joel beinin


“Roots of Resistance: The First Intifada and the Non-emergence of a Palestinian State,” Mondoweiss, Dec. 13, 2012

In Search of a New Political Language,” Egypt Independent, June 27, 2012

A Revolution Is Not a Marketing Campaign,” Middle East Research and Information Project Blog, June 18, 2012

Beinart’s Boycott,” Middle East Research and Information Project Blog, Mar. 19, 2012

BDS in the News,” Middle East Research and Information Project Blog, Feb. 23, 22

Arms sales to Bahrain under the scanner,” Al, Nov. 3, 2011.

Palestina, Israel y Egipto tras la ‘Primavera Árabe’Afkar/Ideas 31, October 2011.

 Arab Spring – Chief Consequence,” Global Brief, Oct. 19, 2011.

“The Middle East’s Working-Class Revolutions?” The Nation, Sept. 12, 2011.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Arab Awakening,” Middle East Report Online, Aug. 1, 2011

Jewish Voice for Peace and UN Recognition of Palestinian Statehood,” Jewish Voice for Peace, July 30, 2011.

What have workers gained from Egypt’s January 25 Revolution?” The Middle East Channel,, July 20, 2011; Hebrew version at Alternative Information Center

Revolution and Repression in Suez,” Jadaliyya, July 12, 2011.

Egypt: The Struggle Continues,” Jadaliyya, July 2, 2011.

The voice is Obama’s; the hands are Bush’s,”, June 9, 2011.

After the Revolution,” roundtable with Stanford Magazine, May 2011, 56-64.

Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation and Palestinian-Israeli Peace,” Jewish Voice for Peace, May 11, 2011.

Egypt’s Workers Rise Up,” The Nation, Mar. 7, 2011.

Historian Joel Beinin on the Egyptian Labor Crisis,” The Human Experience, February 2011.

Egypt at the tipping point?” The Middle East Channel,, Jan. 31, 2011; Hebrew version, “Mitzrayim be-nekudat ha-al chazor?” Hagada Hasmolit, Feb. 1, 2011.

Whose side is Obama on anyway?” with Mitchell Zimmerman,, Jan. 30, 2011.

“How did the U.S. get in bed with Mubarak?” interview with Justin Elliott,, Jan. 29, 2011.

A Day in the Wilderness of Judea,” Jadaliyya, Dec. 26, 2010.

The Problem is the Israeli Occupation: al-Nabi Saleh,” Jadaliyya, Dec. 20, 2010.

Contesting Past and Present at Silwan,” Middle East Report Online, Sept. 17, 2010.

Egyptian Workers Demand a Living Wage,” The Middle East Channel,, May 12, 2010.

Confronting Settlement Expansion in East Jerusalem,” Middle East Report Online, Feb. 14, 2010

Building a Different Middle East,” The Nation, Jan. 15, 2010

Rachel Corrie in Palestine…and in San FranciscoMiddle East Report Online, August 2009; Arabic version in Wujhat Nazr (Cairo), Nov. 2009.
If not now, when?” Retort, Jan. 18, 2009
“President Obama and the Future of Israel and Palestine” JVP News, Fall 2008

 Three Months in the Wilderness,” MR Zine, Oct. 22, 2008

The Heart Wants to Hope, But the Brain Cannot,” MR Zine, Sept. 22, 2008.

Palestine and Israel: What's Iran Got to Do with It?MR Zine, July 22, 2008.

 A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Sharm al-Sheikh,” JVP News, May 24, 2008.

“L’Egypte des ventres vides,” Le Monde Diplomatique, May 2008; English version, “Undermining Mubarak,” also in Middle East Online and Aljazeera Magazine, May 21, 2008.

Preparing for War with Iran?Jewish Voice for Peace E-Newsletter, May 2008.

Underbelly of Egypt’s Neoliberal Agenda,” Middle East Report Online, April 5, 2007.

"Strikes in Egypt Spread from Center of Gravity," with Hossam el-Hamalawy, Middle East Report Online, May 9, 2007

"Egyptian Textile Workers Confront the New Economic Order," with Hossam el-Hamalawy, Middle East Report Online, March 25, 2007

"Wasting Time in the Middle East,", Feb. 23, 2007

"Silencing Critics Not Way to Middle East Peace," San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 4, 2007

"The 2006 Lebanon War and the Israeli Peace Forces," Wilberforce Quarterly 1 (no. 2, Fall 2006) and al-Adab (July-Sept. 2006) (in Arabic)

"Deflating Middle East Extremism,", Aug. 10, 2006

"When Doves Cry," review of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy by Shlomo Ben-Ami and The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977 by Gershom Gorenberg, The Nation, Apr. 17, 2006

"The Conflict after Israel's Elections," The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mar. 27, 2006

"Why Hamas Won, and Why Negotiations Must Continue," San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 8, 2006

"Did Israel Lead the US into the War on Iraq?" December 2005, Jewish Voice for Peace; with Mitchell Plitnick and Cecilie Surasky.

"Popular Social Movements and the Future of Egyptian Politics," Mar. 10, 2005, Middle East Report on Line

"Imperial Lament," a review of: Niall Ferguson's Colossus: The Price of America's Empire, July 26, 2004

"The US Congress Defies the World Court on Israel's Separation Barrier," July 20, 2004

"Acts of Refusal: An Interview with Rela Mazali," Middle East Report (no. 231, Summer 2004):22-25.

"'The Greater Middle East' and Prospects for Arab-American Dialogue and its Obstacles: (in Arabic) al-Adab 52 (no. 5-6, May-June 2004): 31-43.

"The Good War," a review essay of: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter that Transformed the Middle East by Abraham Rabinovich and The Eve of Destruction: The Untold Story of the Yom Kippur War by Howard Blum, The Nation, May 31, 2004.

"Thought Control for Middle East Studies," History News Network, March 30, 2004.

"Sharon's Unilateral Steps," Middle East Report Online (Dec. 31, 2003).

"Wise Words on Deaf Ears," Index on Censorship 32 (no. 3, July 2003):51-59

"Un 'think tank' au service du Likoud," Le Monde Diplomatique , July 2003 (French, English, German, and Spanish editions).

"Pro-Israel Hawks and the Second Gulf War," Middle East Report Online , April 6, 2003.

"The Israeli Election Campaign Avoids the Issues," Middle East Report Online , Jan. 14, 2003.

"Neo-Conservatives in the U.S. Threaten Academic Freedom ," ISIM Newsletter (January 2003).

"Who's Watching the Watchers?" History News Network, Sept. 30, 2002.

"Another Bloody Passover," AlterNet, Mar. 27, 2002.

"An Obligation to Question Prevailing Wisdom," Los Angeles Times , Dec. 30, 2001 (syndicated).

"The Reasons for Hate," Stanford Daily, Oct. 2, 2001; Jordan Times , Oct. 23, 2001.

"Late Capitalist Crisis, Middle East Oil, and Political Islam," Between the Lines 1 (no. 6, April 2001): 25-32.

"Camp David II," Press Information Note #26, Middle East Research and Information Project, July 26, 2000; reprinted in Peacework, September 2000.

" Israel 's Cabinet Crisis and the Political Economy of Peace," Press Information Note #23, Middle East Research and Information Project, June 19, 2000.

"The Oslo Process-Back on Track?" Press Information Note #8, Middle East Research and Information Project, Oct.7, 1999; translated and reprinted in al-Safir (Beirut), Oct. 13, 1999.

"Israel's New Government," Press Information Note #5, Middle East Research and Information Project, July 10, 1999.

"Interpreting Israel's 1999 Election Campaign," Press Information Note #2, Middle East Research and Information Project, April 16, 1999.

"The Demise of the Oslo Process," Press Information Note #1, Middle East Research and Information Project, March 11, 1999.

"Don't Ignore World Opinion," Stanford Daily, March 11, 1998.

"Albright's Approach Is Misguided," Stanford Daily , September 24, 1997.

"What Happened to the 'Peace Process'?" Peaceworks (October 1996):1-3.

"Liberated Ramallah," MERIP Newsletter (Spring 1996):3-4.

"Israel, Post-Occupation," Mediterraneans no. 6 (Summer/Fall 1994):226-30.

"Will There Be Peace After the Handshake?" Found Object no. 3 (Spring 1994):75-80.

"Palestinian State Offers Best Chance for Lasting Peace," San Jose Mercury News , September 19, 1993.

"The Clinton Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process," (Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy: Published Lecture Series No. 1, February 6, 1993):1-18.

"Peace, Peace, and There is No Peace," City Lights Review no. 5 (1992):222-27.

"U.S.-Israeli Conflict: Is it Real?" Palestine Focus no. 49/50 (Summer 1992):5-6.

"The Arab States Face the Peace Conference," Peaceworks (November 1991):8-10.

"Expertise and the Media in the Gulf War," Radical Historians Newsletter no. 63-64 (May 1991):1, 9.

"Origins of the Gulf War," (unedited text of a lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 1990) Open Magazine Pamphlet Series , no. 3 (February 1991).

"For What Reason is the United States in the Persian Gulf?" Stanford Daily , October 8, 1990.

"Who Controls Oil Prices: A Reason for War?" Peaceworks (September 1990).

"America in the Gulf: Sheiks Rattle and Roll," LA Weekly (August 31-September 6, 1990).

"Making Sense of the Middle East," Stanford Magazine , Part I (Spring 1986):26-31; Part II (Summer 1986):20-27.

"Camp David's Leftist Opponents Win Court Victory," Guardian , June 11, 1986 (Ben Rose).

"Achille Lauro Spotlights Mubarak's Many Woes," Guardian , February 5, 1986.

"Israeli Strategy in the `Peace Process,'" Mideast Monitor , December 1985.

"Marching Toward Civil War," MERIP Reports , no. 137 (October-December 1985):3-6.

"The Cold Peace," MERIP Reports , no. 129 (January 1985):3-9.

"Criticism and Defeat: Introduction to George Hawi," MERIP Reports , no. 118 (October 1983):16-18.

"Sadat Foes Denounce Camp David," Guardian , April 1, 1981 (Ben Rose).

"Sadat to Muzzle Press?" March 19, 1981 (Ben Rose).

"Sadat's Facade is Crumbling," In These Times , February 4-10, 1981 (Ben Rose).

"Sadat's Economic Plan under Fire," Guardian , January 7, 1981 (Ben Rose).

"Challenge from Israel's Military," MERIP Reports , no. 92 (Nov.-Dec. 1980):6-9.

"Sadat Throttles His Critics as Economy Worsens," Guardian , Oct. 29, 1980 (Ben Rose).

"Sadat Consolidates Power," Guardian , May 28, 1980 (James Buxton).

"Internal Opposition Shakes Sadat's Regime," Guardian , April 16, 1980 (J.B.).

"New Cold War No Antidote for Spiritual Crisis," The Michigan Daily , January 31, 1980.

"Egypt's Islamic Movement Grows," Guardian , January 16, 1980 (J.B.).

"Sadat's Open Door: A Blind Alley," Guardian , January 9, 1980 (J.B. & Z.L.).

"Menachem Begin's Inflexibility," Michigan Daily , October 24, 1978.

"Likud's New Economic Policy," MERIP Reports , no. 65 (March 1978):15-19.