In conjunction with the release of the 12th issue of Jadal, in May 2012 Mada
al-Carmel held a seminar on “The Plight of Collusion: The Complexity of
Practicing Palestinian Culture by Palestinians within the 1948 borders.” The
seminar was lead by Dr. Abdul Rahim Sheikh, Chair of the Department of
Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Bir Zeit University; Mr. Iyad Barghouti,
a writer and editor at Fasl al-Maqal newspaper; and Mr. Ismail Nashef, a
lecturer at Ben Gurion University and guest editor of the 12th issue of Jadal.