Featuring work in Critical Zionism Studies, produced or curated by the ICSZ community of researchers.

Webinar: Intransigent power & mass uprising for Palestine

Nov. 21, 2023

Michael Arria, Isaac Kamola, Arun Kundnani, Mitri Raheb, and host Jenny Kelly.

On Palestinian Resistance
& the Al-Aqsa Flood:
Writing and context from the ICSZ community

Statement from the ICSZ Collective:

We stand with Palestinians in their struggle for land, life, and freedom, as we are committed to liberation for all people. As scholars and community-based researchers of Zionism, state violence, and racialized repression, we recognize that decolonization is not a metaphor and  resistance in the face of long-duree settler colonialism and militarism is a crucial process for survival and freedom. We stand against Israel’s genocidal attacks on two million Palestinians imprisoned under siege, reinforced by even more repressive force sent from the United States. 

Our work is to hold space for research and discussion that considers Zionism – its politics, institutions, and ideas – in the context of power. Public and media discourse surrounding the Al-Aqsa Flood that omits the Zionist ideology, colonialism, and ethnic cleansing underwriting Palestinians’ acts of resistance only underscores the urgent need for Critical Zionism Studies.

Other writing from the ICSZ community

Why we created the Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism
(Rabab Abdulhadi and Heike Schotten, 8/24/23)

Why this image? About the ICSZ logo
(Emmaia Gelman, 7/16/23)

About the Institute & our work

Press release – Conference on “IHRA definition” of antisemitism to launch new Institute

Statement – In support of academic freedom & antiracist scholarship

FAQAbout the Institute and its work


Creating an institutional space for the Critical Study of Zionism: A Conversation with Emmaia Gelman and Christine Hong
(Speaking Out of Place, 8/10/23)

Rabab Abdulhadi on why we need ICSZ
(Arab Talk with Jess & Jamal, 8/28/23)