2018 Palestine Center Annual Conference: Panel 1

Panelists Josh Ruebner, Lamis Deek, and Zena Agha address the issues of UNRWA, Activism, Legislation, Right of Return. Accompanying their presentations is a video prepared by Dr. Salman Abu Sitta on the attainable logistics of the right of return.

Education in Palestine

Dr. Abuhiljeh, president of Birzeit University, shares his insights on overcoming the many challenges posed to Palestinian higher education and the lead that Birzeit University has taken in establishing the Right to Education campaign, which has spread to other Palestinian universities. This event was cosponsored by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS).

Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by The Electronic Intifada on November 2, 2018   “The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in […]

The Discourse on Palestine Is Shifting. Will Concrete Policy Changes Follow?

“Even as Washington churned through a miasma of Brett Kavanaugh lies and horror, a different kind of history was being written more than a thousand miles west. For all who doubted whether the public and political discourse on Palestine and Israel has changed at all, the keynote speakers at the national conference of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights in St. Paul, Minnesota proved them wrong.”

Dark Money: Palestine, Mega Donors, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

“The 2018 mid-term elections are expected to be the most expensive in American history. Four years ago, the 2014 mid-term elections had fewer donors than in previous elections but spending still surpassed previous elections. To fill their campaign coffers, Democrats and Republicans are again expected to rely on mega donors”

Discrimination, Police Brutality, and Racism: The Struggle of Arab Palestinians in Israel

Jafar Farah and Nabila Espanioly, co-founders of the Mossawa Center discuss the advocacy work and programs of the center. Their presentation highlights how Al Mossawwa Center develops programs to promote a democratic society, and acts against all forms of discrimination based on race, nationalism, religious affiliation, social status, gender, and disabilities.

The 2018 Edward Said Memorial Lecture with Dr. Sami AlBanna

In his delivery of the 2018 Edward Said Memorial Lecture, Dr. Sami AlBanna explores avenues of struggle and prospects for justice, equality, and democracy in the Middle East by examining the “Deal of the Century” and the loss of the war on Syria.