Martyrologies

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba

Is Oakland Palestine?

The left sees Occupy Wall Street and the Palestinian cause as common

Father Figure

Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor

In Diplomatic Theater, Is Europe the Audience?

How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Promises to Keep

Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle

Founding Document

A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration

Connected

There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square

Allah Is a Zionist

The Quranic argument for Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel

Daybreak: Iran-Ready Drones Debut

Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news

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