Transformation of Palestinian landscape focus of Designing Civic Encounter project

Emily Lawrence
25 February 2012
A new multidisciplinary project examines how Israeli settlements, a burgeoning neoliberal economy and loss of traditional heritage is quickly transforming Palestine’s landscapes and public spaces.

Jamal Juma': PA "killing popular resistance"

Ida Audeh
8 August 2011
Ida Audeh interviews grassroots activist Jamal Juma’ about the dearth of popular resistance in areas of the West Bank under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction, the UN statehood bid and the role of the Palestinian diaspora in national liberation.

The PA and the privatization of Palestine

If a Palestinian “state” ever comes into existence, what kind of “state” will it be? Here’s a clue: it will be a state, governed by, of and for rich and powerful businessmen.

USPCN: protest Bashar Masri's appearance at America-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Today the US Palestinian Community Network issued a statement on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, giving a summary of the sacrifices Palestinian workers have made for the national liberation struggle, and describing the violations of Palestinian workers’ rights by Israel. Here’s an excerpt:

Rawabi developer Masri helps deepen Israel's grip on West Bank

Ali Abunimah
6 January 2011


Bashar Masri, the Palestinian businessman and CEO of the company that is developing the Rawabi luxury real estate project in the occupied West Bank, appears to be actively helping Israel deepen its hold on the Palestinian economy despite his earlier claims that he is trying to help end this relationship. Ali Abunimah reports.

Role of Israeli firms raises boycott concerns about Rawabi

Ali Abunimah
30 December 2010


The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee in Palestine, has expressed its concern following reports that Israeli companies have been contracted to take part in the construction of Rawabi, an already controversial Qatari-financed Palestinian real estate development in the occupied West Bank.

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