Author Archives: Yousef M. Aljamal

About Yousef M. Aljamal

Yousef M. Aljamal works with the Center for Political Development Studies [CPDS] , a Gaza based non-profit organization facilitating Palestinians representing themselves "in the tongues of its own people" to convey their own message to the world and enhance Palestine's presence in world forums and international organizations.

Turtle Bay moves to Palestine

The Palestinian coastal enclave Gaza, which has been living under tight Israeli siege for six years now, is expected to host the first of its kind Model United Nations (MUN) conference, a simulation of the United Nations, in an attempt to enhance the participants’ awareness of the current conditions and situation prevailing around in today’s diplomatic world. The conference will take place in Gaza between 27th of September and 1st of October, 2012.

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‘Grass shattered the narrative’ — Refaat Alareer

Gunter Grass’s great transgression was to show that Israel is endangering world peace

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First, she will visit her parents’ graves

A Palestinian mother visits Jericho after being prevented by Israel from leaving Gaza for the past 12 years.

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My life without a title

A new day begins in Gaza, as the dead were peacefully buried.

Posted in Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation, Today in Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East | 8 Comments

Gaza youth hear about Israel lobby’s role from Abunimah via Skype

For the second week in a row, the Center for Political Development Studies holds a video link on the role of the Zionist lobby in US elections. Ali Abunimah, the founder of The Electronic Intifada, joined Gaza activists via Skype … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Media, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation, On the ground reports, Reports/Video, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 5 Comments

Gaza students discuss ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Students in Gaza discuss the Occupy movement with Amin Husain, a Palestinian activist living in New York City and one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street.

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Horror of Memories: Reflecting on the third anniversary of the war on Gaza

A writer in Gaza remembers the Israeli attack on Gaza that began three years ago today.

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Palestinian thinkers weigh in on the threats to attack Iran

The Centre for Political and Development Studies (CPDS) hosted Palestinian thinkers to discuss the threat of Israel attacking Iran.

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Huwaida Arraf: ‘They have lies to spin; we have truths to tell’

Yousef M. Aljamal of Gaza’s Center for Political Development Studies interviews with Huwaida Arraf, cofounder of the International Solidarity Movement: Aljamal: First, could you please give us a brief introduction about ISM? Arraf: The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a … Continue reading

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Of you, everything around reminds me

כל דבר מסביבי מזכיר לי אותך In Limbo, I loved to live and carry on. In love, I fell with him. He was everything to me, a brother, a friend, a man, a shaman. All efforts and time I have … Continue reading

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Cobban to young Gazan writers: The internet is your Tahrir Square

On Wednesday, June 15th The Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS) in Gaza invited Helena Cobban, a well-known veteran journalist and author, who owns and publishes Just World Books, to talk about her experience in writing, and to raise … Continue reading

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Call for submissions: Prisoners Day and Nakba commemoration writing contest

The following contest is being sponsored by the Centre for Political & Development Studies: Creative writing contest CPDS is honoured to announce a contest in Creative Writing in two fields 1- Prisoners’ Day occasion 2- Nakba Conditions & guidelines:

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Report from the ‘Mondo Awards’ in Gaza

On Monday, March 28th The Center for Political and Development Studies in Gaza organized a ceremony to honor the winners of “The Mondo Awards” for their creative writing in English. “The Center held this celebration as an initiative to pay … Continue reading

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During the time of the siege

During the time of the siege, Ahmed, a very young child in Gaza, left his home with his family because it was located very close to a big mosque that people had heard was going to be bombed. Later, while … Continue reading

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