BOOK REVIEW:Life Lived in Relief — Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Refugee narratives beyond those which reach the mainstream media are fraught with complexities, while humanitarian aid remains insufficient. Ilana Feldman’s treatise “Life Lived in Relief — Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics” (University of California Press, 2018) focuses on the discrepancies between the political and purportedly apolitical dynamics of the humanitarian sector. Feldman’s overview of…

How Israel manipulates Palestinian narrative through Syria’s refugee crisis (2015)

Europe has emerged as a protagonist in this story, as refugees from Syria attempt to escape civil war and Islamic State group brutality. Member countries are reluctantly offering refuge, while others are constructing fences to prevent families from exercising their right to seek asylum. The European narrative of influx and escalating statistics tends to be a recurring…

The EU’s refugee double standard

The scaremongering tactics perpetuated by the right-wing in the EU regarding migrants and refugees boil down to two observations dissociated from the historical and political ramifications: that migrants will keep coming, and that Europe has no space to accommodate them. However, who and what created refugees is a question that EU leaders prefer to ignore….