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Alex Lubin

The Disappearing Frontiers of US Homeland Security: Mapping the Transit of Security across the US and Israel

[Memebers of an Israeli police SWAT team perform during a training exercise organized by the Anti-Defamation League as part of a exchange program between Israel and US security officials in Holon, Israel on 10 September 2008. A delegation of over a dozen chiefs of police from major cities in the United States observed the training exercise by the Israeli SWAT team. Image by Bernat Armangue via Associated Press.]

In the wake of the 1995 Israeli bombing of the UN refugee camp at Qana in Lebanon, a videotape of the massacre was distributed across global media. The African American poet June Jordan, who had participated in US-based Palestine solidarity movements and would visit Lebanon in 1996, thought that the video would be a turning point in global opinion of Israel. Writing in the Progressive magazine, Jordan linked the Qana bombing to military and police violence she had witnessed ...

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Alex Lubin


Alex Lubin is the author of the forthcoming book, Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary (University of North Carolina Press). He is an associate professor and the director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.