Saree Makdisi

Saree Makdisi

Saree Makdisi, a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, is the author of “Making England Western: Occidentalism, Race and Imperial Culture.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, greets supporters at the Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night early on April 10. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Reelection Underlines Israel’s Apartheid Reality
The results of Israel’s elections reveal a stark reality: Not only will Benjamin Netanyahu almost inevitably form a coalition government even further to the right than the one he already heads, but the country’s Jewish electorate has given its resounding endorsement to the policies for which he...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wrongfully Treating Academic Debate as Anti-Semitism
The principle of academic freedom at our universities is under attack by those seeking to shield Israel from criticism by silencing dissent, shutting down discussion and imposing a stifling atmosphere of intimidation at the University of California, in particular. A coordinated set of petitions,...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015
How 'Je suis Charlie' Makes Matters Worse
he public response to the massacre of journalists at Charlie Hebdo has been articulated as a gesture of solidarity: “Je suis Charlie.” It has been chanted by marchers in the Place de la Republique, and repeated on Hollywood stages. It has the appeal of hashtag simplicity and bumper sticker...
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