Palestinian politics after arafat: The predicament of the 'Palestinian national movement'

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This article attempts to understand the internal situation of the Palestinians and their national movement at the start of the twenty-first century. I hereby attempt to trace and analyze concrete aspects of the state of the Palestinian national movement in the post-Oslo era. What happened during the past decade to the Palestinians in general, and to their national movement in particular, led to the internal and external failure. Externally, this failure was manifested in the disintegration of the regional and international status of the Palestinian national movement. Concomitantly, the efforts to establish a Palestinian state and resolve the conflict reached a dead end because of the deep internal schism which had developed, and which is incompatible with national unity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-487
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Developing Societies
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008


  • Arafat
  • Failed national movement
  • Hamas
  • Oslo Agreement
  • Palestinian National Authority
  • Palestinians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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