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O.I.L. Monthly Edition (November 2013)

[International Solidarity Movement activists writing graffiti on the separation wall, Ni'lin. Image by Yoram Sorek, via Wikimedia Commons.] [International Solidarity Movement activists writing graffiti on the separation wall, Ni'lin. Image by Yoram Sorek, via Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information]

Legal Agenda Launches English Online Edition, Legal Agenda
Beirut-based non-governmental non-profit organization Legal Agenda announces the launch of an online e-zine in English.

Toward an Ethic of Legitimate Dissent: Academic Boycott at the American Studies Association, Noura Erakat
Jadaliyya co-editor Erakat discusses broader questions about the role of US academia raised by the consideration of an academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association.

New Paradigms in Israel and Palestine: Interview with Noura Erakat and Leila Farsaikh, Frank Barat
Frank Barat of Le Mur a des Oreilles interviews Leila Farsakh, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Noura Erakat, Jadaliyya Co-Editor, on their participation in the New Paradigms in Israel & Palestine conference held at the European Parliament.

O.I.L. Media Roundup (29 November)
A biweekly collection of pertinent articles on Occupations, Interventions, and Law published by various outlets. 

Displaced Again: Palestinian Refugees from Syria, Jadaliyya Reports
A talk from Jadaliyya co-editor Noura Erakat and country director of American Near East Refugee Aid ( ANERA) in Lebanon Samar al-Yassir.

Classified Memories: Trying To Try Terror Suspects Who Were Tortured by the CIA, Lisa Hajjar
A presentation from Hajjar analyzing the relationship and contradictions among three larger issues--torture, secrecy, and governmental unaccountability in the broader context of the United States' "War on Terror."

India's Iran Policy: Between US Primacy and Regionalism, Vijay Prashad
An abstract of a larger working paper on the triangle of political relations between India, Iran and the United States, published by the Issam Faris Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. 

جدار الفصل العنصري: خنق في الهوة وخلق للهوية, Fadi Aassla
Aassla details the impact of the Apartheid Wall on Palestinian daily life, education, culture, and economy.

بيت المقدس مهدوم, Haneen Naamnih
An excerpt from an article on Palestinians in Jerusalem, originally published in Arabi Assafir.

The Khsara Club, Arab Women Who Don't Get Married in Time: An Interview with Suha Araj, Noura Erakat
Jadaliyya co-editor Erakat interviews film director Suha Araj on her short film, "The Cup Reader."

The Israeli Government Insists on Challenging the International Will and Approves (The National Park) Settlement Plan in Jerusalem, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)

O.I.L. Media Roundup (13 November), O.I.L. Editors
A biweekly collection of pertinent articles on Occupations, Interventions, and Law published by various outlets. 

The Hebrew University and ‘Hasbara’, Rosemary Sayigh
Sayigh argues that a number of scholars at Hebrew University in Jerusalem have allowed the institution to serve as a "pawn" in a larger hasbara strategy of normalizing Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Lessons from the Campaign for Sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, Steven Friedman
Writing for al-Majdal, Friedman details what parallels between settler colonialism in Palestine-Israel and Apartheid-era South Africa mean for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists.

Constitution by the People: An Interview with Egypt Parallel Constitution Co-Founder Sawsan Gad, Hesham Sallam
Sallam interviews activist and founder of the Egypt Parallel Constitution Initiative (EPC) on the history and objectives of the EPC and the role of the organization in the Egyptian constitutional drafting process.

Co-Editors Mouin Rabbani and Noura Erakat, and O.I.L. Page Co-Editor Max Ajl, on “What Comes Next?: A Forum on the End of the Two-State Paradigm”, Mouin Rabbani, Noura Erakat, and Max Ajl
Jadaliyya excerpts the contributions of O.I.L. co-editors Mouin Rabbani, Noura Erakat, and Max Ajl to Mondoweiss' forum on one state and two state solutions.

Eight Years of the BDS Movement: Where Have We Come Since 2005? (al-Majdal, Autumn 2013), BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
BADIL provides an introduction and overview of the latest issue of al-Majdal.

Texas A&M in Nazareth? Apartheid & More, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

License to Kill: Why the American Drone War on Yemen Violates International Law, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from Alkarama on field investigations of witnesses and victims of drone strikes in Sanaa, Yemen.

Cairo Event--Islamists in Turkey: From the Rule of Law to the Law of Some (10 November, AUC), Jadaliyya Reports
An announcement of a talk, titled "Islamists in Turkey: From the Rule of Law to the Law of Some," by Koray Çalışkan, given at American University in Cairo.

Improving Access to Education for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jadaliyya Reports
A report from the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)

Palestinians Torn Over the Syrian Crisis, Nicolas Dot-Pouillard
An excerpt from an article by Nicolas Dot-Pouillard, « Le mouvement national palestinien face à la crise syrienne : une division contenue » (“The National Palestinian Movement Torn Over the Syrian crisis “) in a collected works edited by François Burgat et Bruno Paoli, Pas de printemps pour la Syrie ?Acteurs et défis de la crise 2011-2013, (No Spring for Syria ?  Actors and Challenges in the Crisis : 2011- 2013) forthcoming from Découverte.

Infographic: Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria, Visualizing Palestine
Visualizing Palestine provides an infographic on Palestinians displaced by armed conflict in Syria.

Palestine Awareness Week at UCLA (4-7 November, Los Angeles), Jadaliyya Reports
A report from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

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