Emma Watson’s Advocacy of Palestinian Rights is Justified

On January 3, 2022, Emma Watson, a famous English actress, posted an image of a pro-Palestinian rally, with the words "Solidarity is a verb" written across it. It was accompanied by the following quote about the meaning of solidarity from the academic Sara Ahmed: "Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, … Continue reading “Emma Watson’s Advocacy of Palestinian Rights is Justified”

The Inhumanity of Israeli Settler-Colonialism

On June 15, 2021, Israeli far-right nationalists took part in a flag-waving march through occupied East Jerusalem. The so-called March of the Flags beats the drums of colonialism – it is an open celebration of the anniversary of Israel’s 1967 occupation of the city’s eastern part. The Israeli government decided shortly after the end of … Continue reading “The Inhumanity of Israeli Settler-Colonialism”

Palestinian Liberation Struggle and the Importance of Anti-imperialism

In 1974, at the 29th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, made his "olive branch" speech, for which he received a standing ovation. "Today I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter’s gun. Do not let the olive branch fall from … Continue reading “Palestinian Liberation Struggle and the Importance of Anti-imperialism”

Israel’s Murderous Attacks on Gaza

Israel is again conducting bloody attacks on Gaza. Interminable rounds of shelling by Israeli terrorists – known as Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) – have left in their wake infant corpses and blood-stained rubble of residential buildings. Every attempt is being made to decapitate the present and disembowel any hope for a better future. The current … Continue reading “Israel’s Murderous Attacks on Gaza”

The Ethnic Cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah

In 1983, Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), said, "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Today, we are seeing such attempts of dehumanization in Sheikh Jarrah – an area … Continue reading “The Ethnic Cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah”

The Political Logic of Zionism

Angela Davis – a famous activist and author – was scheduled to speak at an event by Butler University titled "Joint Struggle and Collective Liberation" on April 1, 2021, but the university authorities decided on March 29, 2021, to cancel it, without letting the organizers know. Mark Apple, interim director of strategic communications at Butler, … Continue reading “The Political Logic of Zionism”

Palestinian Children and Israeli Settler Colonialism

On 21 January, 2021, a six-year-old Palestinian boy and his three-year-old brother were wounded after a group of masked Israelis attacked their family’s car outside the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. While the six-year old boy sustained injuries to his face after being hit with a rock, his younger brother was cut by broken … Continue reading “Palestinian Children and Israeli Settler Colonialism”

Medical Apartheid in Palestine

Medical apartheid is moving at full speed in Palestine. Israel has refused an informal request from the World Health Organization (WHO) to immediately make COVID-19 vaccines available to Palestinian medical workers to avert a health disaster, citing shortages of jabs for their own citizens. The specified reason does not hold water. The Israeli government has … Continue reading “Medical Apartheid in Palestine”

Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine

Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine In January 2021, the TikTok account of Quds News Network (QNN) – a popular Palestinian outlet – was removed without any notice, in a move widely deemed as censorship. Hamzah al Shobaki, the platform’s TikTok account manager, said the account was deleted after it shared 1,200 posts related to Arab … Continue reading “Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine”