Publications

Forthcoming
Tal, Nitzan, and Louise Bethlehem. “South African text; Zionist palimpsest: Israeli critics read Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country.” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (Forthcoming). Publisher's VersionAbstract

The contemporary mobilization of the apartheid-Israel analogy on the part of activists and academics alike obscures the fact that it has a long history of use on the part of Hebrew-speaking writers and intellectuals. Some of the earliest comparative references to apartheid arose from the Hebrew translation and stage adaptation of Alan Paton’s celebrated 1948 novel Cry, the Beloved Country. Departing from the performative focus of Eitan Bar-Yosef who uses blackface in the stage adaptation to reflect on Jewish whiteness in the nascent state of Israel, we analyse critical intellectual responses to the prose translation on the part of figures who were very differently positioned in relation to the hegemonic Zionist ideology of the period. Analysis of the commentary by the socialist Rivka Gurfein, the liberal Ezriel Carlebach, and the revisionist Yohannan Pogrebinsky, allows us to position apartheid as a heuristic device through which to chart debates internal to Israeli politics in the early years of the Zionist state. These help to expose the constitutive ambivalence of Israel as a “colonial post-colony” in Joseph Massad’s reckoning, thus touching on the very self-definition of the Jewish state.

Arieli, Roni Mikel. “Between Apartheid, the Holocaust and the Nakba: Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine (1989) and the Emergence of an Analogical Lexicon.” Journal of Genocide Research (Forthcoming). Publisher's Version
Giladi, Rotem. “Picking Battles: Race, Decolonization and Apartheid .” In The Battle for International Law in the Decolonization Era, edited by Jochen von Bernstorff and Philipp Dann. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming. PDF
2019
Gabbay, Cynthia. “Una voz atravesada: El viaje poético de Nancy Morejón al apartheid Sudafricano.” Exlibris 8 (2019): 253-273. Publisher's Version Gabbay, Nancy Morejon 2019
Erez, Noa. “"Love in Terms of Hate": Interracial Intimacy in the Works of Peter Abrahams and Chester Himes.” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019. PDF
Arieli, Roni Mikel. “Ahmed Kathrada in post-war Europe: Holocaust memory and apartheid South Africa (1951-1952).” African Identities (2019). Publisher's Version PDF
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, and Uhuru Phalafala, ed.Cultural Solidarities: Itineraries of Anti-Apartheid Expressive Culture.” Safundi Special Issue, 2019, 20, 2. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, and Uhuru Phalafala. “Cultural solidarities: itineraries of anti-apartheid expressive culture—introduction to the special issue.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 143-152. Publisher's Version
Chakrabarti, Gautam. “From Moscow with love: Soviet cultural politics across India in the Cold War.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 239-257. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise. “Stenographic fictions: Mary Benson’s At the Still Point and the South African political trial.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 193-212. Publisher's Version PDF
Zalmanovich, Tal. ““What is needed is an ecumenical act of solidarity:” the World Council of Churches, the 1969 Notting Hill Consultation on Racism, and the anti-apartheid struggle.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 174-192. Publisher's Version PDF
Talve-Goodman, Sarika. “Cold War carceral liberalism and other counternarratives: the case of Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country.” Safundi 20, no. 2 (2019): 153-173. Publisher's Version PDF
Arieli, Roni Mikel. “Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Cultural and Discursive Aspects of Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy (1948-1994).” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019. Roni Mikel Arieli PhD
Levin, Ayala. “South African 'Know-How' and Israeli 'Facts of Life': The Planning of Afridar, Ashkelon, 1949-1956 .” Planning Perspectives 34, no. 2 (2019): 285-309. Publisher's Version
2018
Helgesson, Stefan, Louise Bethlehem, and Gül Bilge Han, ed.Cultural solidarities: apartheid and the anticolonial commons of world literature.” Safundi Special Issue, 2018, 19, 3. Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise. “Restless Itineraries: Antiapartheid Expressive Culture and Transnational Historiography.” Social Text 36, no. 3 (2018). Publisher's Version
Zalmanovich, Tal. “Screening Solidarity in Late 1960s Britain:Racism, Anti-Apartheid, and a Televised Debate. .” Critical Arts (2018). Publisher's Version
Bethlehem, Louise, Lindelwa Dalamba, Gül Bilge Han, Stefan Helgesson, and Uhuru Phalafala. “Cultural solidarities: preamble.” Safundi 19, no. 3 (2018):  257-259. Publisher's Version
Helgesson, Stefan, Louise Bethlehem, and Gül Bilge Han. “Cultural solidarities: apartheid and the anticolonial commons of world literature.” Safundi 19, no. 3 (2018): 260-268. Publisher's Version
Hashachar, Yair.Guinea Unbound: Performing Pan-African Cultural Citizenship Between Algiers 1969 and the Guinean National Festivals.” Interventions August (2018): 1-19. Publisher's Version

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