States of Postcoloniality/Palestine–Palestine
In this issue of FUSE, guest-edited by Nasrin Himada and Reena Katz, we highlight the shared structures and contemporary effects of settler colonialism brought to bear on communities in Palestine and on Turtle Island. Our title, Palestine–Palestine refuses the liberal discourse of equating Palestine and Israel as two equally functioning entities. It also refuses to frame Palestine as the counter to Israel, as its eternal Other. Palestine–Palestine liberates لسطين from its colonial perpetrator, releasing it from the false dichotomy that masks the violence of settler colonialism with the language of “conflict” or “war.” In thinking through Palestine–Palestine in conversation with anti-colonial movements across the world, we position it as an homage to the revolutionary struggles that began in the 1960s, in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. Palestinian revolutionaries, the Fidae’en, called for anti-imperial forms of struggle alongside the Third World International movements across continents in Africa, Asia and Latin America. There is no room within Palestine–Palestine for state-sanctioned forms of “peace-making” that are encapsulated by neoliberal ethics of position placing. There is no room for the referent war. This is occupation. And the struggle continues.
In this issue:
HANEEN MAIKEY Signposts from alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society
JODI VOICE From Turtle Island to Palestine: Reflections on the Indigenous Youth Delegation to Palestine
RWAYDA (ROD) AL-KAMISI Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
KANDIS FRIESEN Actual Size
ZAINAB AMADAHY Relationships Across Cornfields and Olive Groves
SARAH PUPO in collaboration with JOSH PAVAN Lady Gaza
BASIL ALZERI The Archivist in the Kitchen
HAITHAM ENNASR A Game of Shater Hassan
KAMAL ALJAFARI The Credits of My Next Movie
RICHARD WILLIAM HILL‘s Close Readings: Alex Janvier
MAIKO TANAKA’s Making It Work: Linda Duvall and Peter Kingstone’s Living in 10 East Lessons
Reviews of: Nadim Mishlawi’s film Sector Zero, by Mike Hoolboom; curator Vicky Moufawad-Paul’s exhibition Blown Up: Gaming and War, by Marty Fink; Eyal Weizman’s book The Least of All Possible Evils, by Etienne Turpin; Féminismes Électriques; edited by Leila Pourtavaf, by Sara Rozenberg.
Cover image credit: Layering of magnified details from multiple drawings and photographs in Palestine–Palestine. By Reena Katz.