By invoking self-defense, Israel changes the conversation from its colonial crimes against the Palestinians to the injuries it has itself incurred as a result.
Bashir Abu-Manneh is head of the School of English at the University of Kent and a Jacobin contributing editor.
Israel and its supporters are ramping up efforts to outlaw solidarity with Palestinians in the name of combating antisemitism. But these authoritarian maneuvers can’t hide the fact that Israel is losing the battle for public opinion over its denial of Palestinian rights.
Twenty years ago today, the second Palestinian intifada began in response to a provocation from Israel’s Ariel Sharon after the collapse of US-sponsored peace talks. The brutal Israeli response inaugurated a war on Palestinian society that continues to this day.
Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian politician in Israel. In an interview, she explains why Palestinian citizens in Israel must connect their struggles to ending the Israeli occupation and the siege of Gaza, and fighting for the right of return and a state for all of the country’s citizens.
Palestinians in Israel are not the kingmakers of Zionist politics. The Joint List leadership should uphold their just national cause and actively organize against their social exclusion. They shouldn’t support coalition governments that oppose it.
Despite Israel’s best efforts, the Palestinians have not disappeared.
Nonviolent struggle against violent occupiers is politically effective. That’s why Israel fears and represses it.
The new play “Oslo” disguises colonial domination as savvy conflict resolution.
Rally against US imperial intervention, but remember Assad’s crimes and be in solidarity with his victims.
Recent events have shown how untenable Israel’s dream of “occupation with security” is.
Supporting Palestinian liberation requires just one thing: upholding the right to self-determination.
Israel and its allies cannot hold back the struggle for democracy, human rights, and self-determination for much longer.