The conference aims to address several questions: How might we conceive of the Intifada thirty years after the event? How does Palestinian collective memory shape the understanding of the Intifada? What were the causes for the uprising, and why did it gain a wide popular base? What impact did it leave on society, culture, and politics and on the image of the Palestinians worldwide? Does the Intifada have any exceptional characteristics, or can a similar uprising take place again and lead to different results?