Elias Khoury’s novelization of 1948 makes up more than just its characters and plot. Does it matter?
The Yale Episcopal chaplain, forced out over accusations of anti-Semitism, talks about his downfall
Paul Scham responds to a recent article by Richard Landes in Tablet
By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?
The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscopic nature of history and memory in Israeli culture
Available next week on your iPhone, it only deepens the divide between Israelis and Palestinians over the meaning of land
Also applaud Fatah representative’s call for “full recognition of the Nakba”
With Sec. John Kerry re-engaging in Middle East peace negotiations, the thorny issue of cash for refugees returns to the fore
An argument for moving away from talk of Israeli and Palestinian ‘rights’
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record
This week in Israel: A bomb in Jerusalem returns terrorism to the capital, rockets in the Negev could prompt Cast Lead 2, a former president goes to jail, social workers demonstrate for higher wages, and more
Plus, Syria continues to crack down, and more in the news
Previously approved text said Palestinians see expulsion as ‘ethnic cleansing’
Israel bans an Arab word, unwisely