Palestine

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing to a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals.

Former Hamas official speaks out

Former Hamas official speaks out

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Ahmed Yousef, former political adviser to deputy chairman of Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said that Hamas is making unremitting efforts to spare the Gaza Strip a new war with Israel. He denied the existence of a direct dialogue with Israel, pointing out that Western envoys are in contact with Hamas.

Shifting tides in PA-EU relationship

Shifting tides in PA-EU relationship

Palestinians celebrated Europe Day on May 7 in Ramallah, along with the Office of the European Union Representative-West Bank, Gaza Strip. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah inaugurated the celebrations that included projects funded by the EU in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Resisting oblivion: the existential struggle of the Lubyans

Resisting oblivion: the existential struggle of the Lubyans

For five days in April, I joined a delegation of South African Jews on a journey to Palestine to make amends. The story of our trip, and of the tragedy that made it necessary, is one that must be told.

Hamas-Fatah divide cripples Palestines judiciary

Hamas-Fatah divide cripples Palestines judiciary

Since Hamas takeover in 2007, the Gaza Strip has been governed pursuant to a legal and legislative system completely separate from that of the West Bank.

Palestinian state would solve right of return

Palestinian state would solve right of return

Visualizing Palestine, a Lebanese-based nongovernmental organization, created an interactive map that shows the shrinking Palestinian population in Palestine between 1918 and 2015. The graphic, Palestine Shrinking, Israel Expanding, demonstrates in a clear and simple way the catastrophe that has befallen the Palestinians as a result of Zionist immigration to Palestine and their (direct and indirect) expulsion.

UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees - 65 Years Later

UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees - 65 Years Later

The November 1947 United Nations General Assembly partition resolution apportioning fifty-five percent of historic Palestine to a Jewish state was all but an invitation for the Yishuvs (the pre-Israel Jewish community) paramilitary forces to expel and confiscate the lands of the mainly Palestinian peasantry residing within that half of the country.

The Nakba - In The Words of Palestinians

The Nakba - In The Words of Palestinians

There are so many ways to write about the Nakba the Catastrophe of 1948. One could start with Plan Dalet, the Yishuvs (pre-Israel Jewish community in Palestine) master plan to expel Palestinian Arabs from within and outside the territory given to the Jewish state in the United Nations Partition Plan.

The Palestine question: A cause and an excuse?

The Palestine question: A cause and an excuse?

Modern Arab history experienced an interruption that lasted for around 40 years between the end of the 1940s and the late 1980s. During that period, the objective of "modernising" the Arab state and Arab society was subordinated to the objective of "liberating Palestine".

The Nakba: A crime watched, ignored and remembered

The Nakba: A crime watched, ignored and remembered

The 15th of May is usually a trigger for a journey back in time. And for an unfathomable reason each such journey conjures up a different aspect of the Nakba. This year, more than anything else, I am preoccupied with the continued apathy and indifference of the Western political elite and media to the plight of the Palestinians.