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Rana Baker

The author is a Palestinian PhD student at Columbia University


Items by Rana Baker

  • Fallacies of the Palestinian national reconciliation

    The Palestinian national reconciliation has been a media interest since the bloody split between Fatah and Hamas in 2007. In Gaza and the West Bank, the reconciliation, once a matter of heated debate and optimistic anticipation, has become an object of bitter sarcasm and cynicism. The behaviour of the Fatah...

  • On the sumoud narrative and its dangers

      One of the most celebrated qualities of the people of Gaza is their sumoud, their steadfastness and capacity to endure the woes inflicted by Israeli terror. Media coverage of the tiny strip is full of soppy stories about how, regardless of the number of times Israel mows the lawn...