The Palestinians: Fifty Years Later. Dr. Hisham Sharabi. Dr. Sharabi is the Chairman of the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP), an educational. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March , pages In Memoriam Dr. Hisham Sharabi () By Sara Powell Dr. Hisham Sharabi . 10 Personality Dr. Hisham Sharabi by Andrew I. Killgore Some years ago in Jerusalem I asked an Irish journalist working for the Palestine refugee organization.

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Presenting itself as the only valid option, Muslim fundamentalism now confronts the elements calling for secularism and democracy in a bitter battle whose outcome is likely to determine the future of the Arab world as well as that of other Muslim societies in Africa and Asia. Palestine guerrillas; their credibility and effectiveness by Hisham Sharabi Book 21 editions published in in English and Catalan and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Bilag Sharabi Georgetown Department of History.

Yet, if the present conditions of repression and humiliation continue, wide-scale violence could prove to be the more likely option. This group will have to carry out the task of putting together the financial and administrative structures necessary for extending all kinds of support to the Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and in the diaspora as well, in economic aid, educational and social assistance, and broad political support.

He had every reason to fear Abdel Shafi, a respected physician, who looked like Nelson Mandela, with an impeccable political record and a long history of struggle, and who would have probably played a leadership role in Palestine had he been allowed to remain in the public eye. This will require a break with the past and the creation of new ways of thinking and organizing.

The first option, which some Palestinians consider the most realistic option, is based on the belief that the Oslo peace process offers the best chance to establish a foothold in Palestine, which could be transformed into a political entity that could in time become a state.

He spent his early years growing up in Jaffa, Palestine and Acre, Palestine before attending American University in Beirut, where he graduated with a B. A handbook on the contemporary Shqrabi East: Theory, politics, and the Arab world: Focusing on the region of the Arab world–comprising some two hundred million people and twenty-one sovereign states extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf–this book develops a theory of social change that demystifies the setbacks this region has experienced on the road to transformation.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Accordingly, sharqbi of these minorities advanced secular nationalism ideologies, certainly under the influence of a surge of such ideas in Europe. Forced to flee to Jordan shsrabi the parties disbanding inSharabi returned to the United States where he completed a Ph.


He served as Chairman of Board until his death in The second option is reformist opposition to the existing regime in the West Bank and Gaza.

Neopatriarchy A Theory of Distorted Change in Arab Society Sharai Sharabi Sharabi pinpoints economic, political, social, and cultural changes–including Muslim fundamentalism–that led the Arab world shatabi other developing countries to neopatriarchy–a modernized form of traditional culture–rather than industrial and secular modernity. Because of its human and financial resources, the Palestinian American community could play a large part in the transformation of Palestinian society at home and abroad.

Arafat will not last forever. To be successful, this effort must not try to enforce total unity by creating yet another all-embracing Arab American organization. Within the next 10 to 15 years, it is quite sharqbi that the proportion of Palestinians to Jews will equal or even exceed the 50 percent mark. Politics, Perspective, and Paradigm” in Hisham Sharabi ed. In the following section, he analyses their future and discusses how Americans can help usher in a new and better era:.

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La braise et la cendre: Both the former Rabin Labor government and the present Netanyahu Likud government sought to get around a partition solution by offering different formulas based instead on separation. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. If the Palestinians in the United States can provide a workable democratic model for making collective decisions and engaging in sustained cooperative action, they may supply the needed integrative model for the Arabs and Muslims in America and elsewhere in the diaspora.

Sharabi the Umar Al-Mukhtar Chair in Arab Culture in recognition of his distinguished intellectual contributions and his efforts to promote Arab studies. In the next phase of struggle, a heavy responsibility will fall upon the shoulders of the diaspora Palestinians, the largest group of Palestinians. American citizens of Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim background organizing in support of a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, would not only allow them to exercise their constitutional rights as Americans, but also to influence a dangerously biased American policy in the Middle East.

Sharabi, Hisham Overview. He shows how authentic change was blocked and distorted forms and practices subsequently came to dominate all aspects of social existence and activity–among them militant religious fundamentalism, an ideology symptomatic of neopatriarchal culture. But to qualify, it must first prove itself capable as a community of building an institutional framework that will assure viable, systematic cooperation among the various existing groups and organizations.

Within Israel, where political action will focus more and more on equality and civil rights, the younger educated generation entering political life will shed the traditional ethnic and religious ties that were carefully cultivated by the Israeli administration since to divide the Palestinians, and begin to participate fully in Israeli political life as Israeli citizens with equal rights.


Sharabi explored the effects of the creation of Israel on the Palestinians. As Palestinians become more integrated politically and economically, they will be in a position not only to influence significantly the outcome of national elections, but also to have an input in political decision-making.

There is little doubt that a prosperous, cohesive Palestinian community in Israel, as it acquires political power commensurate with its size, will bolster Palestinian identity and transform the Palestinians in Israel into important players in Palestinian and Arab affairs. Most widely held works by Hisham Sharabi. AuthorEditorOtherSpeaker. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. An original, fascinating, opinionated a positive termprovocative and perceptive book In this reformist movement, the Palestinian Legislative Council, or at least certain members and groupings within it, could play an important role, firstly, protecting those democratic structures that still exist in Palestinian political life, and, secondly, preparing, when the time comes, for the orderly transition of power, and the replacement of the present patriarchal regime with a democratic one.

If this succeeds by the turn of the century, this new post-patriarchal liberation struggle will regain the human face of the first intifada and win the support of progressive forces the world over, including the support of progressive Jewish forces in Israel and the United States.

In the paper, Dr. Governments and politics of the Middle East in the twentieth century by Hisham Sharabi Book 30 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

The Next Arab decade: The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. The present confrontation between the two communities, alternating as it has been over the past decades between violence and the search for a political solution, will necessarily shift to different grounds, to demography and culture.

Thus, if in the next decade or so the Palestinians manage to transcend their present difficulties and succeed in building an educated, healthy, prosperous, and cohesive society in Palestine intimately linked to the Palestinian diaspora, the present balance of power will be transformed by becoming irrelevant. Opting for national struggle is bound to enhance uncontrollable individual acts of self-sacrifice, the ultimate power of the powerless.

Sharabi, while an ardent supporter of Palestinian rights, was not beyond criticizing the Palestinian governing bodies. Today, as Meron Benvenisti reminds us, the population in the area of mandatory Palestine is 8. The interaction between the French and the Egyptians made Arabs realize how far they have become form the modern world and the need to modernize.