Abbas to Test Trump’s Commitment to Peace

For the first time in three years, Mahmoud Abbas will meet with an American president in the White House. The meeting, expected in early-May, will also be the first between Abbas and President Donald Trump, and will serve to shape the relationship both men, and those they represent, have in the years ahead.

Is Marwan Barghouti The Palestinian Nelson Mandela?

Palestinians deserve to be citizens, not subjects. And against an Israeli government that rejects a Palestinian state near the 1967 lines, and every day entrenches its brutal and undemocratic control of the West Bank, Barghouti and his colleagues have the right to resist.

“Jerusalem, We Are Here”

Presented by director and producer Dorit Naaman, Jerusalem, We Are Here is an interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Focusing primarily on the neighborhood of Katamon, Palestinian participants probed their families’ past and engaged with the painful present.

Palestinians in Europe unify around messages of hope

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – The Palestinians in Europe conference convened this week for their 15th annual gathering in the Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam. The event brought together thousands of Palestinians under the slogan ‘100 years on, a victorious nation and unbreakable determination’.

Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons

HADARIM PRISON, Israel – Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike. 

A Tribute to Dr. Halim Barakat

In this tribute speakers, Dr. Judith Tucker ( Professor of History, Georgetown University), Dr. Edmund Ghareeb (Senior Scholar, Palestine Center), and Dr. Beshara Doumani (Professor of History, Brown University) reflect on the intellectual contributions of Dr. Halim Barakat, retired Research Professor of Society and Culture at The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies of Georgetown University.