On June 23, 2020, 27-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Erekat was murdered by Israeli police, accusing him of “ramming his car into border guards” despite it being the day of his sister’s wedding.
Watch human rights attorney Noura Erakat discuss Ahmed’s murder and Israeli apartheid.
In light of the various movements worldwide to shed light on systemic injustices, I solicited from my Twitter followers recommendations for educational materials about Palestine — including, but not limited to, books, films, and articles.
Here is a selection from the thread:
- Noura Erakat, Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (2019)
- Michael R. Fischbach, Black Power and PalestineTransnational Countries of Color (2018)
- Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 (2020)
- Angela Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement (2016)
- Yael Zerubavel, Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition (1995)
- Judith Butler, Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012)
- Andrew Ross, Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel (2019)
- Mourid Barghouti, I Saw Ramallah (tr. 2000, orig. 1997; translated by Ahdaf Soueif)
- Shlomo Sand, How I Stopped Being a Jew (tr. 2014, orig. 2010; translated by David Fernbach)
- Mahmoud Darwish, Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? (tr. 2006; translated by Jeffrey Sacks)
- Emile Habibi, The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist (tr. 2001, orig. 1974; translated by Salma Khadra Jayyusi and Trevor LeGassick)
- Ghassan Kanafani, Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories (tr. 1999, orig. 1962; translated by Hilary Kilpatrick)
- Sahar Khalifeh, Passage to the Plaza (tr. 2020, orig. 1990; translated by Sawad Hussain)
- Mahmoud Darwish, Journal of an Ordinary Grief (tr. 2010, orig. 1973, translated by Ibrahim Muhawi)
- Joe Sacco, Palestine (2001)
- ed. Basma Ghalayini, Palestine + 100 (2019)
Films & Documentaries
- dir. Michael Cassel, Obaida (2019), 7 mins.
- dirs. Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, 5 Broken Cameras (2011), 94 mins.
- dirs. Masao Adachi and Kôji Wakamatsu, Japanese Red Army / PFLP [Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine]: Declaration of World War (1971), 69 mins.
- dir. Ana Naomi de Sousa, The Architecture of Violence (2014), 25 mins.
Articles & Essays
- Helga Tawil-Souri and Miriyam Aouragh, “Intifada 3.0? Cyber Colonialism and Palestinian Resistance” (2014)
- Edward Said, “Reflections on Exile” (2000 [orig. 1984])
Below is an Instagram post with highlights from this list. Please share widely!