Although the 61 Articles comprising the law mostly deal with serious e-crimes, three Articles drew the ire of rights groups because they fear these provisions would impact freedom of expression and online privacy.
Some of the proposed ideas include organizing nonviolent, large-scale protests near Erez, the border between Gaza and Israel. But, such scenario underestimates critical differences between Gaza and Jerusalem.
“Remember 1948. Remember 1967,” Hanegbi said in a post he shared on his official Facebook page. “This is how Nakba begins,” he continued, “don’t try us again because the result won’t be any different.”
The disparity in coverage, the consistent omissions, and the view that Palestinian lives do not merit equal reporting only indicate that, at best, the Times displays systemic institutional imbalance in favor of a false narrative.
By exploring an elite of modernizing, patriotic Mandate Palestinian capitalists in the 1930s and 1940s, Seikaly forces scholars of Palestinian history and political economy to abandon simplistic categories.