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Rethinking Palestine

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Rethinking Palestine is a podcast from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a transnational think tank that brings together Palestinians from across the globe to produce critical policy analysis and craft visions for a liberated, self-determined future. Host Yara Hawari engages with a range of Palestinian analysts to discuss recent developments and long-standing questions facing Palestinians worldwide.

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United States

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Rethinking Palestine is a podcast from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a transnational think tank that brings together Palestinians from across the globe to produce critical policy analysis and craft visions for a liberated, self-determined future. Host Yara Hawari engages with a range of Palestinian analysts to discuss recent developments and long-standing questions facing Palestinians worldwide.

Twitter:

@AlShabaka

Language:

English


Episodes

Israel’s Disinformation Apparatus with Tariq Kenny-Shawa

3/26/2024
Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Al-Shabaka’s US policy fellow, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss Israel’s information warfare tactics, used to influence public perception of its ongoing genocide in Gaza. Support the show

Duration:00:28:40

Settler Colonial Spillover in the West Bank with Fathi Nimer

2/27/2024
Fathi Nimer, Al-Shabaka Palestine policy fellow, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the acceleration of Israeli settler colonialism in the West Bank amidst the ongoing genocide in Gaza. Support the show

Duration:00:23:11

The Arab World and Gaza Genocide with Elham Fakhro

1/29/2024
Elham Fakhro joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the reactions of Arab peoples and their governments to the ongoing genocide in Gaza, placing them within the historical and contemporary context of Arab normalization with the Israeli regime. Support the show

Duration:00:23:19

Palestine in 2023: Unfolding Nakba and Genocide

12/26/2023
In this episode of Rethinking Palestine, host Yara Hawari highlights a selection of key excerpts from our discussions with previous guests throughout 2023. Together, they shed light on the Palestinian experience under settler colonialism as well as pushback and resistance by Palestinians and their allies. Support the show

Duration:00:30:22

"From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free," with Maha Nassar

11/30/2023
Maha Nassar joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the historical significance of this popular slogan, used by Palestinians and their allies as they protest the assault on Gaza and ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people. Support the show

Duration:00:23:46

Countering Repression of Palestine Solidarity in the US & Europe

10/30/2023
Layla Kattermann (European Legal Support Center) and Diala Shamas (Center for Constitutional Rights) join host Yara Hawari to discuss the crackdown on pro-Palestine solidarity across the US and Europe and ways their organizations are working to resist state repression against activists. Support the show

Duration:00:31:12

The Palestinian Authority's Revolving Door with Alaa Tartir

9/25/2023
Alaa Tartir joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the revolving door/al-bab al-dawaar, a critical component of PA-Israeli security coordination. They situate the policy within the wider “collaboration paradigm" and examine its disruptive impact on Palestinian resistance and the liberation movement. Support the show

Duration:00:21:18

Countless Palestinian Futures with Danah Abdulla & Sarona Abuaker

8/29/2023
Danah Abdulla and Sarona Abuaker join host Yara Hawari to talk about their discussion-based game, “Countless Palestinian Futures.” They explain how the project seeks to challenge colonial temporal domination and stimulate imagination around Palestinian futures. Support the show

Duration:00:33:16

Challenging the British Anti-Boycott Bill with Ben Jamal

7/31/2023
Ben Jamal, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the UK’s anti-BDS bill targetting pro-Palestine activism. They discuss the broader repercussions of the proposed policy and ways in which the PSC and other rights groups are campaigning against the legislation. Support the show

Duration:00:28:56

Liberal Zionism: A Veneer for Settler Colonialism with M. Muhannad Ayyash

6/27/2023
M. Muhannad Ayyash joins host Yara Hawari to discuss liberal Zionism and the dominant role it plays in Zionist ideology. He exposes its essential function of providing the settler colonial project with the veneer of enlightened, Western civilization and democratic politics. Support the show

Duration:00:33:06

Prison Hunger Strikes in Palestine with Basil Farraj

5/29/2023
In light of the death of political prisoner Khader Adnan, Al-Shabaka analyst Basil Farraj joins host Yara Hawari to discuss Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strikes. Farraj explains how hunger strikes function as a resistance tactic, allowing prisoners to reclaim their power over life and death from the Israeli incarceration regime. Support the show

Duration:00:19:27

The "Pro-Democracy" Israeli Protests with Ameer Makhoul

4/27/2023
Ameer Makhoul joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the ongoing Israeli protests against Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government. Makhoul provides a sobering analysis of the so-called pro-democracy protests in the context of the Israeli regime’s settler-colonial and apartheid rule over millions of Palestinians. Support the show

Duration:00:32:59

Confronting Energy Poverty in Gaza with Asmaa Abu Mezied

3/27/2023
Asmaa Abu Mezied joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the energy crisis in Gaza, situating it within the context of the Israeli regime’s unrelenting blockade and repeated attacks on the besieged enclave. Abu Mezied also explains how the international community is complicit in maintaining this unlivable status quo. Support the show

Duration:00:24:14

US Embassy Plans on Stolen Palestinian Lands with Rashid Khalidi

2/27/2023
Rashid Khalidi joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the US plan to build a new embassy on a plot of land in Jerusalem owned by multiple Palestinian families, including Khalidi’s. They also discuss the systemic Israeli theft of Palestinian lands beyond those privately owned and registered with title deeds. Support the show

Duration:00:21:25

Challenging Anti-Boycott Laws in the US with Tariq Kenney-Shawa

1/30/2023
Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Al-Shabaka's US policy fellow, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the escalating legal attacks on the right to boycott in the US led by the Israeli regime's defenders. He highlights the multifaceted nature of this assault on social and political expression in the country. Support the show

Duration:00:19:17

Palestine in 2022: A Year of Resistance

12/23/2022
In this episode of Rethinking Palestine, host Yara Hawari highlights the best bits of all our episodes in 2022 to give you a round-up of how Palestinian analysts and experts reflected on the most important events in Palestine this year. Support the show

Duration:00:36:40

Football in the Middle East with Abdullah Al-Arian

11/28/2022
Abdullah Al-Arian joins host Yara Hawari for a timely discussion about football in Palestine and the wider Arab region, exploring the sport's historical and current roles in anti-colonial movements and grassroots organizing. Support the show

Duration:00:28:37

Latin America and Palestine with Hussein Sameh

10/30/2022
Hussein Sameh joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the historical and contemporary relationships between Palestine and Latin America. They also touch on the latest wave of left-wing leadership in the region and its implications for the Palestinian liberation struggle. Support the show

Duration:00:32:28

The Challenges of Fighting for Palestinian Prisoners' Freedom

9/27/2022
Milena, the international advocacy coordinator for Addameer, joins host Yara Hawari to discuss the ways in which Palestinian prisoners and administrative detainees are fighting for their freedom. She also explores the challenges facing her organization's work in light of the escalating Israeli criminalization of Palestinian civil society. Support the show

Duration:00:36:23

From Jenin to Gaza to Nablus: Palestinian Resistance Under Attack

8/29/2022
Mariam Barghouti and Ibrahim Fraihat join host Yara Hawari to discuss how the latest Israeli attacks and assassinations in Jenin, Gaza and Nablus are part of a wider Israeli strategy to crush Palestinian armed resistance. Support the show

Duration:00:34:03