Art, Music & Culture

Review: tortured optimism in Raja Shehadeh's "Occupation Diaries"

Sarah Irving
31 August 2012
Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority come under sharp criticism in Raja Shehadeh’s Occupation Diaries.

Glenn Greenwald skewers US injustices in compelling latest book

Maureen Clare Murphy
28 August 2012
Columnist Glenn Greenwald’s most recent book demonstrates “how the law is used to destroy equality and protect the powerful” in the United States today.

New book "Freedom Sailors" provides riveting account of siege-breaking journey to Gaza

Rod Such
21 August 2012
Freedom Sailors is a first-hand account of the first successful attempt to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip by sailing two boats into Gaza City in 2008.

"After Zionism" puts forth debates on one-state solution

Sarah Irving
14 August 2012
After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine is a significant contribution to the literature on the one-state/two-state debate.

Book review: how Israeli school textbooks teach kids to hate

Asa Winstanley
11 August 2012
A new book examines how the widespread inculcation of anti-Palestinian ideology in the minds of Israel’s youth is achieved in school textbooks.

Book review: Comic curmudgeon Harvey Pekar faces truth about Israel

Joy Ellison
7 August 2012
The legendary late comic book writer Harvey Pekar and illustrator JT Waldman examine Pekar’s disillusionment with the State of Israel in Not the Israel my Parents Promised Me.

Magic realism with footnotes: novelist Nasrallah creates a genre of his own

Raymond Deane
28 July 2012
Ibrahim Nasrallah’s Time of White Horses is a bewildering labyrinth of a book, yet its very untidiness conveys a powerful sense of the textures of place, time and custom of Palestine’s history.

New documentary inadvertently demonstrates failures of Zionist left

Asa Winstanley
18 July 2012
My Neighborhood purportedly tells the story of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. But beyond the fact that Palestinians are being kicked out, we learn little of their story.

Book review: "BDS provides a way to break our collective chains"

Rod Such
14 July 2012
The Case for Sanctions Against Israel offers background not only for boycott, divestment and sanctions activists, but also for those new to the issue.

Book review: Finkelstein airbrushes Palestinians out of their own struggle

Asa Winstanley
11 July 2012
In his latest book, Norman Finkelstein superbly criticizes Zionist revisionist historians but ignores Palestinian agency.


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