- 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
- (p.61) Jocasta’s Dream
- What Does a Jew Want?
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In this chapter, the author discusses the story of Oedipus. From Friedrich Hegel to Judith Butler, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and many others, Oedipus and his daughter Antigone have played a fundamental role in understanding the primal forces in psychology, gender, and politics. On the day that Oedipus was born, his parents had already murdered him. The author suggests that Oedipus's story is the founding story of guilt and hence, the founding story of civilization. He also interprets the story of Oedipus as his mother's story. Finally, he explores Jocasta's dream, questions of suicide and gender, the murder of the son as the founding of the law of the son, and whether it is the Virgin Mary who tells the story about the passion of Jesus Christ.
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