Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has issued an Arabic academic paper entitled; “Resistance Press in the Diaspora,” by Dr. Muhammad ‘Abdul Salam Kurayyim.
This study discusses the Palestinian press in the diaspora, which was a tool of struggle for the Palestinian people to obtain their national rights, during all the stages of occupation; whether mandate or occupation. It became a platform for the resistance to reach the masses, covering the Palestinian guerrilla, political, trade union and organizational action.
This paper aims to explain the characteristics and features of the Palestinian resistance press; which is a factional one, either affiliated with a Palestinian political organization or a specific political movement. It covered the Palestinian resistance action and the factional internal news, and consequently, it became part of the Palestinian national struggle.
The resistance press included: Central periodical newspapers and bulletins; non-central newspapers and bulletins issued by factions; newspapers and bulletins issued by Palestinian federations and unions; specialized magazines; newspapers published in foreign languages; and magazines issued by individuals.
Although the resistance press was able, in certain junctures, to cover the events quickly and effectively, it had credibility issues with the Palestinian public due to the huge exaggerations it made, especially concerning military action and guerrilla achievements. Furthermore, its target audience was limited to the Palestinian public, without being able to persuade the Arab public or others.
However, dozens of these newspapers did not continue for long, due to their factions’ financial deficit, the lack of good management, or due to the political and organizational divisions of factions.
Click here to download:
>> Academic Paper: Resistance Press in the Diaspora (Arabic) (54 pages, 2.1 MB)
By: Dr. Muhammad ‘Abdul Salam Kurayyim (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre).