Palestine Unbound

A Public Display of Solidarity

March 30, 2015 Palestine Square

On 20 August, hundreds of Palestinian and international solidarity activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City to call attention to the shared struggle of Americans against “highly militarized police departments” and Palestinians against the Israeli occupation. As the demonstrators made their way across the bridge, a separate group unfurled a

Palestine Unbound

Middle East Peace: More Complicated than IKEA?

March 26, 2015 Palestine Square

On 30 October, Sweden recognized Palestine as a state. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized the move, saying, “the Swedish government should understand that Middle East relations are more complex than a piece of self-assembled IKEA furniture” (Reuters). His Swedish counterpart, Margot Wallstrom, replied in kind. “I will be happy to send Israel

Palestine Unbound

Palestinian Cuisine in the Conflict Kitchen

March 25, 2015 Palestine Square

Conflict Kitchen is a Pittsburgh-based restaurant that offers a periodically rotating menu, each iteration of which highlights the cuisine of a country with which the United States is in conflict. Since it was founded in 2010 by artist and Carnegie Mellon art professor Jon Rubin and his former student, Dawn Weleski, the takeout

Palestine Unbound


March 23, 2015 Palestine Square

In July and August, the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and research funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, became an international viral sensation on social media. Nominated participants were “challenged” by friends or coworkers to have themselves filmed dumping a bucket of ice water on their

News & Analysis

Netanyahu and the "Arab Card"

March 20, 2015 Palestine Square

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu election upset was arguably due to an 11th hour gambit: Netanyahu renounced his past support for a two-state solution and on polling day issued a call to arms (invoking Order 8, the Israel Defense Forces’ emergency code for reserve duty) by warning that “Arab

News & Analysis

PIVOT The World

March 17, 2015 Palestine Square

Imagine an app that inspires you to raise your smart phone or tablet, holding it toward a landmark, and allows you to go back in time and revisit the exact same spot. Add narratives from contemporaries and you’re even more enmeshed. That’s the idea behind PIVOTtheWorld – an exciting new

Culture & History

"Declaration of Independence," Interview with Artist Steve Sabella

March 6, 2015 Palestine Square

Steve Sabella is a Jerusalem-born, Berlin-based artist who primarily uses photography and photographic installation in his work. He holds an art photography degree at the Musrara School of Photography in Jerusalem, a B.A. in Visual Studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York, a M.A. in