Israel’s drive to ethnically cleanse Tel Aviv of Africans must be fought

Richard Sudan reflects on the anti-immigration sentiment faced by Sudanese and Eritrean migrants and refugees in southern Tel Aviv Read More


Eritrean refugees are being treated as a ‘cancer in the body’ of Israel

Olivia Woldemikael argues that the Israeli state must stop seeing African refugees as a plague to be deported or imprisoned Read More

After Chakrabarti: We Need to Talk About Zionism

by Hilary Aked The left should “stop talking about Zionism”, Labour’s Jon Lansman argued recently in the wake of a row that engulfed the party over anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and led to the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry. The inquiry, which was released yesterday, suggests a better way forward. Chakrabarti, who disclosed that she had joined the… Read More

How Law illustrates the non-war in Gaza

by Tanzil Chowdhury Even a vapid take on Israel-Palestine, void of allegiances or ideological commitments illustrates, at the very least, that to call it a ‘war’ is a misnomer. War suggests some sense of equality, not in claims and stakes, but in military might. A glance at the death tolls and the demographic of those… Read More

Alive again…. Lucky again

Israel began its intensified offensive against Gaza on the 11th July. The stated aim of the onslaught, which includes airstrikes by US made F16 fighter jets, was to destroy Hamas tunnels and ‘protect’ Israeli civilians from rocket fire. Since then, more than 710 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed, about a third of the… Read More

Becoming White in the U.S.

by Sinthujan Varatharajah Tal Fortgang’s essay, “Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege”, published in the conservative Princeton Tory and later picked up by TIME, Fox News, NYT, CBS News and various other media outfits caused a real online stir. In his piece, the 19-year-old decries the usage of the phrase “check your… Read More

Everyday Prisons – Women’s Lives Under Occupation

by Samah Saleh Hanan, a Palestinian woman, was released in a prisoner exchange, after serving five years of her life sentence. In an interview, during my research on women in Israeli prisons, Hanan closed her eyes as she described prison as no more than a series of boxes. The boxes are connected to each other’ she… Read More

A Young Boy’s Journey Symbolises the Struggle of the Palestinian People

This review was first published on the F-Word blog by Huma Munshi The Birds Eye View Film Festival this year celebrated Arab women filmmakers. They hail from a region ripe for storytelling, given its rich history and diverse cultures and all the more engaging with the Arab Spring, a movement from the masses to bring about… Read More

It’s a Year Since #Israel’s Anti-African pogroms. What Now?

by Robert Kazandjian, Ali Hocine Dimerdji and Samantha Asumadu Thursday, May 23, 2013, marked exactly one year to the day when a thousand Jewish Israelis ran rampant through the streets of Tel Aviv, smashing and looting African-operated businesses and physically assaulting any dark-skinned person they came across. Sadly, the Israeli economic, political and religious establishment… Read More