Palestine

Book Review – ‘Lords of the Desert’ by James Barr

by Jim Muir
James Barr has produced a worthy successor to ‘A Line in the Sand’, his masterly study of collusion, rivalry and skulduggery as the British and French wrestled to carve up the Middle East to their own benefit in the early decades of the 20th century. Here he carries forward the story, showing how the Americans, far from […]

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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 […]

Economic Development in Palestine and Beyond

by Patrick Kaczmarczyk

Recently, the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS) has published a comprehensive study on Palestinian economic development. In this report, co-authored by my colleagues Heiner Flassbeck, Michael Paetz, and I, we explore possible solutions as to how Palestine could sustainably finance its deficits. Very soon after the Israeli elections this week, Jared Kushner, the US President’s son-in-law and senior […]

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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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