Amahl Bishara


Amahl Bishara is assistant professor of anthropology at Tufts University. She is the author of Back Stories: US News Production and Palestinian Politics, about the production of US news during the second intifada, and the director of Degrees of Incarceration about how, with creativity and love, the community of Aida refugee camp copes with the crisis of political imprisonment.

Articles by this Author
The Targeted and the Untargeted of Nablus

On April 14, 2005, Ibrahim Isneiri, a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, was shot dead by Israeli forces in the Balata refugee camp on the outskirts of Nablus, a town located between two mountains in the northern West Bank. Palestinian...

Covering the Christians of the Holy Land

Every year around Christmas and Easter, a kind of meta-ritual takes place in which American journalists describe how these holidays are celebrated in the “Holy Land.” It is a long-running story, never stripped of politics. In 1923...

Three Updates on Palestinian Political Prisoners

Update 1 on prisoners and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the halls of the State Department: Last week, the United States considered releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of espionage on behalf of Israel, in exchange for Israel...

Striking for Dignity and Freedom

More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners began a hunger strike on April 17 for better conditions inside Israeli jails. Their demands include...