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.

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Israel’s Biggest Racists

Independent journalist David Sheen sheds light on the rehabilitation of the most reactionary American-born rabbis by the Netanyahu Likud Party and their decades-long efforts to turn all of Israel*Palestine (and territories beyond) into a single racially pure religious state.

The Flowers of Arabic Literature in America

Collector and scholar Dr. Edmund Ghareeb discusses the little known history of Arabic language books published in the United States, including books by early Arab-American women writers and known luminaries like Khalil Gibran Khalil.

2019 Annual Conference: Panel II

On Panel II of the annual conference, speakers Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Grant Smith, Yousef Munayyer, and Lara Friedman discuss Geopolitics, the US Perspective on the Deal, BDS, and the Media & Palestine.

2019 Annual Conference: Panel II

On Panel II of the annual conference, speakers Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Grant Smith, Yousef Munayyer, and Lara Friedman discuss the topics of geopolitics, BDS, the Media & Palestine, and US perspective on the “Deal of the Century”.

2019 Annual Conference: Panel I

On Panel I of the annual conference Dr. Randa Farah, Dr. Osamah Khalil, Max Blumenthal, and Dr. Elizabeth Campbell discuss  the following topics: liquidating Right of Return, UNRWA, US and Israeli Policies .

Refugees Looking for Home

Palestinian-American poet and environmental scholar Sharif Elmusa, and activist artist Susan Smith present an intersectional multimedia event that includes readings of poetry of and about the refugee experience from different world-regions with an exhibition of recent artwork.