Zaha Hassan

New America Middle East Fellow

Zaha Hassan is a Middle East Fellow at New America. She is a human rights lawyer and former coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during Palestine’s bid for UN membership (2010-2012). She is a member of Al Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, and is a contributor to the Hill and Ha’aretz. Her political commentary and analysis has been published by the New York Times, CNN, Salon, the Oregonian, the Detroit News, and other outlets. She is the former cohost of the Portland, Ore.-based radio show, One Land Many Voices, on KBOO 90.7 FM.

All Work

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"The Palestinians want change"

Zaha Hassan was interviewed by Austrian publication Die Zeit on the prospects for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation.


FELLOWS
Jerusalem Erupts

Zaha Hassan was quoted in a VICE News article about violent protests over Jerusalem's holiest site.


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Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

Zaha Hassan co-wrote an op-ed for The Hill on why Trump should work towards brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine.


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The US-Israel MOU: Obama’s Legacy?

Zaha Hassan writes for Lobelog about the new memorandum of understanding signed between US and Israel


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
State-Building and Economic Development In Palestine Without a Political Horizon

The promise and pitfalls of development and "economic peace" in the absence of a political horizon in the occupied Palestinian territory


FELLOWS and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Global Palestine Connected Gaza

Palestinian private sector leaders and international experts present a long-term vision for Gaza.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Palestine at a Crossroad

A conversation with Dr. Husam Zomlot, Ambassador-at-Large and Senior Advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.


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Law Under Occupation

Join New America for a conversation about what possibilities exist and what challenges Palestinians may face in international fora.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Palestinian Refugees in an Increasingly Tumultuous Middle East

Palestinian refugees are experiencing increased humanitarian and protection risks.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Both Sides of the Knife

In 2006, after a year of commuting to work through a 30-foot-high unfinished segment of a concrete wall that was being constructed around Be


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
The pope, the president and Palestine

Zaha Hassan’s op-ed, "The Pope, the President and Palestine," on what Palestinians hoped the Pope would tell the President and Congress duri