Palestinians & Jews & Israel (Another Interview with Ayman Odeh)

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This has nothing to do with Zionism or anti-Zionism, but with something as simple as understanding other people and their “narratives.” Ayman Odeh is the leader of the Joint List, the third largest party in the Knesset. You read something like this interview with him here , published in the mainstream-centrist Times of Israel, and realize that the only way out of this imbroglio between Jews and Arabs in Israel and Palestine is together on the basis of human sympathy and mutual recognition. This requires a more capacious and shared conception of “Israel” than one based on rigid notions of nationalism or flat postcolonial/settler-colonial rubrics.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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