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Reading Fanon in Palestine/Israel

[Crop of a full page Grove Press ad for Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon. Image from babylonfalling.tumblr.com

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of revolutionary, writer and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was commemorated this past December. In late February, the not-so-revolutionary judge Asher Grunis was elected President of the Israeli Supreme Court.  The fanfare that accompanied Grunis’ inauguration was an opportunity to extol Israeli democracy by playing out the ritualized Supreme Court induction ceremony. Yet, there was a disquieting stink about the celebration. Mum among ...

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Nasser Rego

 

Nasser Rego is a doctoral candidate in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is currently conducting fieldwork towards his PhD, studying the socio-legal relationship between the Israeli legal system and Palestinian citizens from the Naqab within the frameworks of critical race theory, postcolonial theory and critical legal studies. He has published the following articles online: "Courts of Racial Rule: The Imprisonment of Human Rights Defender Nuri al-'Oqbi," Palestine Chronicle, Jan 3 2011; "Legalizing Injustice in the Negev and Implications for Democracy in Israel," Redress, Aug 8 2010. In addition, his article on the 1948 massacre in al-'Araqib and the effecting of memoricide through official historiography and political persecution of local activists was accepted to be published in Holy Land Studies' November 2012 edition.