Palestine


Building a revolution in Jerusalem?

11 September 2018 Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret talk to Sahar Vardi from Imbala collective, who have set up a grassroots organising space in the heart of West Jerusalem.

One-state in Palestine: equality, democracy and justice

6 March 2017 Omar Barghouti asks whether Donald Trump, in his recent break with America’s long-standing support for the two-state solution, has unwittingly revived the debate about the plausibility, indeed the necessity, of a single, democratic state in historic Palestine?

Dabke dancing to tell another narrative

30 July 2015 Creative protest can change the way people engage with Israeli apartheid, says Dan Glass, who organised a Dabke-dance action to mark the first anniversary of the latest attack on Gaza

Why I wrote a play charting Israel’s violent birth

17 July 2015 Playwright Brian Rotman reflects on the background to his new play tracing the origins of the state of Israel

Letters to Palestine: an interview with Vijay Prashad

2 July 2015 Daniel Whittall speaks to Vijay Prashad about the book he has recently edited, Letters to Palestine, and the wider dynamics of the Palestinian struggle

We can’t just tweet in the face of genocide

5 August 2014 Ewa Jasiewicz, activist with London Palestine Action, explains how you can join the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel's massacre and occupation

Resisting the UK’s political and military support for Israel

3 August 2014 Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

An overwhelming show of solidarity and support for the people of Gaza

22 July 2014 Kitty Webster reports back from the National Demonstration for Gaza held in London on Saturday 19 July 2014

Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

18 July 2014 Tom Walker takes apart the excuses Israel is using to justify its massacre

Palestine: 6 simple acts of international solidarity

18 July 2014 Jenny Nelson looks at what you can do to help the people of Palestine

A few days in Ramallah

13 January 2014 Jane Shallice reflects on a recent trip to the West Bank.

Showing Israel the red card

3 December 2012 As UEFA prepares to stage the 2013 European under-21 championship in Israel, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi reports on the exclusion of Palestinian footballers

Palestine: Learning from the rabbi

3 December 2012 Wrestling in the Daylight: a rabbi’s path to Palestinian solidarity, by Brant Rosen, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Guerrilla guide: Boycott, divestment, sanctions

5 July 2012 As the Co-op announces a boycott of companies exporting from West Bank settlements, Tom Anderson explains how to do ‘BDS’

Jordan Valley: To exist is to resist

22 May 2012 Lorna Stephenson reports on a grass-roots campaign group challenging the Israeli occupation in the Jordan Valley

The right to speak up in Gaza

9 April 2012 Tom Dale speaks to Abu Yazan, a leading member of Gaza Youth Break Out. He has been persecuted by Israel, Fatah and Hamas, and was in exile in Cairo when this interview was carried out in December 2011.

Radical cities: A guide to Nablus, Palestine

22 February 2012 Simply visiting Palestine can be a radical act. Sarah Irving suggests that the city of Nablus should be on any visitor’s itinerary

Punishing Palestine: How the US plays politics with aid

4 January 2012 Libby Powell on how the US has retaliated after Palestine’s UN statehood bid

Breaking the silence

10 October 2011 Michael Pooler discovers how former IDF soldiers are opening up about life in the occupied territories.

Palestine’s wandering poet

26 April 2011 Mike Marqusee on Mahmoud Darwish, the poet of the Palestinian people

After the flotilla

27 September 2010 Ewa Jasiewicz considers the impact in Palestine, Israel and internationally

Life in Palestine: A tale of two Monas

26 September 2010 Adie Mormech on the Samouni family, who lost 29 in the Gaza war

What were they thinking?

16 September 2010 In an edited extract from the forthcoming book, Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and how it changed the course of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Rashid Khalidi considers the context and implications of Israel's act of state piracy

The militarised zone

25 July 2010 Andrea D'Cruz talks to women from New Profile, a feminist movement for the demilitarisation of Israeli society

Rhyme and reason

16 June 2010 Pablo Navarrete meets the British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey, a rising star whose growing popularity is tapping into a mood of rebellion

Pirates in the Mediterranean

2 June 2010 Neve Gordon on the Israeli attack on humanitarian aid ships in international waters

Scars of childhood

7 November 2009 The arrest and detention of Palestinian children by the Israeli army inflicts long-term trauma on Palestinian society. Andrea D'Cruz travelled to Abu Dis to find out more

Occupations against the Occupation

24 May 2009 Siobahn McGuirk reports from the student occupation at the University of Manchester, the longest in the wave of student militancy over Gaza

Divide and torture

24 May 2009 The military onslaught on Gaza may have halted but the economic and political onslaught continues. Ewa Jasiewicz reports on a people under siege

After the bombing, the boycott

7 May 2009 Israel's assault on Gaza led to unprecedented mobilisations in solidarity with the Palestinian people. But where should the movement go next, asks Yasmin Khan

Contending for the living

7 May 2009 In the first of a new regular column for Red Pepper, Mike Marqusee finds hope for a new internationalism in the actions of South African dockworkers and their allies

At the Palestinian crossroads

22 March 2009 The Palestinian movement is at an important turning point, argues Palestinian political analyst Jamil Hilal. Whatever the military outcome of the attack on Gaza, Palestinians need to work towards a unified national movement that can re-assert itself as a force for liberation and freedom

The Israeli resistance

22 March 2009 The media in Israel ignores domestic opponents of the war in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine - but their networks are growing. Hannah Safran looks at the lay of the land on the new Israeli left

The New Orleans intifada

23 February 2009 More than Mardi Gras is happening here, a grass-roots movement is rising in the New Orleans Arab community, Jordan Flaherty reports

Waltz with Bashir is nothing but charade

23 February 2009 The Israeli film considered favorite to win an Oscar for best foreign language film lost out, but Gideon Levy, for one, was not disappointed by this decision

Dissident Brits

17 February 2009 British Jews are increasingly divided over Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. Antony Lerman reports on the dissident groups who are leading UK Jewish opposition to the war in Gaza

Behind the news: The great crime

8 February 2009 The very existence of Israel is based on a refusal to treat the Palestinians on fair or equal terms, writes Arthur Goodman

Impartial or Cowardly?

5 February 2009 Keith Somerville gives a journalist's view of the BBC's rejection of the DEC Gaza aid plea

A cowardly failure to act

1 February 2009 Luisa Morgantini, MEP for the European United Left and vice president of the European Parliament, condemns Europe and the international community for its inaction over Israel and the Palestinians, and calls for tough action

The US and Israel

1 February 2009 Behind Israel stands the richest and most powerful nation on earth. Without material support from the US, the onslaught on Gaza would not be possible, writes Mike Marqusee

After the neocons

1 February 2009 The slaughter in Palestine has led to a significant breach in the walls of the Israel lobby in the US. For the first time, Jews who saw what the occupation was doing to the country are speaking out and setting up organisations that break with the traditional leadership, says Philip Weiss

Editorial: Parallel worlds

1 February 2009 These days of putting together this issue of Red Pepper have been the days of the Gaza massacre. They have also been a time of two distinct political worlds. On the one hand, demonstrations that grew from one week to the next, bringing together Muslims and Jews to a unique extent; dissenting Jews across Israel, […]

Learning by number

1 February 2009 Dear Auntie _ At one of the Gaza protests in London, Stop the War put the number of protesters at around 100,000 but the police insisted it was only 20,000. Can Auntie reassure me that the Met has a scientific methodology for estimating crowd numbers? _ Numberless in London

Still breathing

17 January 2009 The Palestinian refusal to be broken is a call and challenge to us all, Caoimhe Butterly reports from Gaza

A house upon them

13 January 2009 Ewa Jasiewicz speaks with the victims of Israels attacks

Kamal Odwan’s ‘mosque’

12 January 2009 Missiles have been falling throughout the afternoon 'ceasefire' reports Ewa Jasiewicz

The ceasefire

12 January 2009 Ewa Jasiewicz in Beit Hanoun and Jabaliya

The truth about Gaza

10 January 2009 In the face of many 'modern myths' currently being propagated, here's the truth, based on reports by the UN and ngos on the ground, including Israeli human rights groups. Drafted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Bringing Hamas in from the cold

3 January 2009 Bombing Hamas into Gaza's scorched earth will not change the rules of the game, says Arthur Neslen

Lemma, Haya and Iman

1 January 2009 Ewa Jasiewicz reports from Beit Hanoon



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