Australian Left Review

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Profile: Hanan Ashrawi


Christine Asmar


Poet, academic, feminist, diplomat and, above all, nationalist—Hanan Ashrawi is all of these. But it was as the articulate and impassioned spokesperson for the Palestinians at the Madrid peace conference in November last year (and more recently in Moscow and Washington) that Ashrawi has come to the attention of the world at large. She is now widely admired in both East and West, in the Occupied Territories as much as in the Palestinian diaspora, in the West Bank villages and in the corridors of international diplomacy.



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