Sunday, May 12, 2019

[ePalestine] Al-Shabaka: Unifying Palestinians Through Education: Lessons from Experience (by Sam Bahour)

Arabic link below - الرابط العربي أدناه

Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network

Unifying Palestinians Through Education: Lessons from Experience

By Sam Bahour


"Geographic fragmentation and its ensuing economic, cultural, and societal fallout are a disaster for a people. The more we studied the various groups of potential students for the university, the more we learned about how each geographic fragment has developed in very distinct ways. Nationalism aside, the Palestinian student coming from Jericho does not necessarily have much in common today with those coming from Nazareth or Gaza or Dubai or Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp or Boston. Israeli leaders know well that the more Palestinians are denied the right to mingle in a shared space, the less likely they are to ever pose a serious threat to the hegemony of Israel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River."

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