Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian ‘Battle for Peace’ Continues

by Avraham Spraragen

Despite the unprecedented double set of Knesset elections in 2019, Jerusalem remains in political limbo. Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s Blue & White party sought to overtake incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to no avail. In the April election, each party won 35 of 120 parliamentary seats while in September, Gantz’s […]

January 17th, 2020|Israel, Palestine|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel–Palestine’s Toughest Questions’ by Jamie Stern-Weiner

Book Review – ‘Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel–Palestine’s Toughest Questions’ by Jamie Stern-Weiner

by Yoav Kapshuk

What more could be written about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that has lasted over a century with no solution in sight? The Oslo process ended a long time ago, settlements continue to develop and the prospects for a two-state solution do not seem realistic. Jamie Stern-Weiner’s Moment of Truth comes around 50 years after the 1967 war. In […]

Rethinking Transnational Solidarities

By Nour Abu-Assab and Nof Nasser-Eddin
This blog and others in the series are based on presentations during a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019.

Often, in mainstream institutions, similar to the LSE and many other universities in the Global North, voices from the margin and the Global South are only allowed to be vocalised in ways […]

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    Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

by Polly Withers
This is the introduction to a series of memos presented as part of a panel organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 26 February 2019. 

In February 2019, the LSE Middle East Centre workshop titled “Sexualities and LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa” aimed to create a space for critical interventions on sexualities and approaches to activism […]

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    Book Review – ‘From the River to the Sea: Palestine and Israel in the Shadow of “Peace”‘ by Mandy Turner

Book Review – ‘From the River to the Sea: Palestine and Israel in the Shadow of “Peace”‘ by Mandy Turner

by Ian Black
A ‘rigorously analytical’ new collection of essays, edited by the Kenyon Institute’s Mandy Turner, seeks to explain what has happened during (and since) the long and dubious Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Grim insights into the Palestinian condition are followed by the hopeful vision of a single democratic state, but is such a solution feasible?
Correction: This review initially implied […]

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