While generally well-intentioned, the concept of solidarity involves an unequal power relationship between those offering and receiving it. A preferable state of affairs would be partnership, placing Western activists and their counterparts elsewhere on equal footing.
Seeing Beirut slide into war in 2006 transformed the late TV presenter, moving him to humanize peoples—in the Middle East and beyond—whose voices were rarely heard in the US mainstream.
It's impossible on any day, but especially a day like this year’s Nakba Day, to ignore the inherent bond between the Palestinian and Syrian causes.
After the Palestinianization of Syrians, there comes now the Syrianization of Palestinians.
At a recent talk in California, Charles Davis encountered a microcosm of the left's rupture on Syria.
Due to similar predicaments, Syrians' belief in the Palestinian cause has transformed from a merely Arab identitarian solidarity into more humane, emancipatory joint struggle.
It's been four years since a Syrian Air Force MiG jet bombarded Yarmouk camp, marking the beginning of a new nakba for the 150,000-200,000 Palestinians living there.