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Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part 3)

Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair

This is the final part of a three-column response to the terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas and the subsequent reaction of Israel in its attacks on Gaza. My approach over the three columns has been to reject an either/or approach to the conflict and to embrace a both/and approach. In other words, I offer […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2023). Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part 3): Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/fearful-symmetry-in-israel-and-palestine-3/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part Two)

Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair

The attacks by Hamas fighters on innocent Israelis on October 7 were despicable acts of wanton cruelty. I do not support Hamas. I do not consider its military wing a Palestinian liberation movement. The events of October 7 were not heroic acts of resistance. Quite the contrary, they were acts of brazen murder, more in […]

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part One)

Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair

My father fought the Nazis during World War II on the battlefields of Italy and in what is now known as the Netherlands. There, the Canadian army liberated the Westerbork transit camp, which sent 100,000 Jews to Nazi death camps across Europe as part of the Holocaust. Any person with 1/16 ‘Jewish blood’ was marked […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2023). Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part One): Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/fearful-symmetry-in-israel-and-palestine/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.