Raja Shehadeh is a founder of the human rights group Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. His new book, Going Home, will be published in August. (March 2019)


Bearing Witness in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers detaining a Palestinian during clashes at a protest, Hebron, West Bank, February 2018

Freedom and Despair: Notes from the South Hebron Hills

by David Shulman
On June 2, 1980, three members of an offshoot of the right-wing Israeli settler movement, a terrorist group that became known as the Jewish Underground—Menachem Livni, Uzi Sharabaf, and Shaul Nir, all West Bank settlers—placed bombs under the cars of the Palestinian mayors of Ramallah, Bireh, and Nablus. The mayor …

This Land Is Our Land

Nabi Musa, West Bank, January 19, 2010; photograph by Stephen Shore from the exhibition Stephen Shore, on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, through May 28, 2018. The catalog is by Quentin Bajac, with contributions by David Campany, Kristen Gaylord, and Martino Stierli. It is published by MoMA.

Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

by Gary Fields
The usurpation of land in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is taking place long after the age of colonialism came to an end, sixty-nine years after the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in defiance of international law. Jewish settlements violate Article 49 of the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits an occupying power from transferring its own people into occupied land. And this is happening in full view of the media in one of the most reported conflicts in the world.