Israelis occupy the West Bank and have built a great big wall to keep it out of sight. The Wall and the Occupation are all but invisible to Israeli society, another part of the longstanding regime of separation it was founded upon.
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)
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.
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)
If you are paying attention, the climate crisis is an utter and total indictment of the liberal-capitalist world order.
The campaign to cancel a Palestinian-German journalist is not aimed at fighting antisemitism, but at suppressing Palestinians’ political existence. (+972 Magazine)
Israeli politics underwent a dark shift in the summer of 2014, heralding a new chapter in which openly fascist groups play a growing role, while Leftists can no longer operate freely even in the liberal bastion of Tel Aviv. I was on the front lines of the struggle between the Israeli Right and Left in that summer.
People often seem to conceptualize politics as akin to video games in which you can just make a click and decide how things will be done. Reality is, of course, much more complicated.