Saturday, January 02, 2016

[ePalestine] Querencia + Al Jazeera America: Let Palestinians control their ICT resources

Dear ePalestine friends,

I'd like to use this opportunity of sharing my first 2016 published article by wishing you all a Happy New Year. Although we have much to be thankful for, times are far from happy.

I share in the attached my end of year and new year thought for reflection -- the word Querencia. It is a Spanish word I came across on New Year's eve while reading Barry Lopez's The Rediscovery of North America, which I recommend. The concept behind this word spoke volumes to me during these times as I think about life, struggle, Palestine, fleeing and resident refugees, and the present, before even the future.

Below is my latest article, co-written by my very capable friends and colleagues Nur Arafeh and Wassim Abdullah.

Onward and upward, despite all,


Al Jazeera America

Let Palestinians control their ICT resources

Israeli restrictions on the telecom industry have hobbled Palestine's already beleaguered economy

by Nur Arafeh @NurArafeh , Sam Bahour @SamBahour & Wassim Abdullah

"Without full Palestinian control over the ICT infrastructure, any investment in the sector risks becoming a project to "manage" the occupation, rather than a catalyst for Palestinian economic growth."



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