Palestine Part 1: Theorizing Syria, Egypt & the Arab spring and analyzing the impact on Palestine

In this episode, we finally take a first step towards capturing the complexity of the Arab revolutions of 2011 in relation to the Palestinian struggle. We invited two of Palestine's most prominent activist Jehad Abusalim currently a PhD student in the History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies joint program at New York University. His main area of research is Palestinian and Arab perceptions of the Zionist project and the Jewish question before 1948. He also studies the political and social history of the Gaza Strip and the impacts of the Palestinian Nakba, and how it radically impacted the political, social, demographic, and economic realities of Gaza. And Mariam Barghouti, visiting from Ramallah, Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Al-Jazeera English, Huffington Post, Middle East Monitor, Mondoweiss, International Business Times and more. Together they give us an in-depth analysis from an insiders point of view. From the Trump administration role in a changing middle east to the harsh realities of the Gaza strip and occupied territories. Our Palestine episode will be split into two parts as we had much to cover in order to deliver a just portrait of the severity of the situation. The Irrelevant Arabs is a crowd-funded project. If you enjoy our episodes and would like to contribute to this project please follow the link below to our Patreon page and subscribe to our channel on SoundCloud. We are glad to receive your emails and answer any questions you may have, as well as, any suggestions you may think will better our podcast.

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