Approaching Conflicts
Contexts, Perspectives, and Values in Israel Education

Sayed Kashua: Why I Have to Leave Israel

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On July 19, 2014, Kashua published this piece in London's The Guardian entitled “Why I Have to Leave Israel.” While he had been planning to leave Israel for a one year sabbatical at the University of Illinois, in his op ed, Kashua explains why he was now committing to a permanent move. Kashua’s announcement caused shockwaves and received extensive publicity both in Israel and abroad, especially because of his commitment to Jewish-Arab coexistence.