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Hamas’ Coming of Age

by Yash Karunakaran

During the March of Return demonstrations, 22 Palestinian civilians were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel. While this may be me a far cry from the 2,200 people left dead during the 2014 50-day conflict, this latest bloodshed is different insofar as it involved the shooting of unarmed […]

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    Israelis look to the Arabian Gulf to do business (and more…) with their enemies’ enemies…

Israelis look to the Arabian Gulf to do business (and more…) with their enemies’ enemies…

by Ian Black

Lurid posters praising Donald Trump are still on display in Jerusalem – thanking the president for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city’s Talpiot neighbourhood. The building that used to be the American consulate is close to the old ‘green line’ border that separated Israel from the Jordanian West Bank until the 1967 war. […]

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    ‘Mowing the Grass’ and the Force/Casualty Tradeoff: Israel’s predictable response to the Gaza protests

‘Mowing the Grass’ and the Force/Casualty Tradeoff: Israel’s predictable response to the Gaza protests

by Ben Reiff

Gaza’s Great March of Return has lasted for over six weeks.

Israel’s military response – resulting in around 40 Palestinian deaths and some 5,000 injuries – has drawn international censure, though Israel claims to be responding to imminent threats to its security orchestrated by Hamas.

Far from an aberration, the only thing novel about the current clashes is their design. Examining Israeli military […]

On Bi-national Decolonisation in Israel/Palestine

by Bashir Bashir and Rachel Busbridge

Bi-nationalism, as a prescriptive political project that would affirm equal rights to national self-determination for Palestinians and Israeli Jews, is rarely treated as a serious political alternative to the two and one-state solutions in Israel/Palestine. Given the constitutive settler colonial dimensions of the Zionist project, the idea that Palestinian rights to national self-determination in […]

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    Book Review – Mansour Nasasra’s ‘The Naqab Bedouins: A Century of Politics and Resistance’

Book Review – Mansour Nasasra’s ‘The Naqab Bedouins: A Century of Politics and Resistance’

by Dina Matar

The Naqab, the southern region of historic Palestine, is increasingly becoming an established site of interest and research within Palestine studies and, more broadly, studies of marginalised populations in the Middle East that offer more nuanced approaches towards understanding these groups without resorting to well-trodden Orientalist tropes. Mansour Nasasra’s book falls within this expanding body of scholarship and […]

March 21st, 2018|Book Reviews, Israel|1 Comment|

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