ISSN 2330-717X
Established in Jerusalem in December 1998, with Hanan Ashrawi as its Secretary-General, MIFTAH seeks to promote the principles of democracy and good governance within various components of Palestinian society; it further seeks to engage local and international public opinion and official circles on the Palestinian cause. To that end, MIFTAH adopts the mechanisms of an active and in-depth dialogue, the free flow of information and ideas, as well as local and international networking.


Articles by MIFTAH :

Unrecognized In Palestine – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet Having lived in Palestine for a few months now, I was starting to feel like I was

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Why Are We Here? – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet As Palestinian farmers are busy harvesting their olives, extremist Israeli setters seem to have been busy cutting

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Palestine: Taybeh’s Beer Festival – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet This Saturday, Taybeh – a Palestinian village in the West Bank, 35km from Jerusalem and 12 km

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”The Life Of A Palestinian” – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet I usually do not write personal stories but this one is a story that captures the impact

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The Dangers Of Political Arrogance – OpEd

By Joharah Baker Every society has them and most likely, there are many who want to shut them up –

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A Day In The Life: ‘The King of Sous” – OpEd


By Melkam Lidet One of the first things I noticed on my very first day in Ramallah was old and

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”Making Your Presence Felt” – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet We all sat back in our seats, listening to the young man in front of us speaking

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No Wall Against Identity Warfare – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet The past week was characterized by a break out of settler violence in many part of the

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The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet Last Saturday, my friends and I went to Jayouss, an agricultural village in the north western part

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet ‘Out of sight out of mind’ is a common saying in different languages– the further away one

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