[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.]
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.