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A New Director of The Arab Thought Forum

2015-11-10
I’m pleased to inform you that Ms. Naila Jwealis is the new General Director of the Arab Thought Forum. ...
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NOW REGISTERD..

2014-04-01
The Civil Coalition for Defending Citizens Rights in Jerusalem, which was hosted by the Arab Thought Forum since 2010, is now ...
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The three years Strategic plan 2014-2016 for the Arab Thought Forum has been completed.

2014-03-11
The three years Strategic plan 2014-2016 for the Arab Thought Forum has been completed. The SP was concluded with the involved and participation of the members of BOT and the Board of Directors and the staff in addition to ATF friends and partners. ...
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Training sessions for youth groups networks

2014-03-11
Approximately 130 students aged 15-17 years from various villages in Ramallah district completed a series of training workshops concluded during February - March 2014 under the title of " Youth networks of local youth to influence in the local councils ." ...
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Insurance against natural disasters

2014-03-10
The snowstorm that hit the region in mid- December 2013 and its significant losses , especially in the agricultural and the industrial sectors was the subject for a discussion organized by the Arab Thought Forum on March 6, 2014 under the title " Insurance against natural disasters. Participants includes, the governor of Hebron , and representatives of the municipality , civil defense and police , and the ministries of agriculture , commerce and the national economy , public works , and a number of business and representatives of insurance companies . ...
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ATF meet with group of academics from Harvard

2013-07-11
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The proposed Israeli Economic Peace

2013-07-09
A roundtable discussion held on 29 June 2013 on the proposed Israeli Economic Peace, the meeting held at the MAS, Ramallah, ...
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Local Integrity System (LIS) of Local Government

2013-05-08
Enhancing the integrity, transparency and accountability of Local Government was the focus of workshop held in Berlin on 21-23 April 2013. The workshop was organized by the Transparency International Secretariat (TI), under its current programme “Public Sector Integrity”, with the purpose ...
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Art gallery for students Jerusalem

2012-12-03

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Jerusalem .. Identity

2012-12-03
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An art exhibition (Lifta memories)

2012-12-03
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Possibilities of reducing the deficit in the balance of Palestinian external trade

2012-11-24
The accumulated deficit in the balance of payments was the subject of a dialogue to diagnose its features and its impact on the economic situation in general and the community in particular, and how they can be addressed....
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Local elections: Do support the resumption of the democratic process?

2012-11-20
The future impacts of holding the Palestinian local elections raised a number of observations and questions, including: transparency of local election, ...
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Opening debate on the Paris Economic Agreement

2012-09-18
Possibilities of opening debate on the Paris economic agreement on light the local economic crisis, , were the focus of roundtable discussion, after reading a paper prepared by Mr. Abu Alaa “Ahmed Qurei” as his contribution to the ...
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Prospects of the Egyptian Presidential Election

2012-07-29
Prospects of the Egyptian Presidential Election on Palestine have been discussed by number of interested Palestinian politicians and academic including, PLC members and civil society activists. The aim was to analyze and discuss the results of the Egyptian presidential election ...
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Students Dropout in East Jerusalem

2012-07-19
Over 500 students from Jerusalem schools were participated on a survey as part of a Need assessment study on the dropout situation in East Jerusalem, the final version was produced based on the Working Group feedback, as well as recommendations from ATF and CRS. ...
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The Director of ATF participated in a fine Art auction in Ramallah

2012-07-19
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Executive Summary of Carter Center Preliminary Statement on Egypt's Presidential Election

2012-06-05
The Carter Center election witnessing mission was accredited in Egypt by the Presidential Election Commission (PEC) on May 3, 2012. Accreditation badges, necessary for witnesses to observe the process, were only provided on May 16, less than seven days before the election. The Carter Center mission, which is led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, ...
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The Director of the Arab Thought Forum, Mr. Abdel Rahman Abu Arafeh participated in The Carter Center election witnessing mission

2012-06-04
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The Arab Spring: between a frozen winter, blistering summer and withering fall

2012-02-06
A meeting around the Arab Spring and its role and impact on Palestinian affairs was held, led by Mr. Abdul Rahman Abu Arafeh, and included participants from a wide array of political backgrounds as well as journalists and researchers. The meeting followed ...
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Arab Thought Forum meets withPrime Minister to Find Solutions to Financial Crisis

2012-02-02
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The Arab Thought Forum Discusses Study on Social Movements

2012-01-11
The Arab Thought Forum held a panel discussion to discuss a draft study on social movements In 11 January 2012, A number of important issues were raised including the need to reformulate the terms of relationships between social movements, grass-root economic activity, civil society and civil institutions, as well as NGO’s, ...
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Starting the preparations for a new electoral Code of Conduct in Palestine

2011-06-04
The Steering Committee for the Dialogue and Consensus-Building Initiative carried out by the Arab Thought Forum and the Carter Center, held a meeting on 2011-05-28. The committee was composed of the Palestinian political parties in addition to the Central Election Commission, ...
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Annual Report 2010

2011-01-31
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Islamic religious leaders deplore acts and declarations aimed at Christians in Iraq

2010-12-13
During a meeting convened by the Arab Thought Forum on December 8, 2010, Islamic religious and national intellectual figures denounced on statement, the criminal nature of the bloody attacks targeting Christian citizens living in Iraq....
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New Strategic Plan for the Arab Thought Forum

2010-12-13
The last incomprehensive strategic plan was developed internally by ATF including a small group covering the period 2010-2012. For the purpose of comprehensiveness and necessity of external input into the process, ...
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Activating the constitutional terms of reference for reconciliation and national unity

2010-09-28
A public debate conducted by the ATF on August 7, 2010 under the title: “Activating the constitutional terms of reference as a base for reconciliation and national unity”, ...
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Meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad

2010-09-28
● A delegation from the ATF has met with the Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad on July 21, 2010. ...
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Supporting Palestinian consensus building, electoral reform and democratic governance

2010-09-28
● The ATF and the Carter Center has concluded the agreement on new initiative aiming at supporting Palestinian ...
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Increasing the community participation on the work of local Government.

2010-09-28
● The ATF has been chosen to lead the discussion aiming at increasing the community participation on the work of local Government. ...
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Meetings with the Central Election Commission

2010-09-28
● The ATF among other seven organizations participated on a meeting called by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on July 15, 2010. ...
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Policy Committee on Jerusalem

2010-09-28
● The ATF as member of Policy Committee on Jerusalem, ...
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The Palestinian Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN

2010-09-28
● After the last general assembly meeting of the Palestinian Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN, ...
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The Historical Reconciliation Project

2010-09-28
● The Palestinian Steering Committee of the Historical Reconciliation has met on August 24, 2010 to follow up the project status. ...
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The ATF was among the participants of a meeting organized by the UNDP on August 19, 2010

2010-09-28
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After receiving the contribution from the Norway Representation, the Civil Coalition of Defend ding

2010-09-28
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The issue of the PLC members from Jerusalem including the former minister of Jerusalem Affairs,

2010-09-28
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The ATF participated in the gathering organized by the Jerusalem Christian Patriarchs conducted on September 2, 2010.

2010-09-28
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Encouraging citizens’ awareness and understanding of democratic and transparent participation in the local elections

2010-05-22
The Arab Thought Forum lunch new initiative to support the local election to be held on the West bank on July 2010. ...
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Electoral Reform Project "Reconciliation and Elections: achievements, failures and scenarios"

2010-05-08
The final workshop of Electoral Reform Project was held on April 25, 2010 at the Best Eastern Hotel in Ramallah by The Arab Thought Forum and the Carter Center under the title "Reconciliation and Elections: achievements, failures and scenarios" in order to shed ...
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Final workshop for the Electoral Reform Initiative.

2010-04-08
The Arab Thought Forum in cooperation with the Carter Center will organize the final workshop on April 27, 2010 in the Red Crescent Hall in Al-Bireh....
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The Principle of Separation of Powers in the Palestinian Political System

2010-04-05
The Arab Thought Forum in cooperation with Rule of Law Project NETHAM will organize conference under the title: The Principle of Separation of Powers in the Palestinian Political System, the conference will be conducted on April 15-16, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jericho. ...
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Jerusalem International Conference “Role of Culture in Developing Jerusalem Identity”

2009-10-28
The Arab Thought Forum organized the Jerusalem International Conference in the period between 19-21 October 2009, under the title “Role of Culture in Developing Jerusalem Identity”. ...
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The National Solidarity Committee with Archbishop Kaputchi calls for the Pope interference on the return of Jerusalem archbishop

2009-05-11
The National Solidarity Committee with Archbishop Kaputchi and the Palestinian Deportees direct a calls for the Pope Benedict XVI ...
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The Opening of the Computer Literacy for Blind University Students in Ramallah

2009-04-06
In cooperation with Al Quds Open University and the Non-governmental Development Center (NDC), The Arab Thought Forum opened the Computer Literacy center for blind students in Ramallah on April 6, 2009. ...
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Capacity building of the Yemeni Team of Combating corruption

2009-04-02
A workshop has been conducted in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on 26th & 27th March 2009, ...
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A Syrian delegation from the Occupied Arab Golan Heights made solidarity visit to Jerusalem

2009-01-20
Syrian delegation from the Occupied Arab Golan Heights made solidarity visit to Jerusalem on January 15,2009, The delegation express to the Palestinian ...
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Palestinian delegation visit the Turkish Genral Consulate in Jerusalem

2009-01-20
On January 19, 2009, A Palestinian delegation visit the Turkish General Consulate and met with the Turkish consul. ...
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Participation on the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

2008-11-11
Dr. Abbas Abdul Haq Chairman of the bard represented the Arab Thought Forum at the 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), ...
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Meeting in Jerusalem for solidarity with Bishop Ilarion Kabouji

2008-10-29
The National Committee for solidarity with Bishop Ilarion Kabouji held its first meeting in Jerusalem with the participation of group of Palestinian figures. ...
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Implication of the International Financial Crisis on the Palestinian Economy

2008-10-27
On October21,2008.The ATF organizes a public debate on the effects of the international financial crisis on the Palestinian economy. ...
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The Limits of the Informal Justice or the tribal law

2008-09-20
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Palestinian delegation represents “al-Quds 2009” visited Bahrain

2008-08-31
A Palestinian delegation represents “Jerusalem Arab Cultural Capital 2009” visited Bahrain between 26-28 August, 2008 ...
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The International Criminal Court

2008-07-28
The International Criminal Court was the subject of the debate held on July 28,2008 and organized by the Arab Thought Forum. ...
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Participation on the 4th Petra Conference of Nobel Laureates June 17-19, 2008

2008-06-24
The 4th Petra Conference of Nobel Laureates concluded on June 19 of the two-day conference held in the ancient city of Petra by highlighting the need to support scientific research projects in the region and promote the role of youth in addressing challenges facing the region ...
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Implication of the article 212/5 of the Israeli planning Law on residents of Jerusalem

2008-05-13
The Arab Thought Forum held a public meeting in Silwan to highlights the implications of Article (212/5) of the Israeli zoning and planning law ...
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Implication of the article 212/5 of the Israeli planning Law on residents of Jerusalem

2008-05-12
The Arab Thought Forum held a public meeting in Silwan to highlight the implications of Article (212/5) of the Israeli zoning and planning law. Speaking at the meeting was Khalil Tufakji, Abdel-Rahman Abu Arafeh Director of the Arab Thought Forum, lawyer Mohammed Alayan, Attorney Hamid Qaraen, and Suleiman Abbasi Chairman of the Committee for the Defense of Land in Silwan. Noor Dkeidik of the Arab Thought Forum moderated the meeting. ...
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A press conference was held in Jerusalem on the need to raise the local and international profile of Palestinian prisoners

2008-04-26
Prominent Jerusalem institutions and personalities stressed the need to raise the local and international profile of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, especially those coming from Jerusalem ...
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Discussion of strategic plans for the Arab Capital of Culture 2009 with various representative groups.

2008-04-22
On Thursday April 17th, a meeting was held at the Arab Thought Forum to discuss projects for the festival of Jerusalem as Capital of Arab Culture 2009. ...
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Consultative meeting organized by the Palestinian National Committee for Culture, Education and Science

2008-04-22
On the 20th of April 2008, a Consultative meeting was organized by the Palestinian National Committee for Culture, Education and Science (PNCES) to discuss their role in the celebrations of Jerusalem as capital of Arab Culture 2009. ...
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Former President Carter meets with the Arab Thought Forum and the Central Election Commission

2008-04-16
During his visit to Palestine, Former President Jimmy Carter met on April 15th, 2008 with Dr. Hanna Nasir, the Chairman of Central Election Commission and Mr. Abdel Rahman Abu Arafeh the Director of the Arab Thought Forum. ...
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Israeli Police Ban Palestinian Event

2008-03-26
On Tuesday March 25th, Palestinian organizers planned to announce the winner of a contest to design a logo for the cultural campaign at the Palestinian national theater in east Jerusalem. But when they arrived, the doors were locked and police stood outside. ...
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Training courses on addressing public complaints

2008-01-05
The Coalition for integrity and accountability - AMAN held five training sessions divided between the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 27th and the 31st of December 2007 ...
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ATF implements Training courses on addressing public complaints

2008-01-05
The Coalition for integrity and accountability - AMAN held five training sessions divided between the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 27th and 31st of December 2007. The sessions were implemented by the Arab Thought Forum, and established a project for preparing a model complaint system for the public sector in direct cooperation with complaints department at the Ministerial council ...
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Good governance certificate awarded to the Arab Thought Forum

2007-12-31
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Logo contest of the festival of Jerusalem as Arab cultural capital for 2009

2007-11-30
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The Arab Thought Forum participated in the Japan-Arab Conference

2007-11-19
"A New Dawn: Arabs Looking East" held in Alexandria, Egypt on 20th and 21st November 2007 ...
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New Agreement signed

2007-11-12
An agreement was signed on November 1st, 2007 between the Arab Thought Forum and Markaz Tatweer at the Welfare Association ...
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The Arab Thought Forum and al-Quds Open University sign an Agreement for the Establishment of a Computer Lab for the Blind in Ramallah

2007-10-06
A Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between al-Quds Open University and the Arab Thought Forum was signed at al-Quds Open University ...
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Jerusalem – the Capital of Arab Culture – 2009

2007-09-22
In a meeting held at the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah and was headed by President Abbas the National Committee to Prepare for Celebrating Jerusalem – the Capital of Arab Culture – 2009 was announced ...
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ATF participated in observing Morocco’s 2007 elections

2007-09-11
The ATF participated in the international delegation to monitor the election in Morocco on September 7th, 2007. The delegation was organized by the National Democratic Institution (NDI) ...
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alQuds – the Capital of Arab Culture – 2009

2007-08-12
At a meeting chaired by President Abbas at the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, the National Committee to Prepare for Celebrating Jerusalem – the Capital of Arab Culture 2009 – was announced....
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The National Committee to prepare for the festival of Jerusalem as Arab Capital of Culture 2009 has been formed

2007-08-11
In a follow up to the presidential decree, the National Committee to prepare for the festival of Jerusalem as Capital of Arab Culture 2009 was established. ...
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New issue of ATF annual report "Democratic Formation in Palestine" released

2007-08-08
The new issue, number 9 of the "Democratic Formation in Palestine" has been issued recently; the new issue contains analysis of the status of democracy in Palestine, seeking to underline elements of the process of democratic formation ...
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A presidential decree has been issued forming the National Committee to prepare for the festive of Jerusalem as Arab cultural capital for 2009

2007-08-07
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New service for students and researchers

2007-07-31
The increasing number of visitors to the ATF Resources Centre has led to the creation of an electronic research unit....
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Working group meeting of the irregular income law committee

2007-07-31
The working group of the irregular income law held its first meeting on July 30th, 2007. ...
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The Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Forum held its 28th Annual meeting

2007-07-23
The Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Forum held its 28th annual meeting on July 21st, 2007 ...
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Democratic Formation in Palestine (9)

2007-07-12
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New issue of ATF periodical "Shu'un Tanmawyyeh"

2007-07-12
The new issue number 33 of "Shu'un Tanmawyyeh" has been published recently...
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Round Table Meeting: To discuss performance of the Financial and Administrative Control Bureau

2007-07-12
The Arab Thought Forum organized a specific round table meeting on the July 10th, 2007 to discuss both the performance of the Financial and Administrative Control Bureau (FACB) and the planned Authority to Compact Illegal Income(ACII). ...
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Historical Research Project

2007-07-04
The historical research project concludes another mile stone with a meeting in Salzburg...
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Palestinian conflict within the cultural and ethical standards

2007-06-29
The Palestinian conflict within the civilized and ethical norms was a subject of discussion on a round table meeting organized by the Arab Thought Forum ...
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40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation

2007-06-07
On the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of 1967, civil society organizations organized several events to remember this sad occasion ...
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Supporting Jerusalem's institutions

2007-05-22
Supporting Jerusalem's institutions was the topic of a round table meeting organized between the Arab Thought Forum, the Development Studies Center (Beir Zeit University) and The Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem ...
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Arab peace initiative in the balance

2007-05-08
The Arab Peace Initiative has been the subject of discussion by a group of Palestinian activists in a public debate organized by the Arab Thought Forum on May 8th, 2007. Mr. Hani al-Hassan, member of Fateh central committee and Qais Abdel kareem member of the DFLP political bureau attended...
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ATF Board of Trustees discussed the the 9th Democratic Formation Report

2007-05-07
Members of the Arab Thought Forums Board of Trustees held a special session on May 7th, 2007 to discuss the contents of the ninth annual report on Democratic Formation in Palestine ...
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The Arab Thought Forum submitted its report concerning Jerusalem

2007-05-05
The Arab Thought Forum submitted its report concerning Jerusalem 2009 Arab capital of culture to President Mahmoud Abbas ...
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Jerusalem Arab Cultural Capital 2009

2007-04-12
On the preparation for the "Jerusalem Arab Cultural Capital 2009", the Arab Thought forum organized the second public meeting on April 12th, 2007 in Ramallah ...
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ATF organized an internal reception to honour its former Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Jeries Al khouri

2007-03-23
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Meeting of the Historical Research project working groups

2007-03-18
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The Follow-up Committee of the 2009 Jerusalem Arab Cultural Capital discussed arrangements with Mr. Rafiq Hussini

2007-03-12
The Follow-up Committee of the 2009 Jerusalem Arab Cultural Capital discussed arrangements with Mr. Rafiq Hussini, the Head of the Palestinian President‘s Office...
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Leaders of several Palestinian parties participated in a round table meeting

2007-03-10
Leaders of several Palestinian parties participated in a round table meeting organized by the Arab Thought Forum on March 8th, 2006...
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Meeting at the Presidential headquarters

2007-03-07
The Civic Coalition for Defending Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem met on March 7th, 2006 at the Presidential headquarters with Mr. Rafiq Hussini, the head of the Palestinian President‘s Office...
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Mr. Ahmad Rwaidy assumes new responsibilities at the President's office

2007-03-01
Mr. Ahmad Rwaidy, the Program Officer at the Arab Thought Forum, will assume new responsibility at the President office as head of the newly established unit specialized in Jerusalem Affairs...
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Coordination meeting in Nazareth

2007-02-22
A meeting was conducted between representatives of several Palestinian civil organizations from both sides of the green line ...
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The Deteriorating relationship between Fateh and Hamas

2007-01-30
The continually deteriorating Palestinian security situation emerging from the Fateh - Hamas conflict is angering the silent majority of Palestinian citizens...
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Evaluation meeting of the Historical research project

2007-01-30
An evaluation meeting of the historical research project took place in January ...
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Crisis Facing the Palestinians in Iraq

2007-01-27
During the last few months, more than 650 Palestinians have lost their lives on the streets of Baghdad...
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The holy sites working group of the historical research project meets

2007-01-24
The holy sites working group of the historical research project met in January ...
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Postwar Reconciliation in Europe: Lessons for the Middle East?

2006-11-23
A lecture given by Dr. Timothy Ryback was organized by the Arab Thought Forum on November 9th, 2006 in Jerusalem....
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ATF attend The 12th International Anti Corruption Conference (IACC) in Guatemala

2006-11-23
The 12th International Anti Corruption Conference (IACC) was held in Guatemala between the 13th and 18th of November 2006...
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Call to declare the third of November as the “Palestinian Women Day”

2006-11-04
On November 3, 2006, peaceful demonstration composed of more the 150 Palestinian women have been attacked by the Israeli Occupation army, two women were killed, and other several women were wounded...
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Peaceful transmission of power after the Yemen election

2006-10-18
To explore the realities and possibilities of the peaceful transmission of power, the Arab Thought Forum (ATF) organizes public debate on the issue on October 18, 2006 ...
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The 8th Democratic Formation Report in Palestine is issued

2006-10-14
The Arab Thought Forum issued its annual report on the status of democracy in Palestine, the report discuss the Palestinian situation during 2005...
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The Annual meeting of ATF took place on September 8th, 2006

2006-10-14
The Arab Thought Forum conducted its annual meeting on September 8th, 2006. A new board was elected at the meeting...
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