Samir Naqqash is perhaps the most prolific modern Iraqi-Jewish writer, yet his work was ignored for decades by the Israeli academy. The recent Hebrew publication of his novel “Shlomo the Kurd, Me and the Time,” which was originally written in Arabic, will hopefully change that.
Mati Shemoelof unpacks how the Israeli government is manipulating the Arab-Jewish narrative to avoid justice for Palestinian refugees.
“There is no peace without equality and there is no equality without peace,” Kohavi Shemesh always said, pointing out precisely the paradox of life in a Zionist state. Shemesh, one of the founders of the Black Panthers movement in Israel, died on April 13, 2019 at 75.
Mati Shemoelof, one of the signatories of a complaint challenging Israel’s controversial Nation State Law, explains how the law discriminates against all of Israel’s Arabs citizens, both Palestinian Arabs and Jewish Arabs.