Upcoming release: Palestine – It’s something colonial

Hatem Bazian from the University of California Berkeley provides a decolonial analysis of the most pressing struggle in the world in an extensive study of the occupation of Palestine . The book’s subtitle is taken directly from the letter of Theoder Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, to Great Britain’s Minister of Colonies Cecil Rhodes that sought support for the Zionist settler colonial project in Palestine. In 1902, Herzl wrote to Rhodes stating: “You are being invited to help make history. It doesn’t involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor; not Englishmen but Jews… How, then, do I happen to turn to you since this is an out-of-the-way matter for you? How indeed? Because it is something colonial.” Palestine is the last settler colonial project to be commissioned in the late 19th early 20th centuries and still unfolding as we enter into the 21st Century with no end in sight. The book is set for release in December 2016.