- Title Pages
- Editor’s Introduction
- Slavoj Žižek in Ramallah
- Alain Badiou in Haifa
- Judith Butler in Sheikh-Jarrah
- A Manifesto for the Jewish-Palestinian Arabic-Hebrew State
- Why We Support Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
- The Star of Redemption with a Split ℵ
- Samson the Non-European
- Pnay El (Face of God)
- Jocasta’s Dream
- The Specters of a Borrowed Village
- For Palestine Is Missing from Palestine
- The Fish Who Became a Shahid
- Jenin and Homeopathy
- A Murder Is a Murder Is a Murder
- Trust Your Dreams
- Thus Spoke the Left
- The Betrayal of the Peace Camp
- From Now On Say I Am a Palestinian Jew
- And Who Shall I Say Is Calling?
- Come Out of Your Political Closets
- This Time It’s Not Funny!
- Elementary, My Dear Schnabel
- What Do You Mean When You Say “Left”?
- An Angel Under Siege
- Local Angel
- Holy Language, Holy Place
- An Angel I Borrowed
- Stabat Mater
- “The Jew Is Within You, But You, You Are in the Jew”
- What Does a Jew Want?
- “I will tremble the underground”
- Angel for a New Place
- The Four Dimensions of Art
- Existence on the Boundary
- There are some muffins there if you want. …
- Oh, Weakness; or, Shylock with a Split S
- Jenin in Wonderland
- Pledge to Our Language
- We Lacked a Present
- An Opening for an Interview
- Who Is a Terrorist?
- A Man Goes
To Jacques Derrida
- (p.152) Forgiveness
- What Does a Jew Want?
- Columbia University Press
In this tribute to Jacques Derrida, the author talks about forgiveness in relation to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. In particular, he asks what right he has to call on Yasser Arafat to forgive the Israeli people, who appointed him to ask forgiveness, and who he is to grant it. He thought about the Jews unable to forgive the Nazis and goes on to suggest that the occupier is not pure evil; it is possible to understand him and his motives. In his view, asking forgiveness from the Palestinians is the place to start a dialogue, and so he chose Arafat because he is the Palestinians' elected leader. He argues that asking forgiveness is an option to consider in the Israeli discourse.
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