Ref`at al-Areer is a beloved Palestinian writer, poet, and scholar who was killed by an Israeli strike on 6 December along with his brother and his son, his sister and her three children. His killing reverberated the world over, with his latest poem, “If I Must Die,” translated into more than 200 languages and recited publicly by poets, scholars, and celebrities in Palestine and internationally. He is celebrated as a symbol of Gaza’s steadfastness and conscience. Watch the conversation with Jehad Abusalim, a former student and friend, in conversation with Bassam Haddad.
In this conversation, Said addresses comparatively his years of experience during foreign policy briefings, notably on Palestine, at the US State Department and White House, with focus on the current war on Gaza. We will feature heated exchanges with DOS representatives that became emblematic of strategies of evasion, double standards, and misinformation.
The International Court of Justice will this week hold public hearings on South Africa's genocide case against Israel. These hearing will be held on Thursday 11 January (South Africa oral arguments) and Friday 12 January (Israel oral arguments). These conversations between Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Norman Finkelstein will take place over four days, providing viewers with a preview of what is to come, discussing the oral arguments made by both South Africa and Israel, and a conversation about what will come next.