Farah

“The Red Priest of Haifa: Rafiq Farah (1921–2020)” by Randa Farah

ABSTRACT: Rafiq Farah, archdeacon of the Anglican Church and the author’s father, chaired the Society for the Defense of Arab Minority Rights in Israel from 1951 to 1965. This article draws on oral history recorded by the author, on personal documents, and on archival material to chronicle the events that led to the Society’s formation, …

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“Refugee Camps in the Palestinian and Sahrawi National Liberation Movements: A Comparative Perspective” by Randa Farah

Abstract Drawing on ethnographic field research, this analysis compares the evolution of refugee camps as incubators of political organization and repositories of collective memory for Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Sahrawi refugees of the Western Sahara. While recognizing the significant differences between the historical and geopolitical contexts of the two groups and their national movements …

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“Palestinian Refugees: Dethroning the Nation at the Crowning of the ‘Statelet’?” by Randa Farah

Abstract The Oslo agreements proposed a two-state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza existing alongside Israel. However, the refugees’ right of return and claims to land and property expropriated by Israel during the 1948 were removed from the equation, although they represent the core issues in the …

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