Palestine Unbound

VOL. 48

2019

No. 48
P. 117
Palestine Unbound
Palestine Unbound
ABSTRACT

Published each issue, this section strives to capture the tenor and content of popular conversations related to the Palestinians and the Arab-Israeli conflict, which are held on dynamic platforms unbound by traditional media. Therefore, items presented in this section are from a variety of sources and have been selected because they either have gone viral or represent a significant cultural moment or trend. A version of Palestine Unbound is also published on Palestine Square (palestinesquare.com), a blog of the Institute for Palestine Studies. Stories from this quarter (16 November 2018–15 February 2019) include the induction of the first Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), into U.S. congress; the steep public censure of a second Muslim congresswoman, Ilahn Omar (D-MN), for her criticism of the influence the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affiars Committee (AIPAC) has over U.S. politics; and the firing of professor/activist Marc Lamont Hill for his pro-Palestinian speech at UN headquarters. Trending hastags this quarter are #TweetYourThobe, #StandWithIlhan, and #IStandWithMLH.