Thomas Suarez is a London-based historical researcher as well as a professional Juilliard-trained violinist and composer. A former West Bank resident, he devoted several years to researching poorly-tapped and newly-declassified historical archives. His previous books include three landmark works on the history of cartography and Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories.
Items by Tom Suarez
- September 28, 2023 Tom Suarez
Say “Roger Waters” these days and two words are likely to enter people’s minds: Nazi + uniform. Waters, who has a venerable track record of mixing anti-racist advocacy with his stage performances, donned a Nazi-like uniform in an anti-fascist skit at his recent “This Is Not A Drill” shows....
- August 2, 2023 Tom Suarez
During much of 1948, Palestinians driven from their homes by the violence of that terrible year took safety in what could reasonably be called refugee camps; camps for people who have fled ongoing violence or natural disaster and are unable or fearful to return. They ceased to be refugee...
- October 19, 2022 Tom Suarez
In the mid-1940s, Swedish diplomat, Folke Bernadotte, orchestrated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps. Thus, when, in mid-1948, the UN needed a Mediator to sort out the chaos in Palestine, Bernadotte was ideal for the task: not only was he widely respected as a peace-maker,...
- October 10, 2019 Tom Suarez
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if re-elected in last month’s General Election, eliciting outrage from world leaders. However, that “promise” to usurp not just the West Bank, but all of Palestine, is century-old news, an ongoing promise being kept, and...