Tag: Palestine

Elizabeth A. McInerny: Fabric of Resistance

August 2016

An exhibition in Beirut challenges conventional perspectives to tell a political history of Palestinian embroidery

Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

August 2016

In his new book, Jeremy Hammond argues that the peace process has become a bridge to nowhere.

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.

Kamal Aljafari: Unfinished Balconies in the Sea

February 2016

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari talks to Nathalie Handal about the poetry of memory, and displacement in Palestine

Juliana Farha: Crushed

December 2015

To occupy words.

Rahat Kurd: Out of It: An Exchange with Palestinian-British Writer Selma Dabbagh

October 2015

Selma Dabbagh talks about the personal and political in her debut novel, Out of It.

Richard Falk: There are FIFA Scandals Worse Than Bribes

June 2015

On the other FIFA scandal that goes beyond corruption: the continued mistreatment of the Palestinian Soccer Association.

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.

Sandy Tolan: Flute at the Check Point

May 2015

The everyday politics of confinement and the power of music in Palestine.

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

Jon Rubin: Conflict Kitchen

January 2015

Chelsea Haines talks with artist Jon Rubin about the surprisingly controversial politics of serving Palestinian food in Pittsburgh.

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.

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?

Kareem James Abu-Zeid: A Search for Justice and Expansive Identities

August 2014

Nathalie Handal talks to Kareem James Abu-Zeid about translating the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish and conveying the layered politics and fluid identities found in his work.

Once Returned

August 2014

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

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.


August 2014

you’re nothing, / absolutely nothing, / but a Palestinian.

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.

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.

Sousan Hammad: Islands of Amnesia

February 2014

Guilt was a knot in my grandfather’s stomach, and the decision to leave was a wound that only surfaced when he faded out of this world.

By the Sea

February 2014

The filmmaker on finding inspiration in poetry and the meaning of “home” in Palestine.

Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming Israel

February 2014

Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.

Richard Falk: Uncovering Occupied Palestine

February 2014

Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad's Omar.

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.

Michelle Chen: A Deluge of Sewage in Palestine, but Still No Water

December 2013

When a natural resource becomes a weapon of war.

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.”

A Re-Imagined Palestine

September 2013

Larissa Sansour explores the Palestinian condition by using science fiction in her films and photography.

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.

Richard Falk: On Human Identity

July 2012

It's time to focus on the things that unite us in the common struggle for a brighter future.

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.

Ian Rhodewalt: Running in Palestine

May 2012

In Palestine, running can be more than an athletic endeavor.

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.

Capturing Tripoli

March 2012 One year after the UN approval of a no-fly zone over Libya, Award-winning photojournalist and war correspondent Medyan Dairieh discusses life on the frontline.

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.


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.

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.

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.”