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  • n. Plural form of Palestinian.


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  • The American State Department has reinstated seven Fulbright grants offered to Palestinians in Gaza for advanced study in the United States, reversing a decision to withdraw the scholarships because of Israel€'s ban on Palestinians'€™ leaving Gaza for study abroad.

    Dove's Eye View:

  • Protesters marched to mark the nakba, or 'catastrophe,' the term Palestinians use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war after Israel's founding on May 15, 1948.

    Unrest at Israeli Borders

  • The rally in Cairo followed calls on Facebook for Arabs to march on Israel on Sunday in support of the Palestinians, who were holding annual ceremonies marking the "nakba," or "catastrophe" - the term Palestinians use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's 1948 founding.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Efforts are under way in parliament, for instance, to punish groups that mourn the "Nakba," or catastrophe, the term Palestinians use to describe the suffering caused by Israel's founding.

    The Guardian World News

  • I have stated on numerous occasions that the biggest obstacle to an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is the demand by the latter that inhabitants of refugee camps be resettled in Israel, which is tantamount to requiring that the Government of Israel go out of business.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements

  • Settlements, always a sore point, take on greater importance when American diplomats believe a diplomatic breakthrough with the Palestinians is achievable.

    Matthew Yglesias » Israel’s Irrealism on Settlements

  • The plight of the Palestinians is a sad one, yet it is also of their own making.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why They Fight

  • You imply, incorrectly, that sympathy for the Palestinians is automatically hostility toward Israelis.

    On Gaza: Huffington Post Takes Cues From Fox News « Blog

  • The U.S. (and the Quartet) should broaden Blair's mandate to include political issues or put in its own very high level negotiator (not just the Secretary of State episodically), and demonstrate that getting peace for Israel and a state for the Palestinians is an urgent priority, in our self-interest.

    Fatah and Hamas

  • I don't know what they called the Palestinians, but I am sure there was some equivalent of the term "rag head" or "hajji."

    Stan Goff: Who and Whose (Open Letter to Troops)


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