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About Sam Bahour

Sam Bahour is managing partner of Applied Information Management, a board member of a leading national bank in Palestine, and chairman of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy. He blogs at

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Two-State solution’s silver bullet

If the international community cannot come to recognize the State of Palestine before Trump takes office, the State of Palestine may ultimately be reconstituted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.

Thank you Mr. Trump, the unifier

A letter to President-elect Trump, thanking him for unifying progressive voices from all corners of the world by winning this election.

Trump's first steps on Israel / Palestine

Free advice for Trump from a fellow American citizen and Palestinian who lives and works under Israeli military occupation.

The almighty military order

60 years ago, a scene of cold-blooded murder fell upon the hill-top Palestinian village of Kafr Qassem. This is the buried past but the not so buried present of the IDF.


While Israeli settlers living in the West Bank are completely integrated into the Israeli system and have access to PayPal and other technologies, the Palestinians they live among do not.

Palestinians must not fall into this trap, again!

To cover up its crimes, Israel needs to feed all the western stereotypes of Palestinians as violent and subhuman rather than hungry for freedom and equal rights.

Resetting Palestine's political system

Repairing the Palestinian political system cannot wait any longer. In Arabic.

Palestinian game-changer: the ultimate act of resistance

A call for political leadership.

Israel's self constructed image is crumbling

Shockingly, to the west, some of the violent outbursts coming out of Israel are being made by senior Israeli officials, including current ministers.

Happy Passover from Gaza

Traditional items on the Seder plate in the ceremonial meal which marks the beginning of the Jewish Passover prompt thoughts on the myth and reality of national liberation

International law Is key

The Palestinians’ right of return challenges not only international law itself, but more so the political will of UN member states to act in the face of blatant racism and forced dispossession. A reply to Ahmed Badawi’s “Palestine: seize the initiative”.

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