Judaism on Our Own Terms

Judaism on Our Own Terms

Judaism on Our Own Terms (JOOOT, formerly Open Hillel) is a network of ideologically diverse Jewish students and student groups which aim to share resources across North American campuses. The resources are shared through guidebooks and zines, both of which can be...

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Mazin Qumsiyeh Blog

Mazin Qumsiyeh Blog

Dr. Mazin Butros Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian scientist and author who teaches at Bethlehem University. He founded the University’s Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, and he is the founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History....

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Ten Myths About Israel

Ten Myths About Israel

“Historical disinformation, even of the most recent past, can do tremendous harm,” Israeli historian and University of Exeter professor Ilan Pappé writes in his latest book, Ten Myths About Israel, published by Verso Books in 2017. Pappé is an Israeli Jewish historian...

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A Jewish Israeli Soldier’s Perspective

A Jewish Israeli Soldier’s Perspective

Khirbet Khizeh is a brief, fictional, 1949 novella by Israeli writer S. Yizhar about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army. Considered a high point in Hebrew literature, it was published just months the author fought in the 1948...

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Middle East Chaos Is Not an Accident

Middle East Chaos Is Not an Accident

Award-winning journalist Jonathan Cook argues that the chaos in the Middle East is not an accident but is the end goal for Israel and American neocons. His book Israel and the Clash of Civilizations sheds light on inter-related geopolitical issues in the region, from...

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The History of Arab Erasure

The History of Arab Erasure

Noga Kadman’s book Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 uses official archives, kibbutz publications, and field research to reconstruct the history of Arab erasure in 418 depopulated villages. In an interview...

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Stefan Moore

Stefan Moore

A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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