Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s delivery of the 2019 Hisham Sharabi Memorial Lecture addresses the necessity of re-articulating the Palestinian narrative, based on the aspirations of the Palestinian people. He reminds us that they are the protagonists of the Palestinian story, the victims of oppression and the main channel of resistance, starting with the creation of Israel on the ruins of Palestinian towns and villages in 1948.
After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, Israel has created an apartheid system in historic Palestine. Yet, opposition to Israeli policies are growing within Jewish communities and among Western progressives, while the rise of populist movements around the world has confused party lines on the question and the Palestinian-led boycott campaign continues to gain momentum. White argues that is urgent to plot a course to avoid the mistakes of the past—to create a real way forward in Palestine.
“More than 200 Palestinians have been killed since the launch of the Great March of Return along Gaza’s boundary with Israel on 30 March 2018.
Palestinians participating in the protest series are demanding their right to return to the lands on the other side of the boundary from which their families were expelled decades earlier.”
“Last Wednesday, as I was preparing to depart for the United States for a series of speaking engagements, I was abruptly stopped and prevented from boarding my flight at Ben Gurion airport. The US consulate informed the airline staff that US immigration has banned me from entering the country, despite having a valid visa, without providing a reason.”
In this short essential book, Sunaina Maira situates the academic boycott (of the Palestinian led call for Boycott Sanctions Divestment) in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as in Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts.
By Mohamed Mohamed
Israeli elections have just concluded, and the results indicate that Benjamin Netanyahu is set to win a fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister. The race between Netanyahu and his strongest challenger, Benjamin Gantz, who is a former Chief of Staff of Israeli military forces, was very tight. But even if Gantz and his associated political parties had won, Palestinians would still gain nothing.
David Sheen, an independent Canadian-Israeli journalist, recently gave a talk about Israeli politics and Israeli public opinion at the Palestine Center. In his presentation, Sheen outlines the facts and realities of the Israeli public’s attitudes, and how they correlate with the platforms of Israeli political parties.
Independent journalist and human rights defender David Sheen gives an unflinching interrogation and a compelling analysis of the state of Israel*Palestine under Trump and Netanyahu.
“Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s justice minister, posted this video for her New Right party in which she boasts of its fascism.The ad is ostensibly ironic, mocking left-wing concerns about Shaked’s attack on whatever independence Israel’s judiciary still has.The 44-second video presents Shaked as an elegant model in an ad for a fancy perfume called ‘Fascism.'”
By Mohamed Mohamed
In the latest annual human rights report released by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Golan Heights is no longer described as “Israeli-occupied,” but rather, “Israeli-controlled.”
This change in language is similar to one that started to show up since last year’s report, when the “Israel and the Occupied Territories” section was renamed to “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.”