Tadween Spotlight: Gaza
This summer, Gaza dominated the headlines. A rising death toll at the expense of Israel’s weeks long Operation Protective Edge, a death toll that currently stands at over 2,000 killed, once again brought attention to the politics surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the devastation of the Gaza Strip.
The Emails on Salaita
On Friday, officials of the University of Illinois offered their first public explanations of the decision to block the hiring of Steven Salaita. They denied that his criticism of Israel was the reason, and said that they were committed to promoting an atmosphere in which people and ideas are not demeaned.
Scholars Pledge to Boycott UIUC Over the Firing of Steven Salaita
On 6 August, Inside Higher Ed reported that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) had rescinded a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, who was set to begin a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program this month. The article quoted “sources familiar with the university’s decision” as saying that the rescinding of Salaita’s job offer was due to the “tone” of comments that he had made on social media regarding Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza.
Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis in Publishing and Academia from the Arab World
News and stories with a focus on the publishing industry, education, and technology from across the Arab world.
New JADMAG: Gaza Revisited
Edited by Noura Erakat
This pedagogy publication examines the November 2012 military offensive and unpacks historical legacies, legal questions, media portrayals, and political considerations. In doing so, the publication helps create a context for the attack and considers possibilities for the future of the conﬂict and the balance of power in the Middle East more generally.