In this episode of the Middle East Weekly podcast we discuss the events that occurred in Gaza this past weekend, where the Israeli Defense Forces killed 18 people and injured nearly 1000 in reaction to Palestinian demonstrations near the border fence which separates Gaza from Israel. The Palestinian protests began on the anniversary of Land Day and were to be the beginning of a six-week long campaign called the Great Return March, raising awareness about the Palestinians’ right to return to the homes they were displaced from in 1948. At the end of the podcast, we also provide some updates on the deal that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made, and then abruptly cancelled, regarding the status of African migrants in Israel.Read more
While members of the Palestinian diaspora occupy a precarious social position and are often subject to successive removals from new homes, refugees have nonetheless put down roots and sought to secure their new homes in a number of ways.
Dr. Nadya Hajj, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, shows how this is the case.
The Levant and Turkey Israel It appears unlikely that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face conviction for a growingRead more
In Spring 2016, JMEPP Guest Interviewer Federica du Pasquier of the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard interviewed Pierre Krahenbuhl,Commissioner GeneralRead more
After meeting five Syrian and Palestinian refugees trying to make their way from Milan to Sweden in the questRead more