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Public Opinion Poll No (80) • Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR)

A semi-consensus that Hamas has won the May 2021 confrontation with Israel triggers a paradigm shift in public attitudes against the PA and its leadership and in favor of Hamas and armed struggle; moreover, a two-third majority rejects the PA decision to postpone the elections, 70% demand forcing legislative and presidential elections on Israel.


This statement was written with urgency by Palestinian Christian young adults from all across the land, expressing repentance and hope regarding the ongoing injustices. If you identify with this statement, it is yours to hold as well. We urge all to read and reflect seriously on its call.

Christ at the Checkpoint Young Adults

“Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5 : 23–24)

Statement of Repentance and Hope

We Palestinian Christian young adults from the 48 territories, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza; cannot remain silent with what is happening in our community. Based on our understanding of our spiritual, ethical and national responsibilities, we declare the following:

First, we acknowledge our guilt and repent our own passivity, inaction and lack of solidarity with those that have suffered the worst from the colonial repression…


PLO Chairman Arafat gestures to Israeli PM Rabin after signing of the Oslo peace accord in September 1993 (Reuters)

The story of the Oslo Authority has become boring. The current Palestinian political stage needs a new vision that restores the essence to the cause of a people who long decided not to perish.

By Elias Khoury *

If he doesn’t know, then he knows, but he acts as if he doesn’t know.

This is the appropriate description of the situation of Mr. Mahmoud Abbas with the all-inclusive Palestinian uprising that erupted from Sheikh Jarrah and spread to all parts of Palestine, and reached its tragic climax with Gaza rockets, the killing of Palestinian children and the extermination of entire families in the Gaza Strip.

The status quo fell and ended, and the story of the Oslo Authority became boring. I do not want to explain why the Palestinian Authority (PA) ignored the fall…


Q&A: On Palestine, Israel’s attacks and the urgency for accountability

Ensuring Respect for International Law and Human Rights

The ongoing aggression by the occupying power, Israel, against the people of Palestine has been internationally highlighted, criticized, and condemned. The unprecedented devastation resulting from the recent assault on the besieged Gaza Strip killed 253 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly1. In the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, 18 Palestinians were killed. Nearly 8,500 Palestinians were wounded2. The ceasefire agreement reached last week is not the end of Israeli attacks against Palestine and its people. Israel’s annexation and colonial settlement policies, the siege of Jerusalem and Gaza, domination over the Palestinian people, and its domination and institutional…


Ilan Pappé

By Kathleen ChristisonAP news • March 18, 2019

Two recent letter writers — Karen K. Milstein (“Lannan misfires,” Letters to the Editor, Feb. 2) and Susan Raku (“Misrepresents Israel,” Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13) — criticized Israeli historian Ilan Pappé for allegedly distorting Israeli history.

Pappé spoke at a Lannan Foundation event at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in January. Charging that Pappé “fabricates … omits … and consistently misinterprets” historical evidence about Israel, Milstein denied that Israel has ever ethnically cleansed Palestinians. Raku disputed Pappé’s assertions that Israel practices apartheid, charging that he “intentionally misrepresents” Israel.


“Jaffa not for sale”

By Rachel Beitarie (רחל בית אריה) • [Translated by Sol Salbe]

To those who criticise me for allegedly treating an attack on a rabbi, no less, lightly: I don’t feel the need to reiterate each and every time, and in an abstract way, that I am against violence. My actions speak for themselves. …


Censorship of Palestinians and pro-Palestine content by Facebook and other social media platforms is on the rise

By Aya Alghazzawi • Gaza City

Recently, a group of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Palestinian activists in Gaza, namely The Gaza Voice team, commemorated Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) which is an annual event that was first launched in Canada in 2005 and is held by more than 250 cities across the globe every year to spread awareness regarding Israel’s Apartheid regime and to internationally mobilize grassroots support. Usually, IAW activities include intellectual gatherings, Palestinian popular artistic and musical events, inviting speakers whether locally or globally, watching and discussing documentary films, and networking with various Palestinian solidarity campaigns and pro-Palestinian…


The word “#Nakba”, and also the word “expulsion”, are not mentioned at all by the former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Barak. Instead, he uses the awful phrase “they disappeared” and the euphemistic term “evacuation.” ■ During the 1948 war, just to mention, about 700,000 people who constituted the vast majority of the Palestinians who lived in the territories that became the State of Israel, “disappeared” from here.

By Kobi Niv • Translated from Hebrew Haaretz by Sol Salbe

In the whole hullaballoo which followed the election, a quasi-documentary corporate film about Ehud Barak seems to have been swallowed up. It was broadcast last week on Keshet 12 and its main point was an interview, almost a monologue, lasting about an hour and a half, in which the former prime minister edified us with his wisdom.

That’s a real pity. Because Barak is one of the few Israeli leaders who has a slightly complex view of reality. Even if that is only by acknowledging that “the other side”…


Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) • Public Opinion Poll No (79) March 2021

With rising confidence that parliamentary elections will indeed take place soon, and given clear anxieties about the possibility that the siege and blockade over the Gaza Strip could then be tightened, the split consolidated, and that economic conditions could worsen, and given concerns about the potential reaction from the international community and Israel, public attitudes seem to shift a little in favor of Fatah and away from Hamas.

These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 14–19 March 2021. The…


Activists protest Israeli occupation in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, on 19 March 2021 (AFP)

From Qatamon in 1948 to Sheikh Jarrah in 2021, Israel’s goal has been to forcibly displace the people of Palestine, take over their properties, and make it impossible for them to exercise their inalienable rights including the right to self-determination.

The PLO Negotiations Affairs Department

From Qatamon to Sheikh Jarrah: Israel’s Theft of Palestinian Properties in Jerusalem *

Israel’s illegal policies of forcible evictions and home demolitions continue to target and displace hundreds of Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem. Extremist Israeli settler groups, backed by the Israeli Government and the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality, continue to overtake Palestinian homes and claim the ownership of more Palestinian properties under the pretext of pre-1948 “Jewish ownership.”

Among the many Palestinian neighborhoods in the city facing this threat is Sheikh Jarrah.

From Qatamon in 1948 to Sheikh Jarrah in 2021, Israel’s goal has been to forcibly displace the people of Palestine, take over their properties, and…

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