Following the police shooting of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown on 9 August 2014, images of Ferguson, Missouri conjure the atrocities suffered by those living under military occupation in war zones across the world. They depict Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams in battle helmets with guns trained on the ... Read More »
انتقلت عدوى النقاشات الحادة التي تشهدها وسائل الإعلام الأميركية ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي حول الحرب الإسرائيلية على غزة، إلى أروقة الجامعات الأميركية، مع إعلان إدارة جامعة ألينوي توقيف تعيين البروفيسور الأميركي من أصول فلسطينية، ستيفن سلايطة، في قسم الدراسات الأميركية للسكان الأصليين (الهنود الحمر). وكانت الجامعة ... Read More »
August 15, 2014
Dr. Phyllis M. Wise
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Swanlund Administration Building
601 John Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Dear Dr. Wise:
As scholars of free speech and constitutional law, we write to express alarm at your decision to revoke a tenured offer of appointment to ... Read More »
[The following five commentaries were originally published together in Volume 43, No. 3 of the Journal of Palestine Studies.]
Rashid Khalidi: Chronicles of a Death Foretold
Farsighted observers saw it coming. For them, the apparent breakdown in April 2014 of the initiative launched by U.S. Secretary of State John ... Read More »
[This press release was issued by a coalition of Palestinian women’s groups including the Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development, Hedaya Shamon-Gaza; Al-Tajamu’ al-Nasawi al-Maqdasi, the Women’s Legal Aid and Counseling Center, the Women Studies Center, YWCA, the Gender Studies Program-Mada al-Carmel and ... Read More »
The following letter was sent on 10 August 2014 by UCLA Distinguished Professor of History Robin D. G. Kelley to Phyllis Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign.
Dear Chancellor Wise,
Please do not ignore or delete this letter, or have your administrative assistant file it away. I ... Read More »
Paul Kelemen, The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Paul Kelemen (PK): I am of the generation, coming to adulthood in the late 1960s, which was deeply influenced by the Vietnamese struggle and by national ... Read More »
[This is the second article in a two-part series that seeks to reflect on the ways in which social mobilization, creation of space, and new modes of resistance intersect within the Sahrawi community. Between these grooves are nuanced conceptions of Sahrawi identity that are colored by varied experiences but also ... Read More »
Al Jazeera English hosted Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani for an interview on the situation in the Gaza Strip on 8 August 2014. The interview focused on current ceasefire negotiations in Cairo between Israeli and Palestinian delegations.
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Israel recommenced its offensive against Gaza by taking the life of a ten-year-old Palestinian child, whose death will now disappear into the anonymity of this assault’s brutal statistics. This latest upsurge in the ongoing violence that is the Israeli occupation has turned around the deaths of children: the ... Read More »
Q: On Saturday, under intense international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference to say that the Israeli military would "regroup," while continuing its operations in Gaza. Following the announcement, Israel began to withdraw at least some ... Read More »
As Israel’s primary patron of economic, military and diplomatic support, the United States has a duty and the capacity to help resolve the Palestinian-Israel conflict. It should either comply with its domestic laws and cease military aid to Israel or simply step aside and allow international mechanisms to function ... Read More »
We, Professors, teachers and staff of Dutch Universities, reply to the call of our academic colleagues in Gaza and condemn in the strongest terms the excessive and brutal violence of ‘operation protective edge’ and Israel’s structural oppression of the population in Gaza.
Since the beginning of ... Read More »
One Life Less
On his blog Geographical Imaginations, Derek Gregory wrote a feature of Jean-Pierre Filiu's book Gaza: A History (recently translated from French), showcasing also one song Filiu authored, entitled "Une vie de moins/One life less." Music is by Zebda ... Read More »
[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions, and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect ... Read More »
Israel has unleashed another round of destruction and suffering on the Gaza Strip, even more ferocious than its 2008-9 invasion. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have yet again been displaced, over 1,817 have been killed and 7,553 injured (mostly civilians), thousands of buildings have been fully or partially ... Read More »
In a settler-colonial society that continues to be structured around the effort to displace and dispossess the indigenous inhabitants of the country, can there be a left? Commitment to basic left principles of freedom and equality would set “left-wing colonizers” against the majority within their own societies – ... Read More »
On Tuesday 5th of August, Dutch activists called for a blockade of the Israeli embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, to voice their opposition against Israel’s military operation in Gaza.
[Two protestors stand in Buitenhof before the protest kicked off.]
Police was present in full force all over the city center with ... Read More »
Many believe that Albert Einstein offered the witty definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Apparently this is a misattribution, but it doesn’t make Einstein any less smart, or the quote any less insightful. I was reminded of it when I read the news that ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by Birzeit University Institute of Women's Studies on 31 July 2014.]
As we write this statement, twenty-five days after the brutal incursion on Gaza, over a thousand and four hundred of innocent civilian women, men, and children have been butchered by Israel’s war machine and ... Read More »
Middle East Research and Information Project, Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (Revised and Updated Edition, February 2014).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you comprehensively revise and update this primer for 2014?
Joel Beinin and Lisa Hajjar (JB and LH): The last time we updated the primer was ... Read More »
[The following letter calling on scholars and librarians within Middle East studies to boycott Israeli academic institutions was submitted in the name of the below signatories to Jadaliyya on 6 August 2014.]
We, the undersigned scholars and librarians working on the Middle East, hold that silence about the latest ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to ... Read More »
The Real News' Lia Tarachansky reports on nationalists in Israel and their support for Operation Protective Edge. Tarachansky covers just who these nationalist groups are, the motives of their support for Israeli incursion in Gaza, and their political goals. Read More »
The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners ... Read More »
By the time you read this who knows how many people will have been killed in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza. As I write more than 1200 - mostly civilian - Palestinians have been killed, hundreds of them children. Also 59 Israelis have been killed, 3 of them civilians.
Benyamin Netanyahu complains that ... Read More »
As I grope for understanding in these dark times, for reasons not entirely clear to me, I find myself assailed by the Brothers Grimm tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I do not aim to pursue a flat analogy that renders Israel the scheming Wicked Queen and the Palestinians, the fair and gentle Snow White. But ... Read More »
A man and his young son sit on two cement blocks, surrounded by piles of rubble that were once their home, on the edges of what was once their street. Their postures mirror one another. With thin arms dangling over knobby knees, fingers clasped, and eyes downcast, they survey the losses. They ponder the next ... Read More »
CNN Anderson Cooper 360° hosted Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani for an interview on the situation in the Gaza Strip. The two primarily discussed the Israeli bombing of Al-Aqsa TV and the feasbility of a complete disarmament in Gaza. Read More »
Using a prototype Truth Rectification Processor, the words of Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev have been filtered through a complex algorithm that strips away lies.
This experiment, led by @alexnunns, is inspired by earlier, remarkable research carried out by gabbriana2008, which used alternative ... Read More »