Tariq Kenney-Shawa is currently pursuing his Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University, while also doing part time research and consulting for The New York Times. Before that, he worked at a security consulting firm based in New York City, where he covered conflict developments across the Middle East and North Africa. Kenney-Shawa’s academic and policy focuses are human rights and conflict resolution in the Middle East and the future of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and equal rights.
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The “Palestine” we have grown attached to is simply not there waiting for us. Just as some Palestinian refugees still cling on to the heavy, rusty keys of homes they were expelled from in 1948, hoping to return some day and find life as they left it, we all adhere to an idea that is just as illusory today.