Martyrologies

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

The Problem With OWS’ Palestine Association

Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole

Sundown: Rumor Has It McCartney Will Convert

Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more

The Birth of This Palestinian Refugee Problem

Hamas puts down protest following Syrian displacement of 10,000

Sundown: The Plight of Syrian Palestinians

Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more

Birth Right

A Jewish democratic state by definition must have a Jewish majority. Political scientist Rebecca Steinfeld studies how Israel has from its earliest days sought to establish and maintain that majority.

The Arab Spring Comes to Israel

Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported

Sundown: Palestinians Ditch Peace Process

Plus great old photos of great old Jews, and more

U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Resolution

In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice

Unsettled

An IDF vet with ‘a great sense of discomfort about my own personal behavior’ when he patrolled the Occupied Territories now leads a group called Breaking the Silence dedicated to exposing the messy work of occupation

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