The Electronic Intifada’s Top 32 of 2013

This image posted by an Israeli soldier made world headlines after The Electronic Intifada published it in February 2013.  


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As we look forward to the new year, we decided to look back at The Electronic Intifada’s most-read articles of 2013.

A “Top 10” list would not have done justice to so many talented writers and media makers whose work we were proud to publish.

But even this “Top 32” list only scratches the surface.

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Top 12 blog posts

  1. Watch the video on Israeli racism The New York Times didn’t want you to see (18 October 2013)

  2. Israeli soldier posts disturbing Instagram photo of child in crosshairs of his rifle (15 February 2013)

  3. Gaza Split: Watch Palestinian spoof of viral Van Damme Volvo video (7 December 2013)

  4. Stoned, naked, armed and dangerous: more disturbing images from an Israeli soldier’s Instagram (19 February 2013)

  5. “Castrate them!” “Burn them!” “Bullet in the head!”: Facebook Israelis react to photo of Palestinian kids (22 March 2013)

  6. Israeli soldiers have depraved “fun” making “Rachel Corrie pancakes” (19 July 2013)

  7. London church blocks its facade with replica of Israeli wall around Bethlehem (25 December 2013)

  8. Why isn’t the government calling the LAX shooting “terrorism?” (3 November 2013)

  9. Al Jazeera management orders Joseph Massad article pulled in act of pro-Israel censorship (19 May 2013)

  10. Obama’s rush to judgment: Was the Boston bombing really a “terrorist” act? (20 April 2013)

  11. US university lecturer’s shocking hate speech against Arab, Muslim students condemned (12 February 2013)

  12. “5 Broken Cameras” wins Palestine’s first Emmy (27 November 2013)

Top 6 op-eds

  1. Palestinian refugees are not at your service, Moe Ali Nayel (17 May 2013)

  2. Eight questions Palestinian queers are tired of hearing, Ghaith Hilal (27 November 2013)

  3. We must never forget the massacre in Deir Yassin, Dina Elmuti (8 April 2013)

  4. The taboo on boycotting Israel has been broken, David Lloyd (26 November 2013)

  5. As Jews we say “Birthright” trips must end, Aviva Stahl, Sarah Woolf and Sam Elliott Bick (29 April 2013)

  6. Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism, Ilan Pappe (18 October 2013)

Top 9 reports and features

  1. Boycotting Israel is the “way to go,” says Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, David Cronin (18 March 2013)

  2. Weddady’s Free Arabs, American Islamic Congress and the pro-Israel funders who helped them rise, Max Blumenthal (7 May 2013)

  3. Student wins right to display Palestinian flag at Texas graduation, Fidaa Elaydi (26 June 2013)

  4. Israeli professor working in US calls Palestinian student a “cockroach”, Gabriel Schivone and Nora Barrows-Friedman (19 March 2013)

  5. How school privatization hawks Teach For America promote Israel, Max Blumenthal (20 August 2013)

  6. Israel blocked me from going to my own wedding, Mohammed Kartoum (8 August 2013)

  7. Apologists for Israel take top posts at BBC, Amena Saleem (23 April 2013)

  8. SodaStream “treats us like slaves,” says Palestinian factory worker, Stephanie Westbrook (9 May 2013)

  9. Why are Egyptian media demonizing Palestinians?, Hanine Hassan (23 July 2013)

Top 5 in arts, culture and reviews

  1. Mohammed Assaf: champion of the people or the powerful?, Reem Kelani (29 July 2013)

  2. New book celebrates besieged Gaza’s vibrant (and spicy) cuisine, Hadeel Assali (30 January 2013)

  3. 1970s film of Palestinian struggle in Lebanon restored, Maureen Murphy (17 November 2013)

  4. Blumenthal’s “Goliath” holds mirror to Israeli society, Rod Such (4 November 2013)

  5. Palestine portrayed as plastic state in new art show, Sarah Irving (19 June 2013)

And don’t forget that there was a year of striking images in our regular feature Month in Pictures and original interviews, reporting and music in The Electronic Intifada Podcast.

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