Ramona Wadi is an independent researcher, freelance journalist, book reviewer and blogger specialising in the struggle for memory in Chile and Palestine, colonial violence and the manipulation of international law.
Book Club: Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha's 'Things You May Find Hidden In My Ear' takes the reader on a turbulent journey of emotion with a series of gradual realisations where Palestinians come to terms with identity, memory and loss.
Book Club: Through a multi-lingual analysis of Palestinian literature, Maurice Ebileeni's latest book is a compelling account of how enforced displacement has led to a diversification of Palestinian thought, writing, and narration of space.
Book Club: With meticulous research based on oral historical narratives and archival literature, Julie M. Norman’s 'The Palestinian Prisoners Movement' traces the centrality of resistance by those incarcerated in Israeli jails.
Mansour Abbas, Ra'am Party leader in the Israeli Knesset, portrays himself as a pragmatist by denying Israeli apartheid. But this pragmatism he proclaims is merely an extension of Israel's exclusionary colonial politics, writes Ramona Wadi.
Despite no realistic prospects for a two-state solution and growing support for a single unified state, the Palestinian Authority clings to this paradigm because any other political resolution threatens to render it irrelevant, writes Ramona Wadi.
Book Club: The New Arab sits down with journalist John Lyons, whose new book, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism's Toughest Assignment, examines the current stranglehold of the Israeli lobby within Australia and how to shift the current narrative.
Book Club: It has often been said that pre-Oslo, Palestinian refugees of 1948 built a state within a state in Lebanon. In Erling Lorentzen Sogge's ethnographic study, he shines a spotlight on the lived experiences of those within 'Ayn al-Hilwe.
Palestinian-Israeli Knesset member Mansour Abbas is the newest mouthpiece for the Israeli government's colonial narrative, but the Palestinian people will not be easily swayed in their fight for liberation, writes Ramona Wadi.
Throughout the decades, the Palestinian Authority maintained an illusion of power, with no qualms about losing Palestine if it can safeguard its privileges. Yet, what will the PA do when these privileges inevitably end? writes Ramona Wadi.
If the UN was serious about Palestinian rights, it would have recognized a blatant link between the international community's normalisation of Israeli colonisation in 1948 to the increasing Israeli settler violence today, writes Ramona Wadi.