Palestinian Refugees Beyond the Trump Era

Dec 3 2020



Middle East Institute & Foundation for Middle East Peace invite you to attend

Palestinian Refugees Beyond the Trump Era

Thursday, December 3rd | 1:30-2:30pm eastern


Matthias Schmale
Director of field operations in Gaza, UNRWA
Dalya Al Masri
Palestinian-Canadian journalist and human rights advocate
Raed Jarrar
Palestinian-American architect, blogger, and political advocate
Nooran Alhamdan, moderator
Graduate research fellow, program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, MEI
In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly called for November 29 to be observed as an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Exactly 30 years earlier, the General Assembly voted to partition what was then the British Mandate of Palestine, setting off a series of events that led to the dispossession of an estimated 750,000 refugees, or two-thirds of Palestine’s Arab population, and giving rise to the current Palestinian refugee crisis.
Almost 73 years on, the status of Palestinian refugees has not only remained unresolved but is more precarious than ever. Ignored by successive peace processes and often by their own political leaders, Palestinian refugees must also contend with new challenges, including the Trump administration’s assault on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on vulnerable refugees in Gaza and elsewhere in the region.
To shed light on these issues, the Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on Palestinian Refugees Beyond the Trump Era, moderated by MEI’s Nooran Alhamdan.