The Arab Thought Forum (ATF) is committed to the belief that state structures must be developed to serve and be responsive to an active and critical public, which is conscious of its obligations and duties, as well as its rights and entitlements
Round Table Discussions invite participants with specific interest and/or experience in a prioritized topic and facilitates in-depth discussions, the sharing of ideas and information, and the development of pertinent recommendations. As a result of these meetings, position papers are developed and published in the ATF journal to reach a wider audience.
Such meetings focus on the political issues of the day. The purpose is to identify various Palestinian positions and enhance the participation of various groups within the democratic formation. During the course of the year, three political meetings were held. Attending were representatives of FATAH, HAMAS, FIDA, PFLP, PDFLP, NIDAL Front, ALF and PLF.
In general, these meetings sought to exchange reflections over issues of concern to Palestinian society, such as: political and democratic reform, the impact of the Intifada, various military operations and Israeli occupation practices.
Reports covering such meetings featured in Shu un Tanmawiyyeh , contributing to the documentation of the current situation in Palestine.