Rebecca Ruth Gould is the author of numerous works at the intersection of aesthetics and politics, including Erasing Palestine (2023), Writers and Rebels (2016) and The Persian Prison Poem (2021). With Malaka Shwaikh, she is the author of Prison Hunger Strikes in Palestine (2023). Her articles have appeared in the London Review of Books, Middle East Eye, and World Policy Journal and her writing has been translated into eleven languages.
From brutal attacks on Palestinians in Israeli universities, to government silencing of solidarity in the UK and academics losing jobs in US institutions, there's a global targeting of those who speak up on Israel’s crimes, writes Rebecca Ruth Gould.
A new report shows how the IHRA definition of antisemitism has silenced criticism of Israel in UK universities. It continues to undermine academic freedom and muddle our understanding of anti-Jewish hatred, writes Rebecca Ruth Gould.
US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal apologising for ‘hurt’ caused for calling Israel a racist state is a symptom of the silencing of Palestine solidarity under the guise of fighting antisemitism. This undermines free speech, argues Rebecca Ruth Gould.