November 17, 2017

NEWS & Analysis

News & Analysis

Palestinian Reconciliation: The X Factor

October 15, 2017

Just as Hamas and Fatah might save face with their constituents, Netanyahu too might find an opportunity to benefit from Palestinian reconciliation.

PALESTINE UNBOUND

Palestine Unbound

H.R. 4391: #NoWayToTreatAChild

November 16, 2017

Congress has seen critics of Israel and defenders of Palestinian rights before, but none matched McCollum’s historic act.

Palestine Unbound

#StandWithIssa

September 14, 2017

Since Issa Amro’s arrest, many local and international rights groups called for his immediate release, launching the hashtag #StandWithIssa.

Palestine Unbound

Gazans Share Breakthroughs

August 21, 2017

The hashtag quickly went viral as Gazans sarcastically shared far-fetched achievements that touched on the besieged region’s myriad problems.

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100 Years’ War

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After the Balfour Declaration gained legal sanction in the League of Nations and through the British Mandate, Zionist leaders continued to gain support throughout nearly 30 years of British dominion over Palestine.  Zionist colonization of Palestine had been well underway by the time Britain handed over the Mandate to the United Nations in 1947 and was solidified under the United Nations Resolution 181, which was supported by the majority of the UN General Assembly, captured in this 1947 photo. 
Known as the Partition Plan, Resolution 181 “handed over most of an Arab-majority country to its Jewish minority without the consent of that majority, thereby violating the principle of self-determination enshrined in the UN Charter.” As IPS Senior Fellow Rashid Khalidi puts it in the latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, “the Arabs, over two-thirds of the population, were supposed to have a so-called Arab state divided into three noncontiguous segments, which together comprised less than 45 percent of a country whose entirety the indigenous Palestinian majority naturally saw as their own.” Thus, continuing the path of what is today the “100 years’ war” on Palestine. Check link in our bio to read the full article.

Incidentally, it was only eleven days later that the UN adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Palestinians were, once again, left behind.