Ohad Naharin, Charity Is Not Solidarity!

Recent articles in the Israeli media have highlighted a controversy surrounding renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, former artistic director of Batsheva and recently also connected with Ballet BC in Canada. He made comments on Israeli […]

The Western Media Is Key to Syria Deceptions

By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province — their final holdout in Syria — should have been treated by the western media with […]

Benny Morris Has His History Wrong

Last week, US Representative Rashida Tlaib was accused by Israeli historian Benny Morris of “deploying deliberately imprecise language” and relying on “origin myths” in her depiction of the Arab-Israeli conflict’s history. Not only that, but […]

What is ‘the Palestinian Cause’?

At a recent Palestine conference in Istanbul, many speakers talked of ‘the Palestinian cause’. Many also spoke of ‘solidarity’ with the Palestinians. What do these words mean? Although I’ve been active in solidarity with the […]