Basem Ra’ad

Basem Ra’ad

Basem L. Ra’ad is Professor of English and world Civilizations and is Co-Managing Editor of PIJ.


America as Palestine or as Israel?
American Palestine by Hilton Obenzinger, reviewed by Basem Ra’ad How, in nineteenth century travel writing, fundamentalists created a "sacred geography" of the Holy Land, providing the background for a settler-colonial project.
The Cana’anite Factor: (Un) Defining Religious Identities in Palestine and Israel
How the politicization of religion leads to polarization and inherited stereotypes about "Arabs," ’1ews" and "Muslims," and why a cultural perspective based on real history may hold promise.

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