Disturbing Natives? An Analysis of the Writings on Palestine's Wall

Denijal Jegic


The apartheid/separation wall's visualization of Palestinian narratives that epistemologically destabilize the U.S.-Israeli security paradigm necessitates an analysis of the writings on the wall as expressions of dissent. Elaborating on both the segregative concepts of Zionist settler-colonialism and the decolonizing potential of the discursive space offered by Palestine's wall, this paper explores the writings on the wall around Bethlehem as aesthetic interventions that formulate indigenous biographies. As articulations of resistance and deconstructions of Zionism, the writings simultaneously antagonize the dehumanization of Palestinians and substitute the lack of a national archive.


Palestine; Israel; Separation Wall; Zionism; Politics

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