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Palestinian Refugees

Here Are the Stories of 418 Palestinian Villages Depopulated in 1948

David Moshman | Posted 02.24.2016 | Books
David Moshman

Noga Kadman is a licensed Israeli tour guide. She is also the author of a book, based on her masters thesis, that tells us about each and every one of the 418 Palestinian villages depopulated in 1948 in order to make Israel a Jewish country.

Palestinian Refugees Protest Against UNRWA

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Chaker Khazaal

The ongoing civil war in Syria and the ensuing flood of migrants into Europe and other countries have been at the top of the media's "talk about it" l...

Europe is the Last Stop in a Long and Cruel Journey

Raquel Martí | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Raquel Martí

"What will we Palestinians do? Even if we survive, we can't go back to our land. You know our history. And we no longer have a home to return to here either. It's better to go to a different country," Laila said.

Here, Only Butterflies and Birds are Free

Maria Sebas | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Maria Sebas

When I think back on my first visit to historical Palestine I'm astounded by how little I actually learned about the plight of the Palestinians. It was not until I ventured to the other side of the apartheid wall that I began to understand how heavy-handed and violent the occupation really is.

For A Jewish Austrian Folk Singer, Helping Refugees Is Personal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion

When the Hungarian government cracked down on refugees in late August, herding them into holding camps and barring their passage to Germany, Hans Breu...

Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, honors the resilience, courage and determination of more than 50 million refugees forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution and violence.

Palestinian Refugees: Employment Is the Solution

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Palestinian refugees need employment more than handouts. Calling for support, not only through donations, but through livelihood, is crucial. Only a sustainable aid model will empower those with no rights.

The Palestine 194 Plan for Legitimacy and Justice

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Completing the Palestinian quest for international justice and legitimacy means convincing the world of their historical narrative. But playing the exclusive role of victim still does not absolve Palestinians from their own responsibilities.

The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life.

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

Nowhere to Flee for Palestinians From Syria

Adam Coogle | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Adam Coogle

The plight of Palestinians living in Syria -- at least 520,000 at the beginning of the conflict -- should not be ignored. Countries neighboring Syria, including Jordan and Lebanon, should drop entry restrictions on Palestinians, and all governments should suspend deportations of Palestinians to Syria for now.

Gaza and Palestinian Leadership: The More It Changes, the More it Gets Worse

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Back in June, 1967, the second day of the Six Day War, I became the first foreign correspondent to enter Gaza City when Israeli troops took that forsaken piece of real estate from Egyptian control.

Sophia Jones

Civilians Fleeing Gaza City Neighborhood After Israeli Strike Say They Have Nowhere To Go | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

GAZA CITY -- Just after sunrise on Sunday, Zeinab, a young Palestinian mother, ran out of her house in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood with her hus...

The Nightmare of Gaza Continues

James Zogby | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Palestinians want to live normal lives. They want to be able to provide for their children and see their children's children grow and prosper. It is not, as the Israelis would say, that the Palestinians have chosen death. Rather, it is that the Israelis have never allowed them the chance to choose life.

Netanyahu's Games

James Zogby | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never tires of inventing new hoops through which he insists Palestinians jump. As he acknowledged a few weeks back, it's all part of a cynical game that he plays in an effort to kill the chances for peace.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Refugees In Syrian Camp Dying From Lack Of Food, U.N. Warns | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee ...

Gaza Is a Victim Once Again

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

It's more than a month now that most Gazans have had no or little electricity to pump clean drinking water into their homes, do the family laundry, heat their homes as the cold of winter sets in. What's sad about this fact is it is not the first time.

Sophia Jones

Palestinians Uprooted Anew By Syria War | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Sixty-five years ago, when she was a child, Salwa and her family left their seaside Palestinian home in Jaffa and embarked on a jou...

Negotiating Under the Shadow of the Palestinian Refugees

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The right of return will continue to be a major obstacle in peace negotiations unless Israel and the Palestinian leadership accept the changing realities which in fact lend themselves to find a solution.

Gaza Again Falls Victim to Egypt's Turmoil

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

The shock of our 22 staff in Gaza is hard to express. Their family members are stuck in Cairo as they transit from other countries to re-enter Gaza. Students on summer break were trying to get home to see their families after a year of studies.

Mitigating Conflict Perception

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There are many impediments to finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While changing perceptions may not by itself solve every discordant issue -- Jerusalem, refugees, national security, etc. -- it will dramatically contribute to finding solutions.

Israel's Cynical Definition of 'Refugee'

Hanan Ashrawi | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Hanan Ashrawi

The intention of Israel's campaign is not to protect the rights of Jews, nor to deliberately "dezionize" Israel, but rather to undermine the rights of the Palestinian refugees.

Right-Wingers in Israel and U.S. Struggle Against Concept of Palestinian Refugee

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Refugee status does not end with the generation that fled or was expelled just as suffering the loss of one's homeland does not end after the original refugees die. The loss is forever.

Turning to the Past for Future Peace

Randa Farah | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Randa Farah

Palestinian right of return is not only just but viable, even though at this historical juncture it seems far-fetched. Only the recognition and fulfillment of this right -- all the more important as the 64th anniversary of the Nakba approaches -- will lead to justice and secure a lasting peace.

The Palestinian Refugees: Is the UN a Solution or a Part of the Problem?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Come September, the UN General Assembly will consider the Palestinian Authority's request to be admitted as a member. Historically, the UN has played a major role in the Palestinian refugees' problem; it could now bring to its resolution.