Research

“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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“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 Israel/Palestine Conflict and the Challenge of Anti-Racism: A Case Study of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism” by Abigail B. Bakan and Yasmeen Abu-Laban

ABSTRACT This article forwards an analysis about Israel/Palestine in relation to race in global context, through the case study of the UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) process (2001–2011). Although the WCAR has been widely framed as “antisemitic” we demonstrate this interpretation is unfounded, through highlighting legitimate claims for Palestinian human rights and other oppressed …

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“The Red Priest of Haifa: Rafiq Farah (1921–2020)” by Randa Farah

ABSTRACT: Rafiq Farah, archdeacon of the Anglican Church and the author’s father, chaired the Society for the Defense of Arab Minority Rights in Israel from 1951 to 1965. This article draws on oral history recorded by the author, on personal documents, and on archival material to chronicle the events that led to the Society’s formation, …

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“A Pandemic in an Age of Omnipresent Sovereign Power: The Plight of Palestine” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

ABSTRACT The essay focuses on three features of the COVID-19 pandemic in Palestine, each highlighting one of the interconnected dimensions of settler colonial sovereign power. First is the governance of life, where every aspect of Palestinian life is governed  through population lockdowns. Second is the control over death, where the infected Palestinian body is disposed …

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“The Olive Tree and the Palestinian Struggle Against Settler-Colonialism” by Rehab Nazzal

This essay presents a visual account of the Israeli settler-colonial encroachment into Palestinian land. Based on my experience, and adopting a settler-colonial theoretical framework focused on studies of genocide and the tradition of documentary photography, I provide a participant-based analysis and visual documentation of Israel’s destruction of Palestinian land and uprooting of its ancient olive …

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“Critical Art and Censorship: Encounter of a Palestinian-Canadian Artist” by Rehab Nazzal

CRITICAL ART OR POLITICAL ART often plays a significant role in disrupting the status quo by challenging systems and structures of power. It can revise and counter the dominant histories of the “victors,” engage with and confront socio-political conditions, and foresee a better world. Critical art has the potential, through its various forms and interventions, …

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