When the People Rose: How the Intifada Changed the Political Discourse Around Palestine

When the People Rose: How the Intifada Changed the Political Discourse Around Palestine

December 8 came and went as if it was an ordinary day. For Palestinian political groups, it was another anniversary to be commemorated, however hastily. It was on this day, thirty-three years ago, that the First Palestinian Intifada (uprising) broke out, and there was nothing ordinary about this historic event. Today, the uprising is merely…

The Hopelessness Discourse: How Palestinian Pessimism Could Spark a Much-Needed Rebellion

The Hopelessness Discourse: How Palestinian Pessimism Could Spark a Much-Needed Rebellion

In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in the tragic Palestinian saga, it would not happen now, but that it would take a whole new generation to bring about such a paradigm shift. As innocuous as the declaration may have seemed, it troubled…