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Professor As'ad Abdul Rahman

Professor As'ad Abdul Rahman

Professor As'ad Abdul Rahman is the Chairman of the Palestinian Encyclopaedia.

 Recent Articles

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    Friday Oct 10

    The colonial-apartheid traits of Israel

    The new legal status of the Palestinians will, in effect, make the present political status of Tel Aviv illegal in the eyes of international law and the UN charter

  • story 2
    Friday Sep 26

    Emerging outcomes of Israel’s Gaza war

    Tel Aviv has lost its offensive and deterrent edge and is left with a defensive status that really does not offer any protective edge to its civilian population

  • story 3
    Friday Sep 12

    Is it a dawn of a peace deal after Gaza war?

    The Palestinian steadfastness and the extreme abhorrence of global public opinion have created a real opportunity for the US and the rest of the world to forge a just and fair political settlement in the Middle East

  • story 4
    Friday Aug 29

    Beware the lone wolves at the door

    Al Qaida’s anarchist cells can only feel more and more emboldened in the face of rising intolerance in the West and the frustration welling up within the Arab world over outrages the Palestinians still endure

  • story 5
    Friday Aug 15

    Israel has no ‘Protective Edge’

    Will the country heed calls to move to the right path and change 
its policies in order to save itself?

  • Friday Aug 1

    BDS — a fitting reply to Israeli violations

    As Israel besieges Gaza and the West Bank, the boycott movement besieges Israel around the world, stripping it of illegal profits from stolen Palestinian lands

  • Friday Jul 18

    Is a third intifada possible?

    Israel’s insistence on attaching malicious intent to the new unity government is only making a Palestinian upheaval look like an imminent reality

  • story 8
    Friday Jul 4

    The root of the colonist Lobby’s sick mentality

    The insular right-wing minority queering Israeli political discourse can be traced to a mindset moulded by the Western Talmud

  • story 9
    Friday Jun 20

    Israel’s cost paid in full by US

    The rejection of the two-state solution, and opting instead for total Judaisation of historical Palestine, is threatening to lead to Tel Aviv’s continued isolation

  • story 10
    Friday Jun 6

    BDS campaign creating growing panic in Israel

    Tel Aviv ought to realise that expanding existing colonies and building new ones on Palestinian Occupied Territories cannot be an agenda for peace