Twenty-five years ago today world leaders adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most complete statement in history of humanity’s aspiration to give children universal rights protection to achieve their full potential. This noble document outlined the steps that we should all take to allow the youngest ... Read More »
They not only invaded our home, took over our space, and evicted us—they even arrested me and took me to the Maskubya—the police station. I was put in room number four, alone, for a long time. Then, a big and tall man, a police officer, entered the interrogation room. I was alone, and started ... Read More »
منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية/ فلسطين: حان الوقت للتوقف عن المماطلة
تطلُّ علينا منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية كلَّ يوم تقريبًا بمبادرةٍ دولية جديدة للاعتراف بها "كدولة" أو لإنهاء الحكم العسكري الإسرائيلي. وفي الآونة الأخيرة، أعلنت المنظمة أنها تعتزم استصدار قرارٍ من مجلس الأمن الدولي يحدد مهلة ثلاث ... Read More »
On Israel and Palestine: Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israeli Institutions
In its best moments, anthropology is a discipline that is dedicated to social justice. It is a discipline that has historically stood up for marginalized peoples around the world. Anthropologists have not always lived up to these best ... Read More »
Join the History of Women and Gender Program, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Department, the Hagop Kevorian Center, and Students for Justice in Palestine on Monday 3 November, 12:30-2:00pm for a discussion with Jadaliyya Co-Editor and Professor Maya Mikdashi about gendered hierarchies of victimhood in ... Read More »
George Mason University’s Middle East Studies Program, Global Programs, New Century College (NCC) and the Trans-Arab Research Institute welcomed four international law experts to discuss the political and legal implications of an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of recent conflict in the Gaza Strip. ... Read More »
تمنح وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، والتي اصطلح على تسميتها الإعلام الاجتماعي أو الجديد، مساحة من التعبير بوسائط متعددة ولغات مختلفة. فقد أتاحت مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي فرصاً شتّى لمستخدمي الانترنت لصنع حراك جمعيّ حول قضية ما. لكن القضية المتعلقة بهذا الطرح هي القدرة على استبدال التواصل والاتصال المباشرين ... Read More »
In this debate on Fox News, UNRWA Spokesperson Christopher Gunness and the Center for Near East Policy Research's David Bedein debate the issue of the role of UNRWA in Gaza and US funding for the "reconstruction" of Gaza. The power of this debate is the manner with which Gunness exposes the ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued on 22 October 2014 by Watch/Raqeb]
-Watch/Raqeb- is pleased to announce the launch of its website www.watchinfo.org. Led by a community of youth from several Arab countries, including Egypt, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, -Watch/Raqeb- is a multi-layered effort ... Read More »
[This is a slightly revised version of comments presented as part of the event “Palestine Solidarity: A Faculty Roundtable and Student Q & A,” held at the CUNY Graduate Center on 17 October. The discussion was organized by a group of students involved with a resolution currently before the Doctoral Student Council ... Read More »
A recent advertisement for a Bank of Palestine savings scheme, reproduced on billboards and in magazines all over the Ramallah-al-Bireh-Beitounia conurbation (hereafter Ramallah), tells residents “Together We Are a Family.” We are clearly meant to think that the Bank of Palestine wants, or considers itself, to be part ... Read More »
From November 28th to December 11th 2014, the London Palestine Film Festival (LPFF) returns with the finest new docs, dramas, and shorts on and from the region.
Festival programme: palestinefilm.org
The two week programme, at the Barbican Cinema and University of London venues, showcases over 40 international ... Read More »
Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda, and Joumana al Jabri, editors, Creative Refuge. Washington, DC: Tadween Books, 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What is Febrik?
Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda, and Joumana al Jabri (RC/MH/JJ): Febrik is a not-for-profit collaborative platform for participatory art and design research projects with ... Read More »
Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies Program, the Trans-Arab Research Institute, Arab Studies Institute, New Century College, and Global Programs
Operation Protective Edge:
Legal and Political Implications
of ICC Prosecution
October 20, 2014 4:00-6:30PM
George Mason University
Johnson Center, ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association]
Hosts of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Gaza
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
via fax +47 23 95 00 99
Minister of ... Read More »
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its sixth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.
PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in ... Read More »
In April 2013, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) became the first United States academic body to pass a resolution boycotting formal relations with Israeli universities. In December, the American Studies Association (ASA) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) also passed ... Read More »
أثناء العقد الأخير، نجحت شبكةٌ من المنظمات المؤيدة لإسرائيل، والتي لا تجمع بينها علاقات متينة، (تشمل عدداً من منظمات الأبحاث والسياسة والجامعات وجماعات الضغط والمؤسسات والباحثين والناشطين والواهبين أيضاً) بالعثور على موطئ قدم في البيئة الأكاديمية الصينية. كان هدف هذه الجماعات في الصين هو تأمين منصة لتبني مشروع ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by a group of Israeli anthropologists on 10 September 2014 in response to the Israeli Anthropological Association's objections to a scheduled discussion about boycott, divestment, and sanctions at the upcoming meeting of the American Anthropological Association.]
Letter to the ... Read More »
يدلّ خطاب الرئيس على أن لحظة الحقيقة، لحظة اتخاذ القرار الذي طال انتظاره، تقترب، وإذا لم يتم التقاطها بسرعة ستطارد لعنة التاريخ القيادة الفلسطينية إلى الأبد. لقد رفض الرئيس في خطابه العودة إلى المفاوضات كما كانت تجري في السابق، وطالب بوضع جدول زمني لإنهاء الاحتلال من خلال الأمم المتحدة، وتحدث أيضًا عن حرب الإبادة التي ... Read More »
Should the Palestinian leadership fail to seize the moment, it would condemn itself to eternal damnation.
In the speech, Abbas rejected the notion of resuming peace negotiations in the usual manner. He called for a timetable for ending the occupation supervised by the UN. He also spoke of the genocidal war Israel ... Read More »
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 16th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies.
Fellowship awards tange from $6,000 to $9,000.
Full proposals due December 22, 2014
Research must ... Read More »
Write Down, I Am an Arab, directed by Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin. Israel/Palestine, 2014.
Borrowing the opening line of one of Mahmoud Darwish’s most famous poems, “Identity Card,” filmmaker Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin titled her latest documentary Write Down, I Am an Arab. The film, which had its world premiere at ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Ann Laura Stoler on 10 September 2010 and originally published by pulsemedia.org on 17 September 2010]
By Colonial Design
As someone who has worked for some thirty years as a teacher and student of colonial studies– on comparative colonial situations, colonial ... Read More »
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its third National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships for research in Palestine.
Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight ... Read More »
This summer, Gaza dominated the headlines. A rising death toll at the expense of Israel’s weeks-long Operation Protective Edge, a death toll that currently stands at over 2,000 killed, once again brought attention to the politics surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the devastation of the Gaza Strip. As ... Read More »
A one-day sympoisum hosted by the Issam Faris Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Sunday 28 September 2014
IFI Building Auditorium
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The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DC-PFAF) is a not for profit, volunteer run annual project. It is in its fourth year and aims to showcase the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists for audiences in Washington, DC and its surrounding areas. It is a unique festival in that the stories told ... Read More »
The Center for Palestine Studies and the Middle East Institute present
The War on Gaza
Military Strategy and Historical Horizons
Noura Erakat (Assistant Professor, George Mason University)
Rashid Khalidi (Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University)
... Read More »
In this interview, attorney Dima Khalidi, who founded and directs Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS), discusses what it means to provide legal defense to protect Palestinian rights activists in the US from suppression and criminalization. Khalidi describes the perpetrators behind attacks against Palestine ... Read More »