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    Book Review – ‘Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936–9’ by Matthew Hughes

Book Review – ‘Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936–9’ by Matthew Hughes

by Ian Black
The 1936–9 Arab Revolt against British rule in Palestine, and its suppression by the British army, was a precursor to the devastating war against the nascent Israeli state that the Palestinians lost a decade later. Matthew Hughes’s extensively researched new study shows how, with a ruthlessly effective combination of brutality and ‘non-lethal oppressive collective punishment’, the British quelled the revolt and […]

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    Housing, Rubbish, Walls and Failing Infrastructure in East Jerusalem

Housing, Rubbish, Walls and Failing Infrastructure in East Jerusalem

by Manal Massalha

Palestinians in East Jerusalem live in compromised housing conditions, subject to racialised planning and zoning policies, and treated as foreign immigrants in their own city: automatic revocation of their residency rights applies if they fail to prove that Jerusalem is their centre of life.

Their numbers grew from about 69,000 in 1967 – when Israel occupied and annexed East […]

Populism, Global Order and the Iran-Israel Nexus

by Shabnam Holliday

Recent years have seen a surge in the prevalence of populist politics globally. While there is considerable debate regarding what populism is, it is generally agreed that populists pitch ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. Populists portray themselves as speaking for ‘the people’. Much of the scholarship focuses on how and why populism develops in a domestic political […]

April 1st, 2019|Iran, Israel|0 Comments|
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    From Taboo to Cooperation: Israel’s Changing Relations with the Arab World

From Taboo to Cooperation: Israel’s Changing Relations with the Arab World

by Doron Matza and Adam Hoffman

Forty years ago this month, on 26 March 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a historic peace treaty. While such a public diplomatic achievement between Israel and the Arab world only happened once more – with Jordan in 1994 – Israel’s relations with the Arab states are characterised today by unprecedented cooperation and semi-public relations. […]

March 29th, 2019|Israel|0 Comments|
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    Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights

Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights

by Muna Dajani

On the morning of 30 October 2018, the Jawlanis (Syrian residents of the occupied Golan Heights) carried out a significant act of protest, with hundreds blocking polling stations against yet another Israeli attempt to normalise its occupation/annexation of the area by pushing for a ‘democratic’ local council election. Since 1967, the Jawlanis (mostly Druze Arabs), have refused […]

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