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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has published an Arabic academic paper entitled “The Conceptualization of the Colonial Situation in Palestine,” by Hani Ramadan Taleb.

The study explores the various attempts of scholars and researchers to understand and interpret the colonial situation in Palestine, which led to debates about which theoretical or analytical approaches are better and more accurate. The difference of these approaches led to the dispersion of the national strategy, thus the author calls for adopting a common strategic theoretical framework, which includes all proposals and other theoretical and analytical models.

The study compares between settler colonial and indigenous studies, while using Palestinian and foreign literature. It takes into account the relation between theoretical framing and the formulation of practical solutions to the conflict, which is necessary in the case of the Palestine issue.

The study is divided into two sections. The first reviews the propositions and hypotheses of two of the most prominent theoretical frameworks that analyze the colonial situation of Palestine, while the second discusses the importance of adopting a common theoretical framework, rather than having multiple ones. A common academic strategy would formulate a unified national strategy and program that aims to restore the Palestinian struggle at various levels. It is based on the assumption that the motives and objectives of theoretical and academic work are interconnected with the Palestinian political and national ones.

The study concludes that it is important to approach the Palestine issue from a strategic perspective that does not contradict other theoretical theses. This would achieve the best results at the academic and Palestinian political levels, and would be in harmony with mechanisms of the current global legal and political systems.

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>>Academic Paper: The Conceptualization of the Colonial Situation in Palestine (Arabic) (26 pages, 1.9 MB)
By: Hani Ramadan Taleb. (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre).

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 17/5/2023

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