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“Si c’est la guerre” by Dyala Hamzah

Si c’est la guerre, M. Nétanyahou, la IVe Convention de Genève interdit à la puissance occupante que vous êtes, de transférer sa population dans le territoire occupé : 700 000 colons israéliens vivent pourtant aujourd’hui en Cisjordanie et à Jérusalem-Est, dans 279 colonies illégales en droit international. En toute impunité. Bien que pas un seul pays …

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“Oppressive pines: Uprooting Israeli green colonialism and implanting Palestinian A’wna” by Ghada Sasa

Abstract This article provides a comprehensive overview of Israeli green colonialism, denoting the apartheid state’s misappropriation of environmentalism to eliminate the Indigenous people of Palestine and usurp its resources. I focus on the violence of ‘protected areas’, encompassing national parks, forests, and nature reserves. This article argues that Israel primarily establishes them to (1) justify …

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“Anti-Palestinian Racism: Analyzing the Unnamed and Suppressed Reality” by Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan

For the past fifteen years, we have worked jointly and equally as political scientists with roots in the Palestinian (Abu-Laban) and Jewish (Bakan) diasporic and cultural traditions to analyze Israel/Palestine in relation to race, racism, and anti-racism. For much of the post-World War Two era, race has been curiously absent within political science scholarship in …

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“What is Israel’s word worth?” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On October 22, Israel issued a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups – Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees – as “terrorist organisations”…. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/12/7/what-is-israels-word-worth

“The Toronto District School Board’s real scandal is anti-Palestinian racism” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

In an equity talk he was asked to give to members of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) two weeks ago, Desmond Cole, a well-known Black author, activist, and journalist in Canada, dared to utter two words: Free Palestine. The moment he said it, moderators demanded he explain how Free Palestine doesn’t entail the “destruction …

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“Mandated Memory : The schooling of Palestine in Anis Sayigh’s and Nicola Ziadeh’s Recollections” by Dyala Hamzah

Nicola Ziadeh (1907–2006) and Anis Sayigh (1931–2009) were ubiquitousPalestinian public intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century, whose voices could be heard on the Arab world’s major broadcasting networks, whose pens defined or shaped the columns of its press, and who devoted a lifetime to building the institutional pillars of Palestinian culture and, …

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“The choice is between Israeli colonialism vs. decolonial justice” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

According to the Israeli state and pro-Israel groups, the Palestinian critique of Israel ultimately stems from a disposition of evil and hate. Pick any of these groups, and you’ll find repeated ad nauseum the assertion that this critique is geared towards the “vilification” and “demonization” of Israel, as if that is the end goal of …

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“Urgently needed – a ‘Palestinian-Montrealer’!” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On May 11, as Israel was unleashing its military machine in occupied Jerusalem and elsewhere, I was put into contact with CBC Radio-Montreal who were looking for someone to interview to discuss the violent events in Sheikh Jarrah. After offering myself to speak on one of their programmes on the requested day of May 12, …

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