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Palestine: The attempt to erase a people’s arts

We want to thank +972 Magazine for the generous permission to publish an article on the Israeli authority’s assault against Jenin’s (West Bank) Freedom Theatre and the broader Israeli war on Palestinian artistic expression. +972 Magazine is unquestionably one of the most … Continue reading

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Human Rights Discourse Has Failed to Stop the Genocide in Gaza

In December, Hudia, a refugee in Rafah, kept a diary of the horrors Israel has been visiting upon Gaza since October. This is testimonial 18 of the Palestine Uncensored series published on the Verso Books Blog. Hudia, 13 February 2024 December 6, 2023 Gaza City and … Continue reading

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Free Palestine/Free Israel (VI): Jeff Halper

There is de facto a single state between the Jordan River an the Mediterranean Sea: Israel, as an occupying settler-colony, is the only state that exists in this territory. What remains under anything describable as a Palestinian authority are a … Continue reading

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Angela Davis: We deposit our dreams in Palestine

In an exercise of “telescoping”, Angela Davis helps us to see and understand the connections between the Palestinian struggle for self-determination against Israeli settler-colonialism, the more general struggle against persistent and historically rooted forms of racist colonialism and racial capitalism … Continue reading

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For Gaza: Ghassan Kanafani in the voice of John Berger

In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008) John Berger gave a moving reading of Palestinian writer, Ghassan Kanafani’s “Letter from Gaza”. Kanafani was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in 1972.

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Ghassan Salhab: The Dawn?

From lundimatin, #409, December 27, 2023 … Do not believe that man grows up. No: he is born suddenly – a word, in an instant, penetrates his heart with a new pulse. It takes but one scene to make him … Continue reading

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Ian Alan Paul: Anaesthetic Violence

Ill Will has published the second part of an earlier reflection on the current Israeli violence against Palestinians, by Ian Alan Paul, this time offering an analysis of the politics of death in Palestine. Both essays are excellent and as … Continue reading

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The “Deaths” of Poet Writers: Nour El-Din Haggag and Refaat Alareer

From lundimatin, #407, December 11, 2023 … The young Palestinian writer and poet Nour El-Din Haggag has just died on December 5, followed on December 7 by the poet Refaat Alareer, after the bombing of their house in Gaza. One … Continue reading

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Eyal Weizman: The architecture of power in Israel’s war on the Palestinians

The architecture of colonialism and segregation by Israel is a multi-layered and shifting deployment of techniques of separation and surveillance; multi-layered because the well-known “wall of separation” in the West Bank is but one of a number physical obstacles employed … Continue reading

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Judith Butler: Palestinians Are Not Being “Regarded as People” by Israel and US

The Truthout news service has generously given us permission to share an excellent interview with Judith Butler by George Yancy, on this most recent Israeli military campaign against Gaza and its people. (31/10/2023) Judith Butler calls for immediate ceasefire, Palestinians’ … Continue reading

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