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Nakba & Refugees • Settlements • Palestinian Citizens of Israel 

 U.S. Role • West Bank • Gaza • Jerusalem

 

Nakba & Refugees

RASHID KHALIDI

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, former advisor to Palestinian negotiators, and author of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood.

NOURA ERAKAT

Human rights attorney and writer, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

GEORGE BISHARAT

Professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

DIANA BUTTU

Former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiators and a current Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

NADIA HIJAB

Director of Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

ILAN PAPPE

Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies and Co-Director for the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. Author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

 

Settlements

RAJA SHEHADEH

Ramallah based writer, lawyer, and co-founder of Human Rights organization Al-Haq. Author of critically acclaimed Palestinian Walks.

HISHAM SHARABATI

Hebron-based volunteer with Youth Against Settlements and B’tselem

YOUSEF MUNAYYER

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, and regular contributor to the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog

NOURA ERAKAT

Human rights attorney and writer, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

 

 

Palestinian Citizens of Israel

DIANA BUTTU

Former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiators and a current Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

HASSAN JABAREEN

Founder and General Director of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.

NADIM ROUHANA

Professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and director of the Haifa-based Mada al-Carmel.

NIMER SULTANY

Palestinian citizen of Israel and doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School.

YOUSEF MUNAYYER

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, and regular contributor to the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog

 

U.S. Role

JOSH RUEBNER

National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, former analyst in Middle East Affairs at the Congressional Research Service, and author of the forthcoming book tentatively entitled Shattered Hopes: Obama and the Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso Books, 2013).

JOHN MEARSHEIMER

The R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, co-author with Stephen M. Walt of New York Times best-seller The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

RASHID KHALIDI

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, former advisor to Palestinian negotiators, and author of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood.

PHYLLIS BENNIS

Writer, analyst, and director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies

YOUSEF MUNAYYER

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, and regular contributor to the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog

MOUIN RABBANI

Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and a contributing editor with Middle East Report and Jadaliyya. Former Senior Middle East Analyst with the International Crisis Group

 

West Bank

DIANA BUTTU

Former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiators and a current Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

NOURA ERAKAT

Human rights attorney and writer, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

SAREE MAKDISI

Author of Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation and professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA.

JAMAL JUMA'

Founding member of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees, Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange and Palestinian Environmental NGO Network. Since 2002, Juma' has been the coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.

YOUSEF MUNAYYER

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, and regular contributor to the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog

YARA HAWARI

Palestine Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. 

 

Gaza

OMAR SHABAN

Palestinian analyst on the political economy of the Middle East. Director of PalThink for Strategic Studies, Palestine. 

LAILA EL-HADDAD

Palestinian freelance journalist, writer, blogger, and media activist from Gaza City now based in the United States. Author of Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything in Between.

NOURA ERAKAT

Human rights attorney and writer, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

OMAR GHRAIEB

Blogger and activist based in Gaza whose blog can be found at www.gazatimes.blogspot.com.

AHMED MOOR

Gaza-born Palestinian-American student of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

RAJI SOURANI

Founder and director of the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)

 

Jerusalem

GEORGE BISHARAT

Professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

NOURA ERAKAT

Human rights attorney and writer, adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University, and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

RASHID KHALIDI

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, former advisor to Palestinian negotiators, and author of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood.

SAREE MAKDISI

Author of Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation and professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA.

SALIM TAMARI

Director of the Institute for Jerusalem studies. A professor at Bir Zeit University and a visiting professor at Columbia University.

YOUSEF MUNAYYER

Executive Director of the Jerusalem Fund and the Palestine Center in Washington, DC, and regular contributor to the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog

 

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