraerakat.com/). Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to James Eastwood (james.eastwood@qmul.ac.uk) ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Responds to Kerry Speech and Congressman Brad Sherman on MSNBC

[Screen shot from below-discussed broadcast]

On 28 December 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a comprehensive speech about the United States’ vision for a two state solution. Kerry’s address was remarkable for its candor: he insisted that settlements did not increase Israel’s security; he referred to Israel’s establishment as the Palestinian nakba; said that Israel must choose between either Jewish or democratic, but could not be both; among other remarks. The speech was also typical in its overemphasis on Palestinian violence as a root cause of the conflict as opposed to a symptom of setter-colonialism. In this interview, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat joins MSNBC by phone to comment on the ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and BDS on Al Jazeera

[Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on the set of Al Jazeera's

In first part this Al Jazeera Up Front special, host Mehdi Hasan examines the rise of anti-Semitism on the political right and left in Europe. He asks whether it is something that needs to be tackled or if is is being manipulated by Israel supporters .Noura Erakat joins Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland and +972 online magazine co-founder Lisa Goldman in this discussion. In the second part, the panelists discuss if boycott is anti-semitic. Noura comments,  “ . . . At the end of the day, those who are part of a movement against Zionism are part of a liberatory movement not only for Palestinians, but it has an emancipator potential for Jewish people as ...

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سرقة الأقدار لحكايتنا

[لوحة للفنان السوري عمران يونس]

تنشط شركات دفن الموتى في هذا الوقت من العام وكأنها تربط غزو الخريف للأشجار بسرقة الأقدار لحكايتنا. فتعلق ملصقات دعاياتها محملة بعروضها المغرية وبطريقة ملفتة للأنظار، تذكرنا بما تحاول ذاكرتنا تجاهله.  ويحتد التنافس فيما بينها في تقديم خدماتها حول طرق الدفن المختلفة وتكاليفها التي تتفاوت أسعارها بحسب قدرة الأموات على دفعها. ففي هذا الجزء من العالم يتم وضع ميزانية لهذا المشروع المستقبلي يتحدث عنه أفراد الأسرة بكل صراحة ووضوح أثناء شرب القهوة، وكأنهم يتحدثون عن فيلم رآه الآخرون واحتفظوا بأحداثه لأنفسهم، فيتناولون مواضيع تتعلق بكل ما يمكن أن يخطر على بال الميت من أمنيات ليومه المميز ابتداء من نوع التابوت، وألوان الشموع، ولون الورود، والموسيقى المرافقة لخطابات الأصدقاء ...

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الناصرة المدينة الباقية

[مدينة الناصرة. المصدر المصدر: موقع عدالة]

تغييرات ثقافيّة وعمرانيّة في الحيّز المدينيّ للناصرة قليلة هي الأبحاث التي كُتبت عن الناصرة في العقود الستّة الأخيرة. السؤال الأوّل الذي يُطرح في سياق الحديث عن االناصرة هو: هل الناصرة مدينة أم هي قرية تضخّمت على نحوٍ عشوائيّ ودونما تخطيط؟ بأعين بعض الباحثين، الناصرة هي "عاصمة الفلسطينيّين في إسرائيل"1 . بأعين سكّانها، الناصرة هي "قرية تضخّمت"، "مكان بائس"، "مخيّم لاجئين كبير"2، "فندق عمّال"، "مدينة لم تولد"3، "جورة هَمّ"، "ﭼيتو" وَ "موقع بناء لم يكتمل"4. سأطرح في هذا المقال تصويرًا واصفًا (portrait) تَظهر من خلاله الناصرة مدينةً صغيرة، تلائم وصْفَ زيميل (1903) للمدن الصغيرة. ...

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UN Report Establishes Israeli Apartheid; Fallout Begins

This week the United Nations published a report that establishes Israel as an Apartheid regime. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) commissioned the report commissioned from the authors, Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley. Amidst mounting political pressure, the UN Secretary General ordered UN ESCWA to shelve the report. Rima Khalaf, who is the ESCWA Executive Secretary, refused this instruction and has since resigned in protest even though her term officially ends in two ...

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الطبقة الوسطى الفلسطينية: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع جميل هلال

أجرى ضياء علي لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع جميل هلال، باحث اجتماعي وكاتب فلسطيني، محاضر جامعي متخصص في علم الاجتماع والانثروبولوجيا٬ شغل منصب كبير الباحثين في عدد من المؤسسات البحثية الفلسطينية٬ نشر العديد من الكتب والمؤلفات عن المجتمع الفلسطيني و"الصراع العربي الاسرائيلي"،  وقضايا الشرق الأوسط. تركز المقابلة على واقع الطبقة الوسطى الفلسطينية 

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Critical Readings in Political Economy: Apartheid

Andy Clarno, Neoliberal Apartheid (University of Chicago Press, 2017). In some of the earliest editions of Al-Hadaf, the journal of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, there is explicit mention of the myriad similarities between the “racist, settler colonial regimes” occupying the antipodes of Africa and the crossroads of the Levant. The Popular Front in theory and practice understood their struggle as linked to that of the South African liberation movement. It is against that rich ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Israeli Land Grab Law with BBC World

On 6 February 2017, the Israeli Knesset passed the Validation Bill which retroactively sanctions the status of nearly 4,000 illegal structures built on private Palestinian land. While all settlements contravene international humanitarian law’s prohibition on the transfer of civilians into occupied territory, these cases are distinct because the structures are not built on what Israel has declared “State Lands.” Instead, they are built on private Palestinian lands where the proof of ownership is not in ...

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الأونروا تطلق مناشدتين بقيمة 813 مليون دولار من أجل التدخلات الطارئة للأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة والأزمة الإقليمية في سورية

أطلقت  وكالة الأمم المتحدة لإغاثة وتشغيل لاجئي فلسطين في الشرق الأدنى (الأونروا) مناشدتين دوليتين يبلغ مجموعهما 813 مليون دولار من أجل تمويل الاستجابة الطارئة للأزمة في الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة، بما في ذلك القدس الشرقية، ولتلبية الاحتياجات الإنسانية الملحة للاجئي فلسطين المتضررين جراء النزاع في سورية، بمن فيهم أولئك الذين نزحوا إلى لبنان والأردن. وقال المفوض العام للأونروا بيير كرينبول: "إن مليونا وستمائة ألف لاجئ فلسطيني، ممن يعانون من انعدام الأمن أكثر من أي وقت مضى والذين تزداد احتياجاتهم، ...

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A Damp Squib in Paris

As representatives of seventy nations gather in Paris this morning to discuss the moribund Middle East peace process, a healthy dose of scepticism is in order. Not so much about the conference’s prospects for success—it is not designed to succeed beyond the fact of being convened and producing a communiqué —but rather about the purpose of this exercise. According to its French convenors, the objective of the conference is to re-affirm the international community’s collective commitment to a two-state ...

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An Open Letter to Kwame Anthony Appiah, President of the Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association (MLA) will be voting on a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions at its upcoming convention, to be held 5-8 January 2017 in Philadelphia. The vote represents the culmination of a three-year process that began in 2014. The organizers describe the process in the following way: In Fall 2014, David Lloyd and Rebecca Comay submitted to the Organizing Committee of the Delegate Assembly a resolution and supporting documents calling upon the MLA to ...

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John Kerry’s Eureka Moment: The Mouse That Almost Roared

It has been a bizarre week for US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On 23 December 2016, the Barack Obama administration narrowly avoided becoming the first since Harry Truman’s to leave office without a single United Nations Security Council resolution censuring Israel to its credit. Given that Washington has spent the past eight years relentlessly shielding what Secretary of State John Kerry on 28 December termed “the most right wing [government] in Israeli history, with an agenda driven ...

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Roundtable on UN Security Council Resolution 2334: Reflections by Noura Erakat, Mouin Rabbani, and Sherene Seikaly

Introduction On 23 December 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2334 confirming the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as well as other measures to change the status of these territories. The resolution was sponsored by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, and Venezuela—after Egypt submitted then quickly withdrew the draft text in in order to appease the incoming Trump administration and Israel’s Netanyahu ...

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Security Council Resolution 2334: An Old-New Approach to Palestine at the United Nations?

Following the passage of resolution 2334 by the UN Security Council on 23 December 2016 concerning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine, it is useful to briefly address some of what it means in both legal and political terms. In short, the resolution can best be described as the embodiment of an old-new approach to one of the thorniest issues in the Israel-Palestine conflict.   Legally, the resolution’s principal focus—Israel’s colonization of the occupied Palestinian territory with ...

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Quick Thoughts: Mouin Rabbani on Trump Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

[During the US presidential campaign, President-elect Trump said he would move the United States embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if he won. Other presidents like George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also promised to move the embassy while campaigning for office, but did not follow through after assuming power. However, since becoming president-elect, senior advisors to Trump have said that he will do it and soon. Just a few days ago, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told an ...

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Video: Israel's Use of Force and the Palestinian Right to Armed Resistance

In this lecture sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat describes how Israel has sought to expand its right to use force and diminish the Palestinian right to armed resistance in the language of law. Since November 2000 when Israel publicly embraced its assassination policy of Palestinians, it embarked on two fundamental and interlocking shifts. The first was to unsettle the applicable legal framework regulating the State’s relationship to Palestinians. The ...

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