The Mosaic Rooms have always invited important and critical reflections on the blockade, occupation, apartheid policies as well as the ongoing resistance in Palestine/Israel. In light of recent Israeli attacks on worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque and the air strikes on the southern city Khan Younis in Gaza, and almost a year after our Call for Solidarity with Palestine we would like to share an updated resource list that may help our friends and supporters to better understand the context of the latest attacks.
Statements and Reports
Platforms and initiatives
Mada Masr articles about the Palestinian context
Browse through books and research on Madar, The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies, an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine.
ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution that works to support Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. Established in 1991 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the centre offers free legal aid to political prisoners, advocates their rights at the national and international level, and works to end torture and other violations of prisoners’ rights through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.
Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Visualizing Palestine creates data-driven tools to advance a factual, rights-based narrative of the Palestinian-Israeli issue. The researchers, designers, technologists, and communications specialists work in partnership with civil society actors to amplify their impact and promote justice and equality.
This graphic from designer activists Vizualising Palestine in Jadaliyya pictures the anatomy of displacement and family separation enacted in Jerusalem against Palestinians.
Funambulist Magazine – Learning with Palestine, positions Palestine simultaneously as the site of anti-colonial learning and solidarity, as well as a the source of a productive dialogue with other colonial geographies.
Articles and Lectures
Read the article Jerusalem Neighborhoods Shaykh Jarrah – A Struggle for Survival by Nazmi Jubeh
Read the Washington Post article on Facebook’s Palestinian censorship and how the AI treats Palestinian activists like it treats American Black activists – blocking them.
A lecture on Israel and Palestine by Noam Chomsky, given at Clark University, Worcester, MA (USA). April 12, 2011. Courtesy of Team Good. TVSBSC.
A talk on Palestine and the World Order – from Jerusalem by Noam Chomsky. This Zoom webinar was recorded on the 8th June 2020. Moderated by Mahmoud Muna, the cultural programmes coordinator at the Educational Bookshop.
Read this briefing from the human rights organisation Al Haq released 10 May 2021 about the 2021 attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem, and in Al Aqsa mosque.
Read key facts from Palestinian Policy Network Al Shabaka about the policy of the forcible transfer of Palestinians from Jerusalem.
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Here are some recordings that we recommend from The Mosaic Rooms’ programme that give some wider context to the situation:
Watch this online panel on Palestine from Above: Surveillance, Cartography, Control with Yazid Anani, Salim Tamari, Ariel Caine, Zeinep Celik and Michael Talbot, moderated by Heba Y. Amin and Anthony Downey in 2021.
Watch Hassan Jabareen, one of four speakers at the 2019 Edward W Said London Lecture. The head of legal organisation Adala talks about Israel’s Jewish Nation State Law as enacting apartheid style laws of citizenship.
Amira Hass, journalist at Haaretz gave the 2018 London Edward W. Said Lecture. In it she outlined the techniques of occupation and predicted Israel would accelerate aggressive occupation and control of Palestinian land.
Listen to this talk with Rashid Khalidi talking to Karma Nabulsi about the British imperialist past, in this talk about his book The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine. Listen from 6 minutes in.
Hear writer and lawyer Raja Shehadah talk about the way that language and culture enacts occupation and talks about the displacement of Palestinians in Language of War, Language of Peace. From 3 minutes. We also recommend Raja Shehadah’s lecture to SOAS in 2017 entitled ‘Does Israel Fear Peace?’.
Browse our Bookshop for further literature on Palestine