Jamil Hilal

Jamil Hilal

Professor, Birzeit University and board member of Majalla al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyya.

Jamil Hilal is a sociologist at Birzeit University and a senior research fellow at the Palestinian Institution for the Study of Democracy (Muwatin) in Ramallah.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of IPS's Arabic language journal,
مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية (Majalla al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyya).

Hilal previously served as lecturer at the University of Durham, and was a research fellow at Oxford University. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Poverty Commission and a major contributor to its 1998 National Poverty Report. Hilal has been a member of the Palestinian National Council since 1983.

Selected Publications:
Where Now to Palestine, the Demise of the Two State Solution, ed. (Z Books, 2006); The Formation of the Palestinian Elite: From the Palestinian National Movement to the Rise of the Palestinian Authority (Ramallah and Amman: 2002); Towards a Palestinian Social Security System, a joint publication in English and Arabic (Ramallah: 1999); The Palestinian Political System after Oslo, published in Arabic (Beirut and Ramallah: 1998), revised edition published in 2006.

ARTICLES

Palestinian Answers in the Arab Spring

This article originally appeared on al Shabaka on 6 May 2011. Overview Palestinian youth are asking how the popular democratic uprisings in Arab countries can inform their national struggle. They launched the first intifada in 1987 and fueled the second intifada in 2000, and they believe they have a role to play in the Arab youth uprisings calling for democratic changes...

The Palestinian Left and the Multi-Layered Challenges Ahead

This article was originally published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation on 19 April 2010. This is a translation from Arabic of the concluding (seventh) chapter of a book published by the Ramallah office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation at the end of 2009, under the title of “The Palestinian Left: Where to?”. The book written by Jamil Hilal is based on research that relied...

Open Letter to Mahmoud Abbas

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Jamil Hilal signed the following open letter (22 July 2010) to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. We are Palestinians of diverse perspectives and affiliations — scholars, intellectuals, artists, activists, trade unionists, human rights advocates and civil society leaders, inside historic Palestine and in exile — who are...

BOOKS

Where Now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Jamil Hilal is the editor of Where Now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution (London: Zed Books, 2007).

Across the Wall: In Search of a Shared View of Palestinian-Israeli History

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Jamil Hilal is the co-editor alongside University of Exeter Professor Ilan Papper of Across the Wall: In Search of a Shared View of Palestinian-Israeli History (London: I.B. Tauris, 2010).

The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the light of Arab and Regional Changes

Institute for Palestine Studies scholar Jamil Hilal is the editor of The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the light of Arab and Regional Changes (Arabic) (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2013).

SPEECHES

Palestinian Concerns and the September Bid

This presentation was delivered at the Babel Festival in Switzerland.