Culture & History

‘The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended’

May 3, 2018 George Bisharat

Approaching the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding/Palestine’s destruction—for they are two sides of the same coin—I have been reviewing letters from that fateful era by my Palestinian grandfather, Hanna Ibrahim Bisharat, or “Papa” to us. It is poignant reading. The Nakba (“Catastrophe”) impacted virtually all Palestinians. Roughly 750,000 were driven

Culture & History

Remembering the First Intifada: “I Was Detained by Mitzna”

January 9, 2018 Khalid Farraj

Editor’s note: Last month Palestinians marked 30 years since the First Intifada, which erupted on December 9, 1987. In this excerpt from “The First Intifada: Hope and the Loss of Hope,” which appeared in the Autumn, 2017 issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Khalid Farraj recounts his own arrest by Israeli

Culture & History

Trump and My Mother

December 29, 2017 Awad Halabi

My mother’s generation was the last to have lived in a pluralistic, multi-confessional Jerusalem.