The Ides of May and Lebanon’s no-change election

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2022


The Lebanese legislative elections have been hard to predict. Technically, it should have all been …

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Dip into the sabra hummus story

by Rashmee

Posted on May 1, 2022


“Sabra” is Hebrew for any Jew born in Israel. Those who aren’t au fait with …

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The high point of the ‘Hummus Wars’ was probably its lowest

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2022


In 2016, the so-called “Hummus Wars” were raging and Lebanon and Israel had a lively …

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The hummus hostilities are at a stalemate…for now

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2022


Eastern Europe’s borscht battles are like the hummus hostilities in the Middle East, the Jollof …

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Highs and lows of Palestinian exceptionalism

by Rashmee

Posted on April 23, 2022


On April 22, Israeli forces entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem and …

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The PLO’s situation is darker but that doesn’t represent Palestinian prospects

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2022


As the situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories deteriorates, it’s worth looking at the …

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Arafat and Palestinian exceptionalism

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2022


We are considering the history of Palestinian exceptionalism against a dark backdrop in Israel, the …

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Arafat’s PLO and the high point of Palestinian distinctiveness

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2022


At the fifth session of the Palestine National Council (PNC) in February 1969, there were …

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The PLO broadens, deepens and becomes truly representative

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2022


Some days ago, we examined nationhood and nationalism in the context of Ukraine and Palestine.…

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All change with the PLO

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2022


Some say that there hasn’t been quite such a moment again in the Palestinian national …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK