Palestine as the ultimate showroom

My interview on Britain’s Novara Media about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory: Israel needs friends. And one of the main tools it has used to get them is its arms industry. The 10th biggest in the world, it increasingly specialises in the kind of digital surveillance technology European governments love to pretend they never…

The Palestine Laboratory book extract on politicide

The Palestine Laboratory book extract on politicide

An extract of my new book,  The Palestine Laboratory, has been published by Dawn, founded by the murdered Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in his quest for democracy and human rights in the Middle East. The extracted chapter is about Israeli desires to make Gaza an effective testing ground for new weapons, social media manipulation and…

MSNBC interview on The Palestine Laboratory

My US mainstream TV debut just happened! MSNBC’s Medhi Hasan introduced my new book, The Palestine Laboratory, and gave it the proper context. Then we spoke about Israel’s ethno-nationalism, the arms trade and using Palestine as a testing ground. The fact that this discussion can happen, on prime-time US TV, shows that there’s an increasingly…

Swedish review of my new book, The Palestine Laboratory

Swedish review of my new book, The Palestine Laboratory

The leading Swedish daily newspaper, Aftonbladet, has published a fascinating story about the Nakba and my new book, The Palestine Laboratory. Written by Shora Esmailian, the article assesses the legacy of the Nakba and how Israel now uses the weapons of war to promote itself around the world. Here’s the PDF: Shora Esmailian om Nakba,…

Our reliance on cobalt is ruining lives

My book review in The Saturday Paper on the new book by Siddharth Kara, Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives: We’re all complicit. Anybody who uses a laptop, mobile phone, electric vehicle (EV) or tablet has purchased a product that contains cobalt, a rare-earth element. It’s largely unknown to the…

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