We Can Try to Be HumanAugust 2015
The Israeli author on the dramatic family histories that fuel his work and the broken promises of his homeland.
Joe Winkler: What can Israel Teach us About Racism?August 2015
The plight of Ethiopian Israelis.
Joshua Tranen: On Extremism and the Control of BodiesAugust 2015
Two acts of terrorism stir up memories of the West Bank and homophobia.
Richard Falk: Pondering Jonathan Pollard’s ReleaseAugust 2015
The moral conundrum of espionage and treason.
Richard Falk: The Significance of Israel’s Opposition to the Vienna AgreementJuly 2015
Does the United States come to the negotiating table as a kingpin, or as an ally?
Max Blumenthal: The Fire Next TimeJuly 2015
Before homes are even rebuilt in the ruins of the Gaza Strip, another war looms.
Richard Falk: The Undisclosed Second Paradox in Michael Walzer’s The Paradox of LiberationJune 2015
Walzer’s latest argument hinges precariously on his choice of case study.
Richard Falk: Israel’s Former President Underestimates Turkey and IranJune 2015
Iran is not evil and Turkey was never in danger of becoming evil.
Richard Falk: Parodies of ParityMay 2015
Our understanding of Israel’s occupation of Palestine must be reoriented to acknowledge the relation between oppressor and oppressed is not one of equal responsibility.
Richard Falk: The Semantics of StruggleMay 2015
Words used against the grain.
Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United NationsApril 2015
The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.
Journey to the OtherApril 2015
The scholar and peace activist on Palestinian centrism, living as an exile, and learning from both Fatah and Israeli soldiers on the road to radical compassion.
Richard Falk: Netanyahu, The Day AfterMarch 2015
Congress's self-destructive embrace.
Michael Schwarz: Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle EastFebruary 2015
How Gazan natural gas became the epicenter of an international power struggle
What the Trees RevealJanuary 2015
When we moved to the Ella Valley, my partner and I took great care not to build on land that might have belonged to Palestinians before the war of 1948.
Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the PotomacNovember 2014
Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.
Seven Micro-Stories on War (and Only One on Love)November 2014
We reported on the two-way radio that the only nut alive asked to surrender.
Richard Falk: Sweden Moves to Recognize PalestineOctober 2014
What's the use of diplomatic recognition?
Richard Falk: After ‘Protective Edge’September 2014
What is the future for Palestine and Israel?
Once ReturnedAugust 2014
I admit my decision to move my family to Gaza is kind of strange.
Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in GazaAugust 2014
For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.
Atef Abu Saif: We’re OK in GazaAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: What is there to do but push back with a bit of stubborn strength, scratch at the thing with your bare fingernails, while your veins still have blood in them?
Mona Abu Sharekh: Without WordsAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: A diary entry describes one hour of a sleepless night during the fighting.
Richard Falk: Poetry and WarAugust 2014
What is the poetic response to war?
Atef Abu Saif: The Children Have Barely SleptJuly 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: Day-to-day life continues even in a war zone, but sleep does not.
Richard Falk: The Time has ComeJuly 2014
Do Israel's military operations against Gaza constitute war crimes?
Richard Falk: No Exit from GazaJuly 2014
The international community's failure to protect innocent Gazans is appalling.
To Zion and BackJuly 2014
The journalist on the rise of Israeli extremism.
Robert Reich: The Three Biggest Right Wing Lies About PovertyJune 2014
Republicans ignore the real reasons for poverty in favor of neoliberal fantasies.
Richard Falk: Obama and Hubris at West PointJune 2014
Rejecting mindless militarism won't be the end of ultranationalism.
Richard Falk: Pope Francis Visits PalestineMay 2014
Can religious power still have transformative effects?
Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be ResumedMay 2014
The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
Old Wine, Broken BottleMay 2014
Ari Shavit as harbinger of Israel’s new hard sell to American Jews.
Sue William Silverman: Summer of War and ApricotsFebruary 2014
Identity and amour in an Israeli kibbutz following the Six-Day War.
Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming IsraelFebruary 2014
Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.
Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleJanuary 2014
A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.
From Left FieldDecember 2013
The controversial author unravels the complexity of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the “inevitable tragedy” at the heart of Zionism.
Exit StrategyNovember 2013
In the occupied West Bank, “Undesirable life is ended, and unauthorized death is banned.”
Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli DemocracyOctober 2013
Journey to the center of a refugee camp.
A Hoopoe’s Unguiding NarrativeAugust 2013
An Iranian writer finds meaning and meaninglessness in the fact of her Jewish roots.
Sebastian Rotella: How Hezbollah Trained an Operative to Spy on Israeli TouristsApril 2013
Hezbollah's recent activity casts doubt on its relationship with Europe.
Ira Chernus: Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes ClosedApril 2013
When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.
Natalie Storey: Sacred LandFebruary 2013
The impossible and necessary vision of Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani
Richard Falk: An Early Assessment of the Gaza CeasefireNovember 2012
The recent Gaza ceasefire may be a turning point in the long Israeli-Palestinian struggle.
Oded Na’aman: It’s Mostly PunishmentNovember 2012
Testimonies by veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces from Gaza and elsewhere.
The Five-Star OccupationAugust 2012
Is Ramallah’s economic boom a sign of progress or surrender?
Life Under LockdownAugust 2012
Residents of the Gaza Strip are restricted in their movements, in what they can bring into and send out of their land, even how far off their shores they can fish. Words, though, know no borders.
Richard Falk: For What?July 2012
Richard Falk considers how he came to find himself so drawn to the Palestinian cause.
Richard Falk: Pros and Cons of Solidarity with the Palestinian StruggleJuly 2012
In solidarity efforts, our way may not always be the best way.
Not the Israel My Parents Promised MeJuly 2012
In an excerpt from his posthumous graphic memoir, Pekar contends with his identity and the Jewish state.
The World Without YouJune 2012
He’s mopping at his pelvis with a wadded-up tissue, and then he’s mopping her up as well. Already the backs of her thighs are caking up.
Richard Falk: Beyond the Politics of InvisibilityMay 2012
Should the story of the Palestinian hunger strikers be getting more attention, and, if so, who should give it to them?
Richard Falk: The Nakba 2012May 2012
How recent hunger strikes have changed the tone of the day commemorating the Palestinian displacement after the Israeli Declaration of Independence."
Richard Falk: Reflections on the Great Palestinian Prison Hunger Strikes of 2012May 2012
The end of the Palestinian hunger strike provides opportunity for reflection on its media coverage, legacy, and history.
Randa Jarrar: Imagining Myself in PalestineMay 2012
On a recent trip to Israel, Randa Jarrar gets detained, denied entry, and sent to the "Arab Room."
Richard Falk: Under the RadarMay 2012
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners are staging hunger strikes in Israeli detention centers.
One to NothingApril 2012
Irina Rozovsky contends with questions of how land, identity, and conflict can be identified into two-dimensional form.
Gal Beckerman: The DNA of the Israeli-American Jewish RelationshipMarch 2012
Q&A with the recent winner of the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
Richard Falk: The Ordeal of Hana ShalabiMarch 2012
Hana Shalabi continues her historic hunger strike to protest abuse that she experienced and her objections to the Israeli practice of prolonged detention without charges, without trial.
Suddenly, a Knock on the DoorMarch 2012
“Tell me a story,” the bearded man sitting on my living-room sofa commands. The situation, I must admit, is anything but pleasant.
UnsettledNovember 2011 Israeli journalist Amira Hass on the next Palestinian uprising and her attempts to cut through propaganda to get at the truths of the lives next door.
Miracle RealistNovember 2011 In a candid interview, the Israeli author on Netanyahu’s impotence, how his son’s death affected his latest novel, and Israel’s need to embrace Palestinians with humanity.
Ten Micro StoriesMay 2011 “Every man is limited to a certain number of words in his lifetime... Some of these words might also be words that you whisper in a foreign language that you don’t even know, in a dream, for example”: ten micro-fiction pieces.
Re-Imagining Palestine in a Changing Arab Region: A Conversation Between Norman Finkelstein and Raja ShehadehApril 2011
|Guernica and OR Books present a conversation between political scientist Norman Finkelstein and Palestinian writer and lawyer Raja Shehadeh at Alwan for the Arts, 8 p.m., April 19th.|
Mark Dowie: On the Fly Podcast: Todd Gitlin On America’s Divine ExceptionalismFebruary 2011
|The inaugural episode of Guernica editor-at-large Mark Dowie’s interview series features sociologist Todd Gitlin, who argues that the relationship between America and Israel is steeped in the belief that both nations were “chosen” by God.|
Palestine’s Great Book RobberyFebruary 2011 The Israeli filmmaker on the need to reclaim Palestinian books looted by Israeli forces in 1948 and why Israel’s internal conflict gives him hope for peace.
It Wasn’t a WarAugust 2010 The Israel critic and Holocaust heir on the “Gaza massacre,” the Goldstone Report, the public turn against Israeli policy, and the difference between “of” and “in.”
HomesickBy Eshkol Nevo, guest-edited by Assaf Gavron
The Arab is so stunned, he doesn’t move. Just stands there with his certificate and his rusty key. Not breathing.