[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions, and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyyastrives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to firstname.lastname@example.org (click "Submissions" on the main page for more information).]
On SJP’s Freedom to Organize: An Open Letter from CUNY Faculty, Jadaliyya Reports
An open letter from numerous faculty of colleges in the City University of New York system, protesting the University`s unfair treatment of Students for Justice in Palestine organizing.
One Century after World War I and the Balfour Declaration: Palestine and Palestine Studies, Walid Khalidi
An excerpt from Khalidi`s address at the second anniversary of the SOAS Center for Palestine Studies.
Italian-Palestinian Relations: What Went Wrong?, Mjriam Abu Samra
An overview of political relations between Italy and Palestine.
From Containment to Counterinsurgency in the Gaza Strip, Max Ajl
The events of Operation Protective Edge demonstrate how Israel has largely transformed the Gaza Strip into a "laboratory of social control and de-development," writes Jadaliyya co-Editor Ajl
After The Ceasefire: Searching for Accountability, Noura Erakat
Jadaliyya co-Editor Erakat discusses the notion of Israeli culpability for war crimes during its most recent assault on the Gaza Strip.
الخطر السياسي القادم ما بعد العدوان على غزة, George Giacaman
Giacaman discusses four incentives for the Israeli government to return to the political track of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict following its latest aggression in Gaza.
Antisemitism and Salaita, Michael Rothberg
Rothberg, Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, criticizes his University`s firing of Professor Steven Salaita.
Israel`s "Operation Status Quo": A Preliminary Assessment, Mouin Rabbani
In order to maintain a "status quo" with regard to the political status of the Gaza Strip, Israel will continue to provoke Palestinian aggression for the foreseeable future, writes Rabbani.
O.I.L. Media Roundup (24 August), O.I.L. Editors
A compendium of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law.
Gauging the July-August 2014 Gaza War, Jamil Hilal
Hilal finds little in the way of long-term solutions to Israeli-Palestinian violence in the aftermath of Israel`s latest military assault on Gaza.
Gaza and the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, Henry Siegman
Israel is in "blatant violation" of two obligations an occupying power has under international law: to end its occupation and protect the civilian population under occupation until then.
Gaza`s Resistance: RT interviews Daniel Calic, Norman Finkelstein, and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Jadaliyya Interview
Russia Today`s Cross Talk interview Daniel Calic, Norman Finkelstein and Jadaliyya co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestinian resistance to Israeli incursion in the Gaza Strip.
Why the Gaza Truce Failed, Mouin Rabbani
Jadaliyya co-Editor Rabbani critiques the Cairo negotiations over a Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire in Gaza.
Open Letter: Dutch Man Returns Righteous Among the Nations Medal, Protesting Killing of Relatives in Gaza, Jadaliyya Reports
A letter from Dutch lawyer H.A. Zanoli announcing the return of his Righteous Among the Nations medal, in protest of the Israeli killing of his relative in the Gaza Strip.
Linking Violence In Solidarity: Ferguson, Gaza, and the US State, Megan French Marcelin
The violence in Ferguson, Missouri and Gaza, and the idea of a connection between the two, offers "important critiques of power, space, and the politics of occupation," writes Marcelin.
جامعة أميركية توقف تعيين بروفيسور أصوله فلسطينية لانتقاده إسرائيل, Ibtisam Azem
Azem provides an overview of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign`s firing of Palestinian-American professor Steven Salaita.
Statement from Free Speech and Constitutional Law Scholars in Support of Steven Salaita, Jadaliyya Reports
An open letter from a group of legal academics, condemning the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign decision to fire newly-hired professor Steven Salaita.
Chronicles of a Death Foretold: The Kerry Negotiations, Samia al-Botmeh, Diana Buttu, Raja Khalidi, Rashid Khalidi, and Mouin Rabbani
Five commentaries on the Israel-Palestine peace initiative launched in 2014 by US Secretary of State John Kerry, originally published in the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Press Release: Wear Black to Show Sympathy and Support for the People of Gaza, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from a coalition of Palestinian women`s groups, including the Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development, Hedaya Shamon-Gaza; Al-Tajamu’ al-Nasawi al-Maqdasi, the Women’s Legal Aid and Counseling Center, the Women Studies Center, YWCA, the Gender Studies Program-Mada al-Carmel and many others.
Why Did You Fire Professor Steven Salaita?, Robin D.G. Kelley
Kelley, UCLA Distinguished Professor of History, writes an open letter to Phyllis Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign questioning the firing of Professor Steven Salaita.
New Texts Out Now: Paul Kelemen, The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, Paul Kelemen
Jadaliyya interviews Paul Kelemen on his new book, The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce.
The Ongoing Ceasefire Negotiations: Al Jazeera English Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Jadaliyya Interview
Al Jazeera English interview Jadaliyya co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on the then-current ceasefire negotiations in Cairo between Israeli and Palestinian delegations.
Cary Nelson: The Lackey of Power, David Lloyd
Lloyd provides a rebuttal to the argument of Cary Nelson, a Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, that incivility was proper grounds for his University`s firing of Professor Steven Salaita.
FAQ: Analyst Mouin Rabbani on the Gaza Crisis, Jadaliyya Interview
Institute for Middle East Understanding interviews Jadaliyya co-Editor Mouin Rabbani
U.S. Should Stop Funding Israel, or Let Others Broker Peace, Noura Erakat
Jadaliyya co-Editor Erakat discusses the contradiction of the United States presenting itself as a neutral broker of peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while providing a wealth of economic, military and diplomatic support for the Israeli side.
Open Letter Gaza – Dutch Academic and Affiliates, Jadaliyya Reports
Professors, teachers, and staff of Dutch Universities call for their colleagues to condemn Israeli impunity in Gaza.
Zebda: One Life Less (Une vie de moins), Jadaliyya Reports
A song, featured on Derek Gregory`s blog, by Jean-Pierre Filiu, author of Gaza: A History.
Stopping Israel, Bashir Abu-Manneh
In an essay originally published in Jacobin, Abu-Manneh outlines three "spheres of pressure" by which Israeli impunity may be countered or neutralized.
Dispatch from a Left on the Defensive, Matan Kaminer
Responding the the phenomenon of leftists in Israel leaving the country, Kaminer argues the Left must "maintain a radical presence within the Israeli public sphere."
Photo Essay: Blockade Outside the Israeli Embassy in Netherlands, Jonathan Rashad
Rashad documents a Dutch protest against Operation Protective Edge.
Gaza, Einstein, and the UN, Lori Allen
Allen invokes the definition of insanity often attributed to Einstein, that of "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results," to describe the United Nations` consistently failed approach to investigating Israeli human rights violations in Gaza.
Press Release: Institute of Women`s Studies Urgent Call, Jadaliyya Reports
A press release from the Birzeit University Institute of Women`s Studies.
New Texts Out Now: Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (Revised and Updated Edition), Joel Beinin and Lisa Hajjar
Jadaliyya interviews Joel Beinin and Jadaliyya co-Editor Lisa Hajjar on their revised and updated Palestine, israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.
Over 100 Middle East Studies Scholars and Librarians Call for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions, Jadaliyya Reports
550 scholars and librarians sign an open letter urging the boycott of Israeli universities and other academic institutions.
O.I.L. Media Roundup (5 August), O.I.L. Editors
A compendium of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law.
Video: Inside Israel`s Pro-War Nationalist Camp, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from The Real News on Israeli nationalist support for Operation Protective Edge.
Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack, Glenn Greenwald
Despite it`s attempts to position itself as a broker of peace in the Middle East, writes Greenwald, the United States provides an overwhelming amount of material support for Israeli military actions in Gaza, be it through cash transfers to Israeli operative, weaponry , or surveillance assistance through the National Security Agency and other organizations.
The End of Impunity, Ahdaf Soueif
A global understanding that the notion of a Jewish state in Palestine is "by nature an act against the Palestinian people" is emerging, writes Soueif.
Looking Glass Against the Wall, Who is the Freest of Us All?, Khaled Furani
Furani views the Brothers Grimm tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a kind of metaphor for Palestinian resistance to Zionism.
Palestine as Archive, Sherene Seikaly
Jadaliyya co-Editor Seikaly discusses Palestinian demonstrations in response to the latest Israeli military incursion into Gaza.
Disarmament in Gaza?: CNN Anderson Cooper 360° Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Jadaliyya Interview
CNN`s Anderson Cooper interviews Jadaliyya co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on the Israeli bombing of Al-Aqsa TV and the feasbility of a complete disarmament in Gaza.
Video: Behind the Lying Eyes of Mark Regev, Alex Nunns
British activist Alex Nunns adds subtitles to a BBC interview with Mark Regev debunking claims the Israeli government spokesman makes during the interview.
Sa forsvarar Israel sitt angrepp mot Gaza – fem argument som inte haller, Noura Erakat
A Swedish translation of "Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza: Debunked."
Cinq points de discussion israéliens sur Gaza: démystifiés, Noura Erakat
A French translation of "Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza: Debunked."
Boom: A Photo Essay, Diana Allan
A photo essay on Palestinians and Syrians living in Shatila refugee camp.
Watching the Occupation at a Close Distance, Amahl Bishara
Bishara provides analysis of the Israeli killing of three Palestinian youths on a beach in Gaza for the Stanford University Press blog`s weeklong series on Palestine.