Israel’s bombing of Gaza has stopped but that doesn’t change the main point here: the occupation stays, its mechanisms are active, and Israel has announced its plan to punish the people who have spoken out against its aggression.
Tag Archives: Israel-Palestine
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 6: Gaza and The Fake Security vs. Equality Dichotomy
Israeli bombings of Gaza have a context that we need to address and, when needed, deconstruct. Building on my previous episodes, this is exactly what I do in this one.
We Have to Talk, Write, Post, and March for Gaza
Instead of appeasing those who are promoting the mainstream narrative, we have to say it as it: Gaza is under a brutal attack. The last time Israel invaded it, it killed 500 children. Let’s not wait to see such numbers again.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 5: Colonialism
What is happening in Sheikh Jarrah?And what has been happening in East Jerusalem in general? We can’t analyse this situation without assessing its context. In this case, that context is colonialism.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 4: International Organisations
Human Rights Watch has just released its report on the Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories and in Israel itself. The verdict: these policies make up a system of apartheid.
In my episode, I talk about this report and what broader questions we should ask when it comes to how international organisations assess any Israeli policies.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 3: Media Silence
What is the role of the media in portraying this conflict? Can its role be “neutral”? Definitely not.The media is not a part of the debate; it is the debate.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 2: Hypocrisy
What might we find at the very core of debates surrounding this conflict?
Certainly not always, but sometimes, there is a layer of hypocrisy we need to cut through.
Silence Is Not Context, Silence Is a Choice
When it comes to media, erasing contexts is a choice that serves a purpose.
What Does The Exploding Head Even Mean?
Do you ever feel like your head is about to explode? What are the issues that have that effect on you? I claim that intellectually “getting” a certain situation doesn’t make you immune to feeling a certain way about it. In the end, I think this is what makes us human: it is very much allowed.