Category: History

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Toys, spices, sewing machines: the items Israel banned from entering Gaza

Israel had already been limiting the movement of goods and people between Gaza and the West Bank at least since the early 1990s. In 2006, after Hamas won 74 out of 132 seats in the Palestinian legislative elections, Israel escalated its blockade.

Long History of Jewish Dissent Over Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians

In “Our Palestine Question,” Geoffrey Levin, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and Jewish studies at Emory University, recovers the voices of those Jews who first called for an honest reckoning of the plight of Israel’s Palestinian population.

Banning Arab and Anti-occupation Films, This Censorship Agency Shaped Israel for Decades

A look at the history of Israel’s Film and Theater Review Board reveals its major role in shaping the cultural image of the young state – and our worldview too