Art, Music & Culture

A tree-hugging "peace" film detached from Palestine's reality

Maureen Clare Murphy
17 April 2014

Funded by the EU, Under the Same Sun portrays boycotters of Israel as bullies.

Resisting the “cannibalization” of Palestine’s heritage

Sarah Irving
15 April 2014

Patrick Stewart’s film “It’s Better to Jump” shows the insidious ways that the historic city of Akka is being ethnically cleansed.

Sweet and sinister images from Gaza's hottest artists

Sarah Irving
10 April 2014

Hazem Harb’s limbless figures resemble Francis Bacon’s most celebrated work.

How Harry Truman learned to love Israel

Rod Such
31 March 2014

John Judis’ book Genesis recalls that the White House was initially hostile to Israel’s establishment.

Can a focus on “Palestinian narrative” be dangerous to Palestinian rights?

Sarah Irving
28 March 2014

Anna Bernard expands on Edward Said’s assertion that Israeli and Palestinian literature “cannot be separated.”

India and Palestine: connected by struggle

Marcy Newman
20 March 2014

Although Ariel Sharon considered New Delhi a “strategic partner,” India’s independence movement was strongly critical of Israel.

Gaza youth defied “smell of death” to form popular band

Khaled Alashqar
Gaza City
12 March 2014

The Watar Band was formed following Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s murderous assault in late 2008 and early 2009.

Fighting the occupation with a needle and thread

Yara Hawari
Jerusalem
5 March 2014

Ramallah-based fashion designers of Ibra wa Khayt use old Palestinian clothing to make modern garments.

A timely reminder that right to return can be implemented

Rod Such
28 February 2014

Allowing refugees to return home has been an essential component to resolving many conflicts, a new collection of essays points out.

A bitter-sweet glimpse into what Jerusalem might have been

Sarah Irving
25 February 2014

Wasif Jawhariyyeh’s memoirs indicate that Jews, Muslims and Christians enjoyed good relations before Israel was established.

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