In her post, researcher Dina Zbeidy gives some personal reflections on academic debates and the war in Palestine.
Are we focusing too much on emotions and thus risk shifting attention away from the actual atrocities?
Zbeidi argues that universities and other institutions in the Netherlands have put a lot of focus on emotions of people in Europe when discussing the ongoing war on the Palestinians in Gaza.
She points out that while it is important to create space for emotions, this focus has the danger of shifting attention away from the actual atrocities happening on the ground, the topic these institutions should mainly talk about.
Read the full post - 'When genocide is reduced to a war of emotions: Personal reflections on academic debates and the war in Palestine' BlISS, 25 January 2024.