An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)




The article aims to explore the present-day challenges facing the Palestinian narrative. It delves into the ways in which the narrative has been shaped by historical events namely the Nakba, the Naksa, and the Oslo Accords, and how these events have left a lasting impact on the Palestinian identity. The article then examines the potential for the development of a new form of cultural resistance utilizing personal stories; as demonstrated by the Netflix show ‘Mo’. The show proffers a novel approach incorporating Palestinain political messages onto comedy and drama, and therefore has the potential to reach a wider audience. In view of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the article suggests four recommendations for advancing the Palestinian narrative in the global arena, in the face of the ongoing Israeli occupation, bitter national division, and heavy Western media censorship.