The “Palestinian Spring,” Activism and Social Media  by Ramah Kudaimi. | Twit4D |

In his recent address to the UN General Assembly, Mahmoud Abbas explained to delegates why he had decided it was time for the state of Palestine to apply for UN membership: “At a time when the Arab peoples affirm their quest for democracy – the Arab Spring – the time is now for the Palestinian Spring, the time for independence.” For proponents of this move, the UN bid represents an attempt to take the Palestinian cause out of the bilateral “peace process” mediated by the United States and back into the international realm as was the case pre-Oslo.