Sunday, July 29, 2012

Naji `Allush dead

One of the most active and prolific Palestinian intellectuals/activists, Naji `Allush, is dead.  He may not be known to people in the West but all those who care about Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation should know of `Allush, regardless whether one agrees with his views or not.  He was a steadfast Arab nationalist who struggle and experiences varied over time.  He was in a few Palestinian organizations, and was close to a few.  He founded his own political organization that was close to Libya.  `Allush devoted his entire life to Palestine and his writings were pioneering in his understanding of the Zionist threat and in writing against anti-Semitic views of Israel and Zionism.  I should be writing a longer article on him.