The Voice

Can you make peace in times of war?

The war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come to a preliminary end with the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire. But the recent months of violence have cast a dark shadow on those who advocate peace and reconciliation, which is why we asked one Israeli, and one Palestinian peace-activist the same question: How has the recent flare-up in violence influenced your ability as a movement to promote peace and non-violence?

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The Analysis

Archives Under Arrest

The events of 1948, with the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nakba – as Palestinians call it -, not only marked the destruction of hundreds of populated villages and the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, it also resulted in a still-ongoing process of stripping Palestinians of their cultural and historical heritage. On the politics of information in Israel-Palestine.

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The Voice

Did Ukraine’s civil resistance fail?

“Civil resistance is also about what we don’t see,” says Maciej Bartkowski, a leading expert on nonviolent resistance. Comparing Ukraine to other cases in history, Bartkowski underlines the effectiveness of civil resistance, discusses its limits, and clears up some of the widespread misconceptions about it.

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The Fieldnote

Who cares about Selfies? It’s the #Otherie, stupid!

A fieldnote from Tel Aviv, Israel (July 2014):
People take Selfies, but armies and states in war rely on #Otheries: the one-dimensional focus on the Other, as a target, as an object of war. A note on Othering in the current Israeli military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

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