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By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 26,2014
In 1977, the UN General Assembly declared November 29 the international day for solidarity with Palestine. Last year, the UN secretary general added to this, declaring 2014 the international year for solidarity with Palestine. As we approach one day and almost the end of the ye
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 19,2014
It is not clear whether Israeli prime minister’s portrayal of the latest violence as the battle of Jerusalem was a description of what was happening or an electoral wish.
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 12,2014
In the spring of 1994 I had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The chairman of the Plestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was still in Tunis at the time and the interview was arranged for me by three local West Bank leaders I kn
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 05,2014
For a few days last week Gaza Strip turned into a large prison. Ever since October 24, the Rafah crossing point has been closed by the Egyptians following the huge attack on the army in north Sinai. Israel has also closed all its crossings with Gaza on November 2, allegedly fol
By Daoud Kuttab - Oct 29,2014
For years, governing powers in the Middle East have worked hard at decimating the leadership structure of any opposing group.
By Daoud Kuttab - Oct 22,2014
“My homeland is not a suitcase and I am not a traveller,” wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. But for many Palestinians living in the besieged homeland, the right to movement guaranteed in the University Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13) is just ink on pap
By Daoud Kuttab - Oct 15,2014
After the collapse of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, in April, the July war on Gaza, the August drowning of hundreds trying to emigrate to Europe and the September war of words between their two major factions, Palestinians welcomed this week a series of unexpectedly good n
By Daoud Kuttab - Oct 01,2014
When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012, while on a human rights mission, I was impressed by her cheerful demeanour but taken aback by the sense of hopelessness she felt. Barbar was publishing media reports, running her own media training centre and was active in th
By Daoud Kuttab - Sep 24,2014
When US Tomahawk missiles and fighter jets began their bombardment of Syria, it felt strange.
By Daoud Kuttab - Sep 17,2014
The 700-seat Ramallah Cultural Palace, on whose premises is the grave of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, was overcrowded on September 9.

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