Palestinians must be able to speak their truth

Media Diversified joins 83 migrant and BAME groups to voice concerns that the IHRA definition on anti-Semitism may restrict the right of Palestinians to describe their recent history Read More

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The Bedouin village Al Khan al Ahmar is the latest victim in Israel’s long list of war crimes

“Should the Israeli authorities choose to implement the outstanding demolition orders in the community and force the people to leave, they would not only generate significant humanitarian hardship but also commit one of the grave breaches of international humanitarian law” 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