Ilan Pappe’s new political biography, The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty, profiles the history of one of Jerusalem’s predominant Palestinian families. Read more about Pappe reassesses legacy of Palestinian dynasty
Palestinian youth are asking how the popular democratic uprisings in Arab countries can inform their national struggle. They launched the first intifada in 1987 and fueled the second intifada in 2000, and they believe they have a role to play in the Arab youth uprisings calling for democratic changes. Palestinian political and civil society organizations are also seeking answers to this question. The answers cannot be found abroad; they can only be found in an understanding of the Palestinian condition, which differs significantly to that of Arab states. Read more about Toward a "Palestinian Spring"
Hamas supporters took the streets of Ramallah last week for the first time in four years to celebrate the recently-signed national reconciliation agreement. Not everyone is unreservedly euphoric over the pact, however. Read more about In West Bank, tentative steps toward unity