The Banality of Israeli Evil: An Everyday Occupation


An excellent talk by Saree Makdisi based on his book Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation. As one listens to the stories Makdisi relates of bureaucratic blocks and irrational rules and checkpoints, Hannah Arendt’s famous phrase ‘the banality of evil’ immediately comes to mind. We get snapshots of the abhorrent kafkaesque occupation matrix of violence and bureaucracy before Makdisi moves on to discussing the one state solution. The talk is 49 minutes, with Q and A taking the video up to 64 minutes.



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