Tag: israel

Richard Falk: General Golan’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech

May 2016

The Holocaust Remembrance Day Speech of Major General Yair Golan

Anna Furman: Meeting Edward Said

May 2016

Imagining a meeting with the post-colonial scholar.

Juliana Farha: Crushed

December 2015

To occupy words.

We Can Try to Be Human

August 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 Bodies

August 2015

Two acts of terrorism stir up memories of the West Bank and homophobia.

Richard Falk: Pondering Jonathan Pollard’s Release

August 2015

The moral conundrum of espionage and treason.

Richard Falk: The Significance of Israel’s Opposition to the Vienna Agreement

July 2015

Does the United States come to the negotiating table as a kingpin, or as an ally?

Max Blumenthal: The Fire Next Time

July 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 Liberation

June 2015

Walzer’s latest argument hinges precariously on his choice of case study.

Richard Falk: Israel’s Former President Underestimates Turkey and Iran

June 2015

Iran is not evil and Turkey was never in danger of becoming evil.

Richard Falk: Parodies of Parity

May 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 Struggle

May 2015

Words used against the grain.

Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

April 2015

The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.

Journey to the Other

April 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 After

March 2015

Congress's self-destructive embrace.

Michael Schwarz: Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle East

February 2015

How Gazan natural gas became the epicenter of an international power struggle

What the Trees Reveal

January 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 Potomac

November 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 Palestine

October 2014

What's the use of diplomatic recognition?

Richard Falk: After ‘Protective Edge’

September 2014

What is the future for Palestine and Israel?

Once Returned

August 2014

I admit my decision to move my family to Gaza is kind of strange.

Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in Gaza

August 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 Gaza

August 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 Words

August 2014

Dispatch from Gaza: A diary entry describes one hour of a sleepless night during the fighting.

Richard Falk: Poetry and War

August 2014

What is the poetic response to war?

Atef Abu Saif: The Children Have Barely Slept

July 2014

Dispatch from Gaza: Day-to-day life continues even in a war zone, but sleep does not.

Richard Falk: The Time has Come

July 2014

Do Israel's military operations against Gaza constitute war crimes?

Richard Falk: No Exit from Gaza

July 2014

The international community's failure to protect innocent Gazans is appalling.

To Zion and Back

July 2014

The journalist on the rise of Israeli extremism.

Robert Reich: The Three Biggest Right Wing Lies About Poverty

June 2014

Republicans ignore the real reasons for poverty in favor of neoliberal fantasies.

Richard Falk: Obama and Hubris at West Point

June 2014

Rejecting mindless militarism won't be the end of ultranationalism.

Richard Falk: Pope Francis Visits Palestine

May 2014

Can religious power still have transformative effects?

Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be Resumed

May 2014

The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

Old Wine, Broken Bottle

May 2014

Ari Shavit as harbinger of Israel’s new hard sell to American Jews.

Sue William Silverman: Summer of War and Apricots

February 2014

Identity and amour in an Israeli kibbutz following the Six-Day War.

Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming Israel

February 2014

Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.

Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

January 2014

A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.

From Left Field

December 2013

The controversial author unravels the complexity of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the “inevitable tragedy” at the heart of Zionism.

Exit Strategy

November 2013

In the occupied West Bank, “Undesirable life is ended, and unauthorized death is banned.”

Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli Democracy

October 2013

Journey to the center of a refugee camp.

A Hoopoe’s Unguiding Narrative

August 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 Tourists

April 2013

Hezbollah's recent activity casts doubt on its relationship with Europe.

Ira Chernus: Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes Closed

April 2013

When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.

Natalie Storey: Sacred Land

February 2013

The impossible and necessary vision of Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani

Richard Falk: An Early Assessment of the Gaza Ceasefire

November 2012

The recent Gaza ceasefire may be a turning point in the long Israeli-Palestinian struggle.

Oded Na’aman: It’s Mostly Punishment

November 2012

Testimonies by veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces from Gaza and elsewhere.

The Five-Star Occupation

August 2012

Is Ramallah’s economic boom a sign of progress or surrender?

Life Under Lockdown

August 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 Struggle

July 2012

In solidarity efforts, our way may not always be the best way.

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

July 2012

In an excerpt from his posthumous graphic memoir, Pekar contends with his identity and the Jewish state.

The World Without You

June 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 Invisibility

May 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 2012

May 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 2012

May 2012

The end of the Palestinian hunger strike provides opportunity for reflection on its media coverage, legacy, and history.

Randa Jarrar: Imagining Myself in Palestine

May 2012

On a recent trip to Israel, Randa Jarrar gets detained, denied entry, and sent to the "Arab Room."

Richard Falk: Under the Radar

May 2012

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners are staging hunger strikes in Israeli detention centers.

One to Nothing

April 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 Relationship

March 2012

Q&A with the recent winner of the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

Richard Falk: The Ordeal of Hana Shalabi

March 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 Door

March 2012

“Tell me a story,” the bearded man sitting on my living-room sofa commands. The situation, I must admit, is anything but pleasant.


November 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 Realist

November 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 Stories

May 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 Shehadeh

April 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 Exceptionalism

February 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 Robbery

February 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 War

August 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.”


By Eshkol Nevo, guest-edited by Assaf Gavron
January 2010

The Arab is so stunned, he doesn’t move. Just stands there with his certificate and his rusty key. Not breathing.