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Author: Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network

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Rethinking Palestine is a podcast from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a transnational think tank that aims to foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination. We draw upon the vast knowledge and experience of the Palestinian people, whether in Palestine or in exile, to put forward strong and diverse Palestinian policy voices. In this podcast, we will be bringing these voices to you so that you can listen to Palestinians sharing their analysis wherever you are in the world.
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Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Al-Shabaka's US policy fellow, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the escalating legal attacks on the right to boycott in the US led by the Israeli regime's defenders. He highlights the multifaceted nature of this assault on social and political expression in the country.Support the show
In this episode of Rethinking Palestine, host Yara Hawari highlights the best bits of all our episodes in 2022 to give you a round-up of how Palestinian analysts and experts reflected on the most important events in Palestine this year.Support the show
Abdullah Al-Arian joins host Yara Hawari for a timely discussion about football in Palestine and the wider Arab region, exploring the sport's historical and current roles in anti-colonial movements and grassroots organizing.Support the show
Hussein Sameh joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the historical and contemporary relationships between Palestine and Latin America. They also touch on the latest wave of left-wing leadership in the region and its implications for the Palestinian liberation struggle.Support the show
Milena, the international advocacy coordinator for Addameer, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the ways in which Palestinian prisoners and administrative detainees are fighting for their freedom. She also explores the challenges facing her organization's work in light of the escalating Israeli criminalization of Palestinian civil society.Support the show
Mariam Barghouti and Ibrahim Fraihat join host Yara Hawari to discuss how the latest Israeli attacks and assassinations in Jenin, Gaza and Nablus are part of a wider Israeli strategy to crush Palestinian armed resistance. Support the show
Inès Abdel Razek joins host Yara Hawari to discuss how the Israeli regime uses eco-normalization projects and greenwashing tactics to cover up its theft of Palestinian natural resources and lands as part of its settler-colonial project across Palestine.Support the show
Jalal Abukhater joins host Yara Hawari to discuss how Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem are pushing back against Israel's de-Palestinization of the city.Support the show
Critical connections and interdependence are key for any liberation movement. Aline Batarseh of Visualizing Palestine and Tamara Ben-Halim of Makan join host Yara Hawari to explore how the work of their organizations intersects with that of Al-Shabaka, and how we can collectively build stronger communities in the struggle for justice, freedom, and equality.Support the show
Fadi Quran joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the main outcomes of the recent Palestinian local elections and the historical role of municipalities in Palestine. They also discuss the value of elections under military occupation and settler colonialism.Support the show
Yara Asi joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the Palestinian health and education sectors within the context of the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Support the show
Saleh Hijazi, Al-Shabaka analyst and Deputy Regional Director - MENA at Amnesty International, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the organization's new report on Israeli apartheid, the settler-colonialism framework, and the Palestinian right to self-determination.Support the show
Riya Al-Sanah joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the latest escalation by the Israeli regime against Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Naqab, and to situate it within the context of ongoing settler-colonial ethnic cleansing across colonized Palestine.Support the show
In this episode of Rethinking Palestine, host Yara Hawari highlights the best bits of all our episodes in 2021 to give you a round-up of how Palestinian analysts and experts reflected on the most important events in Palestine this year. Support the show
Mona Shtaya joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the highly invasive mass surveillance of Palestinians by the Israeli regime in light of recent hacking and spying reports. They explore the impact of such tactics on the work of activists and human rights defenders as well as the consequences on Palestinians' daily lives.Support the show
Halah Ahmad joins Yara Hawari to discuss how tourism, specifically religious tourism, has been a key pillar of the Israeli settler-colonial project, legitimizing and expanding the theft of Palestinian land, since the first Zionists settled in Palestine.Support the show
Randa Wahbe joins host Yara Hawari to discuss Palestinian political prisoners in the wake of the Gilboa prison break, and explain how Israel’s military prison system serves as a key pillar of the regime’s settler-colonial project.Support the show
Nadya Tannous joins host Yara Hawari to discuss US military aid to Israel and its vital role in sustaining the colonial project in Palestine as well as in shaping US’s imperial and capitalist interests in the Middle East.Support the show
Alaa Tartir joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the internationally-funded Palestinian security forces. Together, they assess the forces' authoritarian role in sustaining Israel's settler-colonial project and criminalizing Palestinian resistance, shedding light on the recent killing of critic and activist Nizar Banat.Support the show
Muna Dajani joins host Yara Hawari to discuss how the #SaveSheikhJarrah campaign in support of her family and others in the Jerusalem neighborhood has acted as a catalyst for the ongoing uprising across historic Palestine against decades of Israeli settler-colonialism.Support the show
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