“Drawing on Palestinian sources and interviews with Palestinian political leaders, Jamal examines the internal dynamics of the Palestinian political elite. He argues that the Fatah leadership has attempted to mobilize new social forces—local secular-nationalist and Islamist movements—while undermining their ability to develop independent power structures. Includes analysis of Palestinian strategies of state-building in the post-Arafat world.
“A comprehensive, up-to-date account of the dynamics in the Palestinian political arena.” —Ann M. Lesch, Villanova University”
“. . . a contribution to the study of the Palestinian movement's structure and internal issues, including the power struggles within it.Vol. 39 2007”
— Barry Rubin, Global Research in International Affairs Center, Israel
“Amal Jamal’s Palestinian National Movement is a very good introductionto the modern history of a very important actor in the Middle East. For thosewho have never studied the topic in any detail, it will do a very good job ofhelping to explain the goals of the Palestinian people and the strategy of thevarious parts of the Palestinian leadership over the years. ”
— Shofar 25:4 Summer 2007