Deprived of statehood in the most traumatic fashion, Palestinians have kept their right of return alive by building a dynamic and thriving national culture. Through literature, art, music, fashion and theatre, the Palestinian dream lives on.
Emad Moussa recounts the traumatic stories of his grandparents who were among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians forced out of their homes by Zionist militias during the Nakba in 1948, to form the state of Israel.
As tensions continue in Jerusalem, and Palestinians face ongoing attempts by Israel to ‘cleanse’ them from the land, it is clear that neither their own representatives nor surrounding Arab nations can be relied on for support, writes Emad Moussa.
Israel has constructed an entire security doctrine on the basis that Palestinians are terrorists for fighting against their land being stolen, but this purposely ignores that the root of the violence is the occupation, writes Emad Moussa.
The 1948 Deir Yassin massacre was a blueprint for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite Israel attempts to deny its history of crimes, we must commemorate it in order to remind the world of the ongoing plight of Palestinians, writes Emad Moussa.
Book Club: Renowned Palestinian academic Azmi Bishara's latest book Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of the question of justice in Palestine, analysed through a moral and legislative lens.
Palestinian women have been invaluable in the liberation struggle, but Israel’s continued occupation is reinforcing toxic masculinity amongst Palestinians which is having a detrimental impact on their political participation, writes Emad Moussa.