[سعادت حسن مَنتو واحد من أشهر كتاب القصة القصيرة بالأردو وأكثرهم إثارة للجدل. ولد منتو في أيار سنة ١٩١٢ قرب مدينة لودِيانا في أقليم بنجاب (في الجزء الذي أصبح لاحقاً في الهند) وتوفي في كانون الثاني سنة ١٩٥٥ في مدينة لاهور في باكستان. نشر إثنين وعشرين مجموعة قصصية ورواية واحدة بالإضافة إلى سيناريوهات عديدة للسينما ... Read More »
ما هي النكبة؟
تستدعي مفردة النكبة (أو الكارثة) إلى الذاكرة تأسيس دولة إسرائيل على أرض فلسطين عام 1948 عن طريق طرد أكثر من نصف سكان فلسطين التاريخية، وتدمير التراث الفلسطيني، والمؤسسات الاجتماعية والسياسية في الاراضي المحتلة. إن الاجابة الممكنة عن سؤال حول معنى النكبة في الزمن الحاضر يمكن أن نجدها في حوارات الذاكرة ... Read More »
Maya Mikdashi, “What Is Settler Colonialism?” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37:2 (2013)
Sherene Seikaly, “Return to the Present,” Elisabeth Weber, editor, Living Together: Jacques Derrida’s Communities of Violence and Peace. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.
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[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 13 May 2013.]
Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon
Syria’s conflict is dragging down its neighbours, none more perilously than Lebanon. Beirut’s official policy of “dissociation” – seeking, by refraining from taking ... Read More »
15 May 2013 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from the territory that became Israel. In 1948, Zionist forces ethnically cleansed more than fifty percent of the entire Palestinian population. In commemoration of the Nakba, and the displacement that continues ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by the University of California Davis Human Rights Initiative and the Institute for International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund.]
Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria's Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan
The following is a brief preliminary report ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Youth Movement on 6 May 2013.]
The Camps Are Above the Siege
In general, the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, and particularly Yarmouk camp, formed as the capital of the diaspora, are among the largest groups of Palestinian refugees and have been the starting ... Read More »
Wendy Pearlman, “Emigration and the Resilience of Politics in Lebanon.” Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXI No. 1 (Spring 2013).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?
Wendy Pearlman (WP): Five years ago I began to read widely about Lebanon in preparation for a trip there. While there are so many fascinating ... Read More »
“The pact that binds us to photographers puts our sight in their hands.”
(From the introduction to Lahza, a book of Palestinian children’s photographs by ZAKIRA, Amers Editions, Beirut, 2009.)
These photographs were taken in July 2012 by Palestinian youth living in four out of the twelve refugee camps ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by Refugees International on 24 April 2013.]
Aid Inside Syria: Too Little, But Not Too Late
Two years after the Syrian revolution began, there is much wider recognition of the dire humanitarian needs inside the country, and support for expanding cross-border aid activities is ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) in April 2013.]
Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon
A Vulnerable Community
Following their expulsion from Palestine in 1948, many Palestinian intellectuals, businessmen, and craftspeople fled to Syria and ... Read More »
Refugee camps have been at the center of radical historical transformations that have undermined the political existence of entire communities. Although states and non-governmental organizations have and continue to actively participate in conceiving and managing camps, we are still struggling to fully comprehend how ... Read More »
Analyses and debates on the reconfiguration of rights, democracy, social justice, and dignity in the Arab region suffer from a chronic methodological nationalism—which perpetuates the idea that people seek and fight for rights and self-determination solely in their national state and territory, seen as the natural ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued on 25 March 2013 by the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council.]
Occupied Ramallah, 25 March 2013 - On Friday, 22 March, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council) adopted a resolution, tabled by the State of Palestine, the Organisation of ... Read More »
[Photos by Brian Sokol/UNHCR, text by UNHCR.]
What would you bring with you if you had to flee your home and escape to another country? More than 1 million Syrians have been forced to ponder this question before making the dangerous flight to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq or other countries in the ... Read More »
[The following English version of an open letter to President Obama was issued by the Protection Committee for Bedouin Communities in the Jerusalem Periphery on 10 March 2013.]
Dear Mr. President,
In the name of the Protection Committee for Bedouin Communities in the Jerusalem Periphery we extend to you our warmest ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each month's ... Read More »
Palestinians assert their right to protect their lands from colonialism and their opposition to American policy which keeps granting Israeli occupation and repression of Palestinians full support.
Hundreds of the Palestinians arrived this morning, Wednesday, 20 March, to Eizariya and erected about fifteen tents ... Read More »
Ilana Feldman, "The Challenge of Categories: UNRWA and the Definition of a 'Palestine Refugee.'" Journal of Refugee Studies 25.3 (2012).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?
Ilana Feldman (IF): There were two primary motivating forces for writing this article. First, it is part of a ... Read More »
The Turkel Report, which includes important evidence and recommendations, may become a dead letter if the international community does not act to ensure that it contributes the pursuance of accountability vis-a-vis Israeli violations of international law and to justice for victims.
On 6 February 2013, the Israeli ... Read More »
On February 20, the Israeli Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by residents of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm El-Hiran in the Naqab (Negev), which holds 500 residents, demanding minimum access to drinking water. Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed the appeal on behalf of ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Doctors Without Borders on 28 February 2013.]
Efforts underway at the United Nations to integrate humanitarian assistance into the international military campaign against opponents of Somalia’s government will further threaten the safe delivery of independent and impartial ... Read More »
في هذه المجموعة من الكتابات، لثلاثة مصورين فلسطينيين لاجئين في مقتبل العمر، تعليقات على أعماالمصورة الأمريكية الأرجنتينية السندرا سنتغوينتي التي زارت فلسطين مرتين خلال الانتفاضة الثانية. محمد العزة وياسمين سالم وأريج أسعد، كانوا أطفالاً عندما التقطت المصورة السندرا هذه الصور. وقد وجدوا بعد سنوات طويلة أن لهذه الصور ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 6 February 2013.]
Misery Beyond the War Zone: Life for Syrian Refugees and Displaced Populations in Lebanon
The ongoing crisis in Syria is forcing ever more Syrians to flee their homeland in search of safety. ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the Global Palestinian Right to Return Coalition on 5 February 2013.]
To the children of our heroic Palestinian people,
To those who safeguard the unity of our people, our representation, and our cause,
As the Palestinian people await the meeting of various sectors of ... Read More »
Some of the most enduring memories of fieldwork in al-Wihdat refugee camp are the several evenings I spent watching football matches in the company of my friends.
Al-Wihdat is a Palestinian refugee camp established in 1955 on the outskirts of Amman, the capital of Jordan. The camp today is fully incorporated ... Read More »
[Anis F. Kassim is an international law expert and practicing lawyer in Jordan. He was a member of the Palestinian legal defense team before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the 2004 landmark case on Israel’s separation wall, and that led to the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the ... Read More »
Once I Was Here: Benefit for Syrian Refugees
31 January 2013
A silent auction of photographs in aid of Syrian refugees featuring the works of world-renowned frontline photojournalists.
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BADIL Proudly Announces the Release of its Research Project: One People United: A Deterritorialized Palestinian Identity -- BADIL Survey of Palestinian Youth on Identity and Social Ties-2012
The violent establishment of Israel in 1948 constituted a catastrophe, or Nakba, for Palestinian aspirations for ... Read More »
December 18th is International Migrants Day, when in 1990 the U.N. General Assembly signed the Migrant Workers Convention, an agreement that establishes the rights of one of the most vulnerable global populations within a framework of human rights. The problem is the only countries that have actually ratified the ... Read More »