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Implications of article 212 / 5 of the Israeli Planning and construction law on East Jerusalem housing

The 1965 Planning and Construction Law and the various amendments made in recent years apply to construction in Jerusalem ...
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Indigenous coalition and coordination experiments: progressing, stalling or regressing?

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The Autumn Conference: A Serious Initiative or a Mere Facelift 1
(Analysis Paper)2

A few months before the end of his term in government and in light of the recurring crises, the US President has called for an international conference dedicated to the Middle East ...
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A Plea from Jerusalem to Stop Palestinian Bloodshed in Iraq

Acts of violence are escalating day after day in Iraq threatening the safety of tens of thousands of innocent citizens including thousands of Palestinian refugees staying in Iraq ...
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Public debate
Ranking of Palestine on the World’s Corruption Perception Index

This Public debate focused on discussing the low rank of Palestine on the annual Corruption Perception Index issued by Transparency International...
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Direction of the Palestinian Compass in the Midst of The Historical Transformations of the Year 2006

Summary of the political meeting organized by the Arab Thought Forum ( ATF) under the title, “ Direction of the Palestinian Compass in the Midst of Historical Transformations for the Year 2006” which was held in Ramallah on 23 August 2006 ...
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Pluralistic Political System: Opportunities and Obstacles- Article

Since the early nineties, the Palestinian people are crossing several turning points and qualitative stations which are closely linked with its future and influencing it as well. A wide spectrum of important political movements has refrained from taking part in the Palestinian political system and its changes for well known reasons ...
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Israeli Decision to Withdraw form Gaza Strip Implications and Repercussions

Summary of the political Meeting which was organized by the Arab Thought Forum on 21 February 2004 on Israeli decision To withdraw From Gaza Strip. The following participants attended the meeting. Mr. Haidar Abdel Shafi, Mr. abdallah Hurani, Mr. Ghazi Sourani, Mr. tayseer Mhisin, Mr. Nabil Tarazi, Mr. Akram Abu Umar, Engineer Raja I Abu Sha ban. The ATF was represented by Mr. Salah Al-Saqa and Mr. Midhat Hilis.Mr. Abed Ai Karim Ashour , member of ATF Board of Trustees, moderated the meeting. Mr. Midhat Halas amd Mr. Nasr Yaqub prepared the minutes and Mr. Abed Al Rahman Abu Arafa edited it ...
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Procedure Problems at the Ministry of Interior, East Jerusalem Office

Results of the political meeting organized by the Arab Thought Forum in Jerusalem on 27 August 2003. The participants were Abid Latiff Geith, Fadil Tahbob, Rana Bishara, Ribhi Shweiki, Abdel Rahman Abu Arafeh, facilitator, Ahmad Rwaide and Suhad Abed Latiff-minutes takers ...
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An Assessment of the Political Crisis

A summary of a session held by the Arab Thought Forum (ATF) on 6 July 2002; the participants were: Abdul Latif Ghaith, Fadel tahboub, Sam'an Khoury and Ali Abu Hilal. Session facilitator Abdel Rahman Abu Arafeh and Nasir Ya'qub minute taker ...
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Palestinian Factions and New Political Changes

This is an analytical paper which summarizes the different positions that were expressed in the political dialogue which the Arab Thought Forum held on 13 November 2001 under the title Palestinian Factions and New Political Changes" ...
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Organizing Popular Action

The Uprising has completed its seventh month and it is moving forward in its unique quality as a public and popular movement ...
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