Hisham Ahmed

Hisham Ahmed taught in the Department of Politics at St. Mary’s College of California. He was an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the dynamics of terrorism. He was the author of, or a contributor to, seven books, including Ibrahim Abu-Lughod: Resistance, Exile and Return and From Religious Salvation to Political Transformation: The Rise of Hamas in Palestinian Society. Blind from birth, he taught political science at Birzeit University in Palestine (1994-2006) but once the Israeli state constructed new roadblocks he found it impossible to navigate from his home, a five-minute walk from the university. He died 2019 at age 56, after a difficult struggle with colon cancer. His obituary can be found at https://solidarity-us.org/atc/203/hisham-h-amed/.

Palestine's Unfolding Horror
Against the Current, No. 172, September/October 2014

On the Perils of Imperialism
Against the Current, No. 167, November/December 2013

Syria: Arab Solution Needed
Against the Current, No. 157, March / April 2012

The Arab Spring, the West and Political Islam
Against the Current, No. 156, January/February 2012

Peace Prospects in the Middle East?
Against the Current, No. 140, May/June 2009

HAMAS Under the Spotlight
Against the Current, No. 132, January/February 2008

The High Stakes of Unity
Against the Current, No. 128, May/June 2007