June 1, 2013
A couple of years ago, I interviewed Fatma El-Mehdi , an activist for the Western Sahara independence movement in its long struggle to...
Opinion
April 15, 2013
The life’s work of Jacques Derrida, often referred to by the name “deconstruction,” advanced a new way of reading. Emphasizing the deferral...
Reviews
January 24, 2013
The question of the existence and validity of the Palestinians as a people historically tied to a specific land has been the absurdist...
Reviews
January 7, 2013
The 1967 Arab-Israeli war began on June 5 with a surprise assault on the Egyptian air force. By its completion, this pre-emptive Six-Day...
Poetry
December 20, 2012
Editor's Preface These new poems by Meena Alexander, taken from her chapbook Impossible Grace (Centre for Jerusalem Studies, 2012), give us...
Reviews
October 11, 2012
The ongoing dispossession of the Palestinian people has rarely been given the moral weight more readily accorded to European historical...
Conversations
September 6, 2012
In the winter of 2000, I went to a two-day symposium at the Museum of the City of New York about Arab Americans. I was born in Bay Ridge,...
podcast
August 31, 2016
Award-winning writer Naomi Shihab Nye on the campaign to free Dareen Tatour, the Palestinian poet under house arrest for writing a poem and...
podcast
May 25, 2016
From urgently written poems in response to war in Gaza or deaths in the Meditarranean to poignant and incisive social media posts, Jehan...