“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”
I’ve been writing about Palestine since 2013.
This is the topic on which I’ve focused my Master’s research in political science, where I’ve lived and worked afterward.
It’s also a topic I care deeply about.
There is no objectivity and neutrality when we talk about Palestine. When we talk about different forms of oppression, we have to clearly name what they are and who’s doing it to whom.
As Brazilian educator and thinker Paulo Freire says,
I claim the mainstream narrative doesn’t need reinforcement – it needs questioning.
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine?
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 1: Controversy
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is oftentimes presented as surrounded by controversies. We need to debunk that.Read and listen here
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.Read and listen here
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.Read and listen here
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…Read and listen here
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.Read and listen here
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.Read and listen here
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 7: Impunity
Gaza might not be bombed anymore yet so much remains. The blockade, the occupation with all of its mechanism, apartheid, and so many questions. One of these questions sounds simple but it so important to ask: Who can hold Israel accountable?Read and listen here
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Palestine? Part 8: Erasure
Attacks on Palestinians have intensified during the holy month of Ramadan again – they resemble what we saw last year. And the year before. I’ve written a lot about Palestine but it’s time combine several things that I’ve partly mentioned in my previous episodes and focus this one on something rather obvious: the concept of…Read and listen here
This Year Has Been The Deadliest for Palestinian Children in The West Bank – What Should We Know?
2022 has been the deadliest year for Palestinian children in the West Bank in 15 years. To fully understand how the Israeli state policies work, we have to understand how they affect – not unintentionally, but by design – the Palestinian children.Read and listen here
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My articles in Lithuanian:
- Bombardavimas sustabdytas, okupacija – ne
- „Okupacija turi baigtis”. Taikos paieškos Izraelyje ir Palestinoje
- Nepriklausomybės siekiai skirtinguose Pasaulio kampeliuose
- Neramumai Izraelyje ir Palestinoje: esminis ir kartais nutylimas kontekstas
- Metai po Apsauginės Ribos: Gazos atstatymo sunkumai
- Metai be reikšmingos pažangos Gazos ruože
- Gazos ruožo atstatymo paradoksas
- Trupantis Izraelio fasadas
- Gazos Ruožas: problema su išeitimi, nepatogia Izraeliui
- Taikos derybų pabaiga: Tamsi Palestinos ateitis
- Gazos Ruožas: praėjus metams po karinės operacijos – humanitarinė krizė
- Taikos derybos, bet ar taikos sąlygos?