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Recognising Palestinian loyalties in the US

Tom Brocket’s new article in The Conversation

Recognising Palestinian loyalties in the US

Tom Brocket, a UCL PhD researcher, has written a new article in The Conversation about flag-raising ceremonies organised by Palestinians in New Jersey, in which the Palestinian and the American flag are raised side-by-side.

He argues that such events allow this diasporic community, and particularly post-immigrant generations, to recognise and reconcile the dual loyalties shaping their identities.

In the current atmosphere of Islamophobia and anti-Arab sentiments in the US, such flag raisings also allow this group to seek to have their contributions to, and presence within, American society recognised by their city halls.

The article draws on Tom’s research on second-generation Palestinian-Americans in New Jersey, which looks at how and why the children of Palestinian migrants identify and engage with their parent’s country of origin.

See: https://theconversation.com/what-it-means-to-raise-the-palestinian-flag-in-todays-america-82861


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