50 Years of Occupation Book Project

The Leftern Wall

Issa Amro & authors at an old entrance to Shuhada Street, Hebron. Credit: Oren Ziv/ActiveStills

Since November 2014, I’ve been working with authors Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon and activists from Breaking the Silence on coordinating a book project to mark 50 years of Occupation (June 2017). The project went public last week, with the arrival of the first delegation of authors.

You can read more about the project in: The GuardianHaaretzThe Latin American Herald Tribune; The Times of Israel; Ynet; and elsewhere. Here is a short TV piece (Hebrew) about the project by Channel 2’s Ohad Hemo.

There will be some 25 authors taking part in the project, all in all, and they will come to Israel-Palestine in small groups for week-long intensive explorations of the realities of the occupation. The first delegation last week included Eimear McBride, Taiye Selasi, Ala Hlehel and Hari Kunzru.

I am hugely excited…

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