An essay by renowned Israeli academic Gershon Shafir has been translated and released in Arabic by Mada al Carmel. The translation was carried out by the writer and activist Antoine Shalhat, who has formerly served as a member on Mada’s board. Whilst Shafir’s article is not newly published, Mada’s research committee took the decision to have it translated on the grounds that it is extremely relevant to the current moment, and should be made accessible to scholars and academics working in the Arabic language. It is vital to give consideration to both historical and contemporary processes of colonisation, colonial domination and control when assessing racism and inequality in Israel, the US and Europe today.


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