A speech I held at a demonstration for Gaza in Leipzig.
Why socialists (must) support the Palestinian cause
On 15th May, Palestinians commemorate their expulsion during the formation of the State of Israel in 1948. As socialists we must support them on this day and on all days. This is imperative in Germany specifically. (The Left Berlin)
The war in Ukraine is spurring a terrifying arms race that will undermine peace, stifle efforts to reverse climate change, and destroy Ukraine (The Left Berlin)
Grasp Israeli apartheid by the roots – decolonize!
In a piece for Lower Class Magazine, appearing in English in The Left Berlin, I discuss the new Amnesty International report accusing the State of Israel of committing the crime against humanity of apartheid.
Why is Amnesty Germany staying silent on the apartheid report?
Amnesty Germany’s discomfort with publicizing the new report on Israeli apartheid highlights the sorry state of human rights discourse in the country. (+972 Magazine)
The inquisition of Nemi El-Hassan
The campaign to cancel a Palestinian-German journalist is not aimed at fighting antisemitism, but at suppressing Palestinians’ political existence. (+972 Magazine)
Without waiving intellectual property rights, the pandemic won’t end [Hebrew]
In a piece for Local Call, I make the case for supporting the proposal put forward in the WTO by South Africa and India, and supported by most governments in the world, to temporarily supsend intellectual property rights regarding Covid-19 vaccines and all medicine and equipment required to combat the pandemic.
No, we should not “accept” mass Covid deaths [Hebrew]
In an opinion piece for Local Call I criticize calls by Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked to “accept” a modicum of death and severe infection during the pandemic. I point to the cruel politics behind the apparent banality that “there is a global pandemic, and in pandemics people die” – urging the public to accept a politics of pandemic management that makes no pretension of trying to end the pandemic.
The JNF is no innocent charity
The Jewish National Fund presents itself in Germany as a ‘green’ organization serving all of Israel’s residents. That’s not what its leaders say in Israel. (+972 Magazine)
Abolition and the Caring Economy [Hebrew]
In this piece for Local Call, I draw attention to the deep positive agenda attached to the rising calls for police and prison abolition – and draw a connection between this agenda and what Naomi Klein has called “growing the caring economy”. I argue that not only does abolition offer a fundamental, revolutionary shift in societal priorities – as relevant in Israel as in the US or any comparable state – but that this shift is essential if we are to meet the challenges of climate change with humanity and not brutality.