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State Crime Special Issue on Palestine: Journal Launch and Reception

20 June 2016

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Laws Building Foyer - Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) hosts the launch of this special issue of the journal, State Crime: Special Issue on Palestine, Palestinians and Israel’s State Criminality edited by Professor Penny Green and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian. All are welcome to join for the discussion and drinks reception.


  • Professor Richard Falk, Former UN Special Rapporteur on on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (via Skype)
  • Professor Penny Green, Director, International State Crime Initiative


Dr Thomas MacManus, International State Crime Initiative

Contents of the special issue

  • Introduction by Penny Green and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
  • ‘The Quantum Mechanics of Israeli Totalitarianism’ by Mark LeVine
  • ‘Palestine/Israel and the State Criminality: Exception, Settler Colonialism and Racialization’ by Ronit Lentin
  • ‘Colonialism and Apartheid Against Fragmented Palestinians: Putting the Pieces Back Together’ by Rinad Abdulla
  • ‘Evicting Palestine’ by Penny Green and Amelia Smith
  • ‘Children’s Rights, State Criminality and Settler Colonialism: Violence and Child Arrest in Occupied East Jerusalem’ by Bella Kovner and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
  • ‘Theorizing State Crime’ by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Yossi David and Sarah Ihmoud
  • ‘Assessing Nonviolence in the Palestinian Rights Struggle’ by Victoria Mason and Richard Falk.

Copies of the journal will also be available for purchase on the night. Alternatively, to order a copy, please send an email to: include your name and full address. Prices - US$15.00 or £10.00 plus postage at cost.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

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