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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.

Website: http://www.miftah.org/

Articles by MIFTAH :

Living And Sustaining An Occupation – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet “Bethlehem? Bethlehem?” an older man approached us, asking if we were looking for a “servees” that is

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Journey Into Oblivion: Silwan And The City Of David – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet Jerusalem lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Having occupied east Jerusalem in the 1967 war,

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Independence Is Our Only Salvation – OpEd

By Joharah Baker The Movenpick Hotel in Ramallah suddenly has empty rooms and available conference space. Up until yesterday afternoon,

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”Ahlan Wa Sahlan”: You Are Welcome In Palestine – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet As a foreigner in Palestine who’s taking Arabic lessons, I try to use the tiny bits and

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”Security Buffer Zone” – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet Saturday morning, July 22, I got off to an early start with two of my friends and

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Opinion 

Ramadan Begins As Rikhawi Hits 100 Days Without Food – OpEd

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The Muslim month of Ramadan began on July 20 with an estimated 100,000 worshippers flocking to the Aqsa Mosque in

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Palestine: Beyond The Occupation – OpEd

By Melkam Lidet When you say you are going to a country in the Middle East, especially after the Arab

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”The Arabs” – OpEd

By Bailey Fisher Yesterday, I attended a checkpoint tour through the West Bank, organized by an Israeli nonprofit organization. Traveling

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The Human Side Of Demolition: A Tour Of Susiya – OpEd

By Bailey Fisher Located in the southern tip of the West Bank, the South Hebron Hills are home to tens

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The Ramallah Fiasco Should Never Happen Again – OpEd

By Joharah Baker The scenes from Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday were ones Palestinians hoped they would never have to

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