“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.”
“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.”
“Palestinians are holding their breath as they wait to see if the Palestinian Authority’s desperate attempts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the city of Bethlehem is working.”
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.
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.
“After U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited ‘peace deal’ for the Israel-Palestine conflict, Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned the proposal as ‘unacceptable’ and called for an end to Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.”
“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.”