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Nimer Sultany


Repetition and Death in the Colony: On the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

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At the moment of writing these lines, the BBC reports one hundred deaths thus far in Gaza in the recent Israeli onslaught. As we have seen these scenes before, the invocation of repetition comes naturally. “Once again” is a commonly used word when it comes to death and suffering under occupation in Palestine and specifically Gaza.1 It can be a rhetorically deployed knee-​jerk reaction (as in: once again Israel is killing Palestinians; or: once again ...

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Boycott: Where To?

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The Haifa-based Mada al-Carmel – Arab Center for Applied Social Research released its latest issue of the electronic quarterly Jadal entitled: Boycotting Israel: Between Theory and Practice. This issue provides a preliminary assessment and critical reflection on the question of boycotting Israel. So far, discussions on this subject have ranged between either an outright dismissal and knee-jerk rejection by pro-Israel groups, or an enthusiastic endorsement by pro-Palestine ...

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Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part V: Nimer Sultany)

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[This is the fifth part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, a

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Nimer Sultany


Nimer Sultany  is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School. His work focuses on contemporary progressive constitutional and political theory. His publications include: Citizens without Citizenship: Israel and the Palestinian Minority (Mada, 2003); The Legacy of Justice Aharon Barak: A Critical Review, and Redrawing the Boundaries of Citizenship: Israel’s New Hegemony. His op-eds were published in The Guardian, Miami Herald, the Boston Globe, Haaretz, Arabs48 website, and al-Quds al-Arabi