Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine

“Forty-four years ago today, the Israeli police shot six Palestinian citizens of Israel dead as they were protesting against the Israeli government’s expropriation of thousands of acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee. Since then, March 30 has been known as Land Day and is an important date in the Palestinian political calendar.”

Coronavirus: Advice from Palestinians on life under lockdown

“I phoned my mother to ask: ‘What were we doing during curfew times in the Intifada?’ My mother laughed, and replied: ‘We baked. A lot.’ Indeed, I remember our house in Ramallah being full of the aromas of all the different cakes.”

The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left

The Movement and the Middle East offers the first assessment of the controversial and ultimately debilitating role of the Arab-Israeli conflict among left-wing activists during a turbulent period of American history. Michael R. Fischbach shows how, as the 1970s wore on, the cleavages emerging within the American Left widened, weakening the Movement and leaving a lasting impact that still affects progressive American politics today.

Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic field research, Ilana Feldman’s new book provides a comprehensive account of the Palestinian refugee experience living with humanitarian assistance in many spaces and across multiple generations.

DECADES AFTER A PALESTINIAN AMERICAN ACTIVIST WAS ASSASSINATED IN CALIFORNIA, TWO SUSPECTS IN HIS KILLING ARE LIVING OPENLY IN ISRAEL

“ALEX ODEH WAS born in 1944 in British Mandate Palestine to a Christian family in the West Bank village of Jifna, near Ramallah, just four years before the founding of Israel. He immigrated in 1972 to the United States, where he became a spokesperson for the Arab American community, challenging negative portrayals of Middle Easterners and Muslims, which were back then at least as commonplace as they are today.”