“I don’t know what the ‘right thing’ is, per se, in this situation . . . But I think when history is written, this Palestinian struggle that’s going on now for human rights will be correctly placed with the rights of black people in the American south during Jim Crow, and the anti-apartheid struggle – these noble struggles that are objectively the ‘right’ struggles.”
Joseph Dana is a freelance journalist based in the Middle East and Africa. He has written for Le Monde Diplomatique, The Nation, GQ (Germany), London Review of Books and the Mail & Guardian among other publications. Dana also files radio reports about cultural, business and political issues in the West Bank and Israel for Monocle 24 in London. Spending half the year in Africa and half in the Middle East, Dana is currently working on a memoir about identity politics and family history in Israel/Palestine.