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We asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in France? 

Although as of October 21, the widespread ban on protests has been deemed unconstitutional, it remains the case that since October 7, the French government has voluntarily conflated any expression of Palestine solidarity with supporting terrorism: this is a new step in an escalation of repression premised on an attempt at silencing any voice that is not in line with the government and its positions. 

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DROP THE NEUTRALITY! CONDEMN THE ONGOING GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE! – A Statement from the CEU Free Palestine Collective

In solidarity with the global strike for Palestine we publish this statement from the Free Palestine Collective at Central European University (CEU) in Austria – an institution that remains connected to our region’s post-1989 history. In Europe, those who are mobilizing against the ongoing genocide in Gaza are being met with state repression. In these […]

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Kareem Rabie’s “Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited”: Book talk & review

Note from LeftEast Editors: The below interview with author Kareem Rabie was co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center CUNY and LeftEast. The review of the book, by LeftEast collective member Matan Kaminer, was first published by +972 Magazine and is reprinted with permission. “Palestine is […]

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The Return to Bare Life: Settler Colonialism and Community Violence Among 1948 Palestinians

The Return to Bare Life: Settler Colonialism and Community Violence Among 1948 Palestinians By Noura Salahaldeen In April and May 2021, Israel’s ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah escalated, seeking to displace 500 Palestinians on behalf of Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem. At the same time, the Israeli army and police attacked Palestinian worshippers at the […]

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Jaffa: Dispatch from a Mixed City

The article is a reprint: it originally appeared at JewishCurrent on May 20, 2021. THESE LAST FEW DAYS IN JAFFA, the most centrally located and deeply unequal of Israel’s mixed Jewish–Arab cities, a tense quiet has prevailed. The intercommunal mayhem that engulfed mixed cities like Acre and Lod since Israel’s horrific attack on the Gaza Strip began last week has […]

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LeftEast Statement in Solidarity with the Palestinian Struggle

We unequivocally condemn the recent escalation of the Israeli state’s persisting settler-colonial violence against Palestinians, which has most recently manifested itself in the forced expulsions of families from the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, the attacks on worshippers in the Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan, the brutal aerial bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, […]

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Serbia and Kosovo go to Jerusalem: Passing Trump circus, or profound geopolitical shake-up?

A bizarre Trumpist ceremony in the White House on September 4 saw the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo signing two separate documents with the United States involving American-funded economic agreements between the two estranged countries. Especially bizarre is Trump’s claim to have ended “hundreds of years” of “mass killings” between Serbia and Kosovo; apart from […]

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Splintered but not broken: A history of Israel’s independent left

Note from LeftEast Editors: We re-post this article which was originally published on May 28th by +972 Magazine – an independent, online, non-profit magazine owned and run by a group of Israeli and Palestinian journalists, providing fresh, in-depth reporting and analysis directly from the ground in Israel-Palestine. Born in 1953 to immigrants from the United […]

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The Arabs Who Can Beat Bibi

Israel’s second election of the year has demonstrated more clearly than ever that the most important oppositional actor in the country is its Palestinian minority. Note from LeftEast editors: We re-post this article from Jacobin, where it was published on 22.09.2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it a habit, at times of political exigency, […]

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Quarrying the stones of Palestine

Interview with Andrew Ross Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, whose work combines scholarly inquiry, investigative reporting and activist perspectives. Much of his research concerns the built environment in sites as far afield as Phoenix, Arizona and Abu Dhabi. His latest book, Stone Men (Verso, 2019) looks at […]