Asma’ Jawabreh is a Palestinian journalist and a post-baccalaureate teaching fellow at Al-Quds Bard College.
The intensifying Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and the lockdowns due to Covid-19 are driving impoverished, discouraged students to abandon higher education.
The Gaza Strip’s economic crisis, worsened by political infighting and unpaid salaries, leaves many students unable to pay tuition. The Coronavirus pandemic will only make the situation worse.
Universities in the West Bank have been closed for 30 days, forcing them to make a sudden switch to online learning. Students and some professors are concerned.
A Berlin-based artist with Palestinian heritage incorporates archival material into works that seek to give audiences access to the inner lives of Palestinians before the “catastrophe” of 1948.
After earning a bachelor’s degree at an American college campus in Jerusalem and then a master’s degree in London, a young Palestinian returns home to discover her degrees aren’t valued.
A Palestinian student and journalist describes the hard work, persistence and passion it took to reach an educational goal.
The agency serving Palestinian refugees across the Middle East is coping with a shortfall of funds after cuts in U.S. aid.
The organization gives young Palestinians a voice in their homeland, and shares their heritage locally and abroad.
At a workshop in Amman, a Palestinian teaching assistant meets young refugees of war in Syria, Iraq and Sudan.
Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.