Author: Bashir Abu-Manneh

BASHIR ABU-MANNEH teaches English at Barnard College, New York, and was educated in Israel and the UK. Among his recent articles are "Palestine: A Dream Deferred," The Nation, Dec. 19, 2006, "Israel in the U.S. Empire," Monthly Review, March 2007, and the just-published "Israel's Colonial Siege and the Palestinians," Socialist Register 2008: Global Flashpoints, ed. Leo Panitch & Colin Leys (New York: Monthly Review, 2008). He was interviewed in September 2007 by Stephen R. Shalom.

A ‘Palestinian Spring’? Not Yet.

[This is a revised version of a talk given at a conference sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine held at Columbia University, October 14-16, 2011.]

The Question of Palestine

New Politics: 2008 is the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel and of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe. What do you see as the Israeli goal and has it changed over the years?