From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Sarah Lazare and John Wesley Jones
October seventh marked the eleventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, making it by far the longest war in US history. The date passed with little public fanfare. Despite vibrant and unprecedented US and global anti-war movements, as well as broad public opposition within the United States, open-ended war has become the backdrop to US society: it is no longer front-page news. Yet on this somber anniversary, the media was abuzz with Oprah Winfrey’s ...Keep Reading »
Sarah Lazare is a writer and anti-war, anti-militarist organizer with The Civilian-Soldier Alliance and War Times. She is also a Master's student in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
John Wesley Jones studies Philosophy of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is particularly interested in American Pragmatism and the Black Diaspora.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet