al-Majdal Issue #46, Summer 2011: The Struggle for Palestinian Rights - Changing Strategies in a Changing Middle East


September 2011 - The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is pleased to announce the publication of the Summer 2011 issue of al-Majdal (issue #46), titled The Struggle for Palestinian Rights: Changing Strategies in a Changing Middle East. This issue of Al Majdal takes a look at the new strategies emerging in the struggle for Palestinian rights in light of the Arab Spring and the all but declared death of peace negotiations.

In his article on the global and transnational efforts at Palestinian self-organization, Omar Shweiki reports on the burgeoning campaign for direct elections to the Palestinian National Council, the highest legislative body of the Palestinian people, which has ceased to function since the advent of the peace process in the early 1990s. He looks at the Civitas mobilization between 2002-2006 and explains the background to the current campaign demanding representation for Palestinians everywhere. Wisam Saliby provides a history of BDS in the Arab world and its potential in the context of the 2011 uprisings.

BADIL's staff present interviews conducted with Palestinian youth who marched to Palestine’s borders on Nakba Day 2011. BADIL’s Legal Advocacy Consultant writes about the role and work of the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to the OPT, Richard Falk and Simone O'Broin brings readers up to speed with developments related to the Goldstone report as it comes up for discussion to the UN General Assembly in September. Also included in this issue is an update on the BADIL-Zochrot project which discusses practical aspects of refugee return.

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