Conflict Resolution

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Primer on Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was created in 1971 for the purpose of providing information and analysis on the Middle East for use by larger media outlets. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Washington, D.C. This Primer on Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict includes information about the land, the people in the region, and socio-political events up until 2014.

A Call for More Radicalism

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What does it even mean to be calling people radical? This word today carries a negative connotation in the political context and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that most people conceive of the word as synonymous with extreme beyond conscious or reason. As such, it has become associated with revolutionaries and terrorists. In actuality, the word « radical » is derived from a Latin word meaning « root ». Effectively, the definition of radicalism is the idea that tackling issues from their root cause as the best solution.

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