Israel’s War Against Palestine: Documenting the Occupation of Palestinian and Arab Lands

Edward Said: Imperial continuity – Palestine, Iraq, and US policy (video)

8 May 2003

Edward Said, University of Washington
The Walker-Ames Lecture Series – 8 May 2003

IOA Editor: A very important discussion on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and ‘God-given land’ claims by Israelis, including Said’s recognition of Jewish/Zionist rights in Palestine – but not as “the only claim or the main claim,” rather, as “a claim, among many other.”

Edward Said’s comments are as relevant today as they were in 2003, a few months before his death. They serve as an excellent ‘reality check’ against the current focus on Settlement Freeze – an insulting diversion from the main discussion: the Occupation itself.


Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and ‘God-given land’ claims (8:26 min)


Watch the full one hour and 39 minute lecture HERE

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