The core of our conversation was Mohammed’s two essays for Hummus For Thought:
- Wretched of the Earth: Thoughts on Syria, Palestine and Discourse (2016)
- Israel and ‘The Right to Maim’ (2017)
Topics discussed: growing up in Gaza and surviving the Israeli wars and blockade; his and his partner’s difficult journey to Australia, himself via Israel and herself via Egypt; the Western Left’s failures on Syria and Bosnia as well as its relationship to Palestine; the dehumanisation of Palestinians and Syrians; Israel’s politics of domination; Israel’s ‘right to maim’ as inherent to colonial logic through Jasbir Puar’s work; and Palestinians being asked to show gratitude by self-appointed ‘saviors’.
This episode was re-posted on May 18th 2021 with a brief new intro.
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