Arts and culture

Book Review: Europe's Alliance with Israel

David Cronin’s immensely valuable new book, Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, charts how the European Union and its member states back Israel, and dispels the idea that the US is the only game in town (and that those of us who aren’t resident there can therefore change nothing), while also offering activists new targets for institutional lobbying and boycotts. 

Book review: correcting mistaken notions on Arabs in America

Many Americans think anti-Arab sentiment in the United States began after 11 September 2001. Others think Arabs are recent immigrants to America. Some think the Arab community has kept to itself, not participating in struggles like the civil rights and labor movements. Alia Malek’s A Country Called Amreeka is a welcome corrective to these mistaken notions.