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Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab is a former professor at Princeton University and the founder and former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al-Quds University in Ramallah.

Twitter: @daoudkuttab

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The hypocrisy of Abbas’ critics

The speech given by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during the opening session of the Palestine National Council was long by any standards. His address, broadcast live from Ramallah on April 30, was two hours of uninterrupted talk.

May 04, 2018

Jerusalem can never be taken off the table

I was aged 12 when Israel occupied the rest of Palestine. In the summer of 1967, Israel conducted a census and those of us living in Jerusalem were issued residency ID cards different than the rest of the Occupied Territories.

January 31, 2018

Brave Ahed a prisoner amid war of images

A single image has produced polar opposite reactions. The bravery of a young Palestinian child challenging the heavily armed Israeli soldier spoke volumes to many in terms of its power and courage.

January 03, 2018

A new strategy to make Israeli occupation costly

The provocative US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has provided the Palestinian leadership with a unique opportunity. Palestinians can legitimately reject American monopolization of the peace process.

December 31, 2017

US cannot paper over the sensitivities of Jerusalem

Ever since the current Palestinian-Israeli peace process became news again with the Trump administration’s grand “ultimate deal,” the issue of Jerusalem loomed as a major stumbling block.

December 06, 2017

Palestinians need to develop a parallel strategy to peace talks

Amid the Middle East’s current political upheavals, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to Riyadh. The reason behind his invitation is unclear. The most perceptive guess is that the visit is connected to the long-awaited US plan for the Palestine/Israel peace process.

November 10, 2017

Why Britain should apologize for this wretched promise

For Palestinians, the 20th century was a unique opportunity for independence that was dashed by a promise from one who did not own — Britain — to those who were undeserving — Jewish Zionists. 

November 01, 2017

Concessions key to revival of two-state solution

When representatives of the two major Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed a new reconciliation agreement in Cairo last week, the focus was not on those actually doing the signing, Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad and Deputy Head of the Hamas Politburo Saleh Al-Arouri.

October 18, 2017