Fifty years after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, repeated efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have faltered, and the traditional instruments of Palestinian nationalism face crises of confidence. While the current path is likely to lead to continued occupation, settlement expansion, and further internal division, the strategic alternatives could unravel Palestinian institutional and diplomatic achievements, with no certainty of success.

The Carnegie Middle East Center organized the launch of its report titled Revitalizing Palestinian Nationalism: Options Versus Realities. The report examines the challenges facing Palestinian nationalism and explores the prospects for national renewal.


Nur Arafeh is the policy fellow of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.

Tarek Mitri is the director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Palestine Studies.

Marwan Muasher is the vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.


Maha Yahya is the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.