Course readings

READINGS for 12/9/2010: BDS as the global movement for solidarity with Palestine

1. “Palestinian United Call for BDS against Israel,” Boycott Divestment Sanctions National Committee http://bdsmovement.net/?q=node/52

2. “PACBI Guidelines for the International Cultural Boycott of Israel” http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1047

3. “PACBI Guidelines for the International Academic Boycott of Israel” http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1108

3. “BDS in the USA: 2001-2010,” Noura Erakat http://www.merip.org/mer/mer255/erakat.html

4. Palestinian Queers for BDS (PQBDS) http://www.bekhsoos.com/web/2010/04/palestinian-queers-for-bds-a-struggle-against-israel%E2%80%99s-colonization-occupation-and-apartheid/ (for anyone who didn’t read this for last class)

5. Rafeef Ziadah, Adam Hanieh, Hazem Jamjoum “Challenging the New Apartheid: Reflections on Palestine Solidarity,” , Left Turn, 2006. http://www.leftturn.org/challenging-new-apartheid-reflections-palestine-solidarity

6. Esther Kaplan, “Globalize the Intifada” in Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. New York: Grove Press, 2003. (sorry for poor scanning)

7. “From South Africa to Palestine, Lessons for the New anti-Apartheid Movement,” Salim Vally, Left Turn, April 9, 2008: http://www.leftturn.org/south-africa-palestine-lessons-new-anti-apartheid-movement

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READINGS for 11/30: queer oppression and resistance within Palestine solidarity and resistance politics

1. Joseph Massad, “Re-Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World” Public Culture, Vol. 14, No. 2, Spring 2002, pp. 361-385

2. “Queer” As A Tool Of Colonial Oppression: The Case Of Israel/Palestine by Blair Kuntz http://www.zcommunications.org/queer-as-a-tool-of-colonial-oppression-the-case-of-israel-palestine-by-blair-kuntz

3. “Israel, Palestine, and Queers” by Haneen Maikey and Jason Ritchie http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2009/mr280409.html

“Palestinian queer activist Haneen Maikey believes Israel’s occupation is spurs a local determination for change” by Morten Berthelsen http://www.haaretz.com/news/stop-using-palestinian-gays-to-whitewash-israel-s-image-1.6887

4. “Palestinian Queers for BDS: A Struggle Against Israel’s Colonization, Occupation and Apartheid” http://www.bekhsoos.com/web/2010/04/palestinian-queers-for-bds-a-struggle-against-israel%E2%80%99s-colonization-occupation-and-apartheid/

5. “Speaking out Against Israeli Apartheid” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNV6QkRtj3A&feature=player_embedded

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READINGS for 11/16: zionism in relation to white supremacy, anti-racist politics of anti-zionism

1. Nadine Naber, Eman Desouky, and Lina Baroudi, “The Forgotten “-ism”: An Arab American Women’s Perspective on Zionism, Racism, and Sexism” in Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology. Cambridge: South End Press, 2006

2. Andrea Smith, “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing” in Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology. Cambridge: South End Press, 2006

3. Joseph Massad, “Zionism’s Internal Others” Israel and the Oriental Jews”  Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Summer, 1996), pp. 53-68

4. Sami Shalom Chetrit, “30 Years to the Black Panthers in Israel”

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READINGS for 11/9: continuing a discussion of women’s activism against the occupation and militarism, bringing in a feminist analysis against war/occupation

1. “A refusal of othering: Palestinian and Israeli women” in From Where We Stand: War, Women’s Activism, & Feminist Analysis” Ed. Cynthia Cockburn. New York: Zed Books, 2007

2. Frances S. Hasso, “The ‘Women’s Front’: Nationalism, Feminism, and Modernity in Palestine” Gender and Society, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Aug., 1998), pp. 441-465

3. bell hooks, “Feminism and Militarism: A Comment” Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3/4, Rethinking Women’s Peace Studies (Fall -Winter, 1995), pp. 58-64

(if you don’t have Hampshire ID access to these, let me know I can email them to you)

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READINGS for 11/2: feminist politics within Palestinian resistance

1. Orayb Aref Najjar, “Between Nationalism and Feminism: The Palestinian Answer,” from Women Transforming Politics: Worldwide Strategies for Empowerment. Ed. Jill M. Bystydzienski. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992

2. Chapters 2 & 3, Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank. Edited by Suha Sabbagh. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1998.

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FILM SCREENING on 10/26: The Lemon Tree

Readings to frame/accompany film viewing and discussion:

1. “Nilin village resists Israel’s land confiscation” Report of The Electronic  Intifada,  7 October 2008. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9880.shtml
2. “Occupation affects every aspect of olive oil production,” Report of The Electronic Intifada, 19 October 2010 http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11579.shtml
3. “Israeli colonization means life of poverty for W. Bank children,”
Report of The Electronic Intifada, 12 July 2010
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11386.shtml
4. White, Ben. “Beit Sahour: a microcosm of Israeli colonization”
The Electronic Intifada, 19 April 2010 http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11216.shtml
5. Report: “Destruction of Olive Groves,” Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA. http://www.israelpalestinemissionnetwork.org/resources/factsheets/factsheet04.pdf

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READINGS for 10/19: continuing discussion on Palestinian nationalism and national resistance, one addition to past readings (please be caught up so we can discuss all!)

**questions for thoughts & discussion forthcoming. post on the main page of the blog if you have some!!

1. Rashid Khalidi, “The ‘Disappearance’ and Reemergence of Palestinian Identity” Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997

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FILM SCREENING on 10/15: Paradise Now

Readings to frame/accompany film viewing and discussion:

1. Sigler, John. “Palestine: Legitimate Armed Resistance vs. Terrorism” The Electronic Intifada, 17 October 2004. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article2684.shtml
2. Winstanley, Asa. “Book review: Palestinian views on suicide operations” The Electronic Intifada, 13 October 2009. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10825.shtml
3. Abunimah, Ali. “On violence and the Intifada,” The Electronic Intifada, 22 January 2003. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1098.shtml

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READINGS for 10/12: Broad history of Palestinian nationalism

Both are links that require Hampshire account access- if you can’t get to it email me.

Discussion focus (possible film to watch in class) TBA

1. Helga Baumgarten, “The Three Faces/Phases of Palestinian Nationalism, 1948-2005” Journal of Palestine Studies

2. Qais Salim, “Resistance and National Self-Determination in Palestine” MERIP Reports

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READING for 10/5: where Zionism and Palestinian resistance met

1. Hassassian, Dr. Manuel. “The Rise of Zionism and Palestinians Nationalism” in Palestine: Factionalism in the National Movement, (1919 – 1939). Jerusalem: Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, 1990.

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READINGS for 9/28: the historical development of Zionism, Zionism in relation to Palestinians

1. Said, Edward. “Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victoms” Social Text, No. 1 Winter 1979, Pp. 7-58. http://www.jstor.org.webmail2.hampshire.edu:2048/stable/pdfplus/466405.pdf?acceptTC=true (need Hampshire ID to login, let me know if you don’t have access)

2. Finkelstein, Norman. “Zionist Orientations: The Theory and Practice of Jewish Nationalism” in Image and Reality in the Israel/Palestine Conflict, New York: Verso, 2003.

3. Pappe, Ilan. “Introduction: A New Look at Modern Palestine and Israel” in A History of Modern Palestine. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

5. “Declaration of Israel’s Independence 1948, Issued at Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 (5th of Iyar, 5708)” with Introduction. Mideastweb.org. http://www.mideastweb.org/israeldeclaration.htm

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READINGS for 9/21: Zionism as imperialism and as empowered by Western imperialism

1. Brown, Pete. “How Imperialism Fostered Zionism,” Communist Voice, Issue #31, vol. 9, #1. May 20, 2003. http://home.flash.net/~comvoice/31cZionism.html

2.  Kunin, Jason. “A Genuine Peace Movement Cannot Be Zionist” Znetcommunications.org.  17 August 2008. http://www.zcommunications.org/a-genuine-peace-movement-cannot-be-zionist-by-jason-kunin

3. Machover, Moshe. “Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution” Lecture of Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust Annual Lecture, November 30, 2006. Printed in International Socialist Review, Issue 65, May-June 2009. http://www.isreview.org/issues/65/feat-machover.shtml

4. Arendt, Hannah. “Zionism Reconsidered” in The Jewish Writings, eds. Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman. New York: Schocken Books, 2007. Pp. 343-374

5. “Document: The White Paper of 1922 (the “Churchill White Paper”) British White Paper, June 1922″ with Introduction. Mideastweb.org.  http://www.mideastweb.org/1922wp.htm

6. Document: “The Balfour Declaration, Foreign Office, November 2nd, 1917” with Introduction. Mideastweb.org. http://www.mideastweb.org/mebalfour.htm

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