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Leaders urge Palestinians to register for PNC elections

Palestinian political and civil society leaders on Monday called on the Palestinian Diaspora and residents of the Palestinian territory to register for the first elections of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's parliament. A statement signed by 36 senior figures, including representatives from Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PFLP, DFLP and universities and civil society organizations, urges all Palestinians...

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Uppsala, Sweden marks 64th anniversary of the Nakba

By Rashid Al-Hajja (translated from Arabic).   On the 64th anniversary of the Palestine Nakba, the Palestinian community in Uppsala hosted Jaber Suleiman, a Palestinian researcher living in Lebanon, and Abdel Razzaq Takriti, a young Palestinian historian at the University of Oxford. The meeting took place on the 17th of May, 2012, at the Contacten community centre....

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Register! I am Palestinian

By Ibrahim Baz* (translated from Arabic).   Observers of Palestinian communities and their right of return networks are witnessing today the rise of a vibrant new movement aiming at reintegrating Palestinian refugees, exiles, and migrants into the political arena. Undoubtedly, this movement has emerged in synchronised harmony with the democratic slogans raised across the breadth and length...

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The current Palestinian crisis and the way out

By Mohammad Masharqa (translated from Arabic).   Various paths for breaking out of the current political quagmire have been discussed within the Palestinian arena. The national project has been afflicted with crises since the attempt to establish a limited national authority over a small part of our historic homeland was launched. International and regional developments taking place...