Mohammed El-Kurd

Mohammed El-Kurd is a writer and poet from Jerusalem, occupied Palestine, currently serving as The Nation's first-ever Palestine Correspondent. He is the author of RIFQA (Haymarket) and the forthcoming nonfiction project tentatively-titled A Million States In One (Haymarket). His 2023 Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Princeton will be adapted into a book.

What Does It Mean to Be Palestinian Now?

What Does It Mean to Be Palestinian Now? What Does It Mean to Be Palestinian Now?

After October 7, this question has become a matter of grave importance, amid crackdowns on free speech and protest. Five writers reflect on the state of Palestinian life today.

Jan 25, 2024 / Feature / Noura Erakat, Ahmed Moor, Noor Hindi, Mohammed El-Kurd, and Laila Al-Arian

The Right to Speak for Ourselves

The Right to Speak for Ourselves The Right to Speak for Ourselves

For far too long, Palestinians have been denied the freedom to tell our own story.

Nov 27, 2023 / Feature / Mohammed El-Kurd

Bill Hemmer, Fox's “America’s Newsroom” anchor, on October 13, 2023.

Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands Western Journalists Have Palestinian Blood on Their Hands

The mainstream media’s relentless dehumanization of Palestinians is enabling Israeli war crimes.

Oct 20, 2023 / Highlights / Mohammed El-Kurd

New Yorkers rally in support of the Not On Our Dime! Act, July 20, 2023.

New York Helps Subsidize Israeli Settler Groups—Zohran Mamdani Isn’t OK With That New York Helps Subsidize Israeli Settler Groups—Zohran Mamdani Isn’t OK With That

A conversation with the New York State Assembly member who introduced the Not On Our Dime! Act, a landmark bill to prohibit charities from financing settler violence.

Aug 9, 2023 / Mohammed El-Kurd

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of a Nakba That Never Ended

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of a Nakba That Never Ended Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of a Nakba That Never Ended

In the decades since the event Palestinians know as "the Catastrophe," dispossession has become a timeless theme of the Palestinian experience.

May 15, 2023 / Multimedia / Mohammed El-Kurd

Israeli protesters in Tel Aviv on March 11, 2023.

Israeli Protesters Say They’re Defending Freedom. Palestinians Know Better. Israeli Protesters Say They’re Defending Freedom. Palestinians Know Better.

The judiciary that protesters say protects their freedom is a key architect of the apartheid regime that has stolen so much freedom from Palestinians.

Mar 30, 2023 / Mohammed El-Kurd

“We Shouldn’t Grow Up Dreaming That Our Friends Don’t Get Killed”

“We Shouldn’t Grow Up Dreaming That Our Friends Don’t Get Killed” “We Shouldn’t Grow Up Dreaming That Our Friends Don’t Get Killed”

As Palestinians reel from deadliest year in the occupied West Bank in two decades, a young woman who lost two loved ones pleads for the world to notice.

Feb 1, 2023 / Mohammed El-Kurd

In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance

In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance

Not long ago, The Nation’s Palestine correspondent snuck into a moshav to sunbathe, because no one owns the sea.

Jan 23, 2023 / Dispatch / Mohammed El-Kurd

How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death How the Western Media Missed the Story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Death

From the fact of Abu Akleh’s murder to the true, liberatory meaning of her funeral, the media proved yet again that it’s not equipped to cover Palestine.

May 25, 2022 / Mohammed El-Kurd

In Every Corner of Palestine, There Is a Story of Dispossession

In Every Corner of Palestine, There Is a Story of Dispossession In Every Corner of Palestine, There Is a Story of Dispossession

Today is Land Day, an annual commemoration of those killed protesting Israeli theft of Palestinian lands 46 years ago. But even now, there is a Nakba everywhere you look.

Mar 30, 2022 / Mohammed El-Kurd

x