Marcelo Svirsky is an academic currently at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since the early 1980s he has been very active in solidarity work in the Palestinian struggle. As an activist he has been part of various Arab-Jewish initiatives, particularly in the Galilee. He researches on questions of social transformation and decolonisation with a focus on Israel-Palestine. Svirsky’s publications include Deleuze and Political Activism (EUP, 2010), Arab-Jewish Activism in Israel-Palestine (Ashgate, 2012), Agamben and Colonialism (with Simone Bignall; EUP, 2012), and he has also recently edited a special issue of the Australian journal Settler Colonial Studies under the title Collaborative Struggles in Australia and Israel-Palestine (2014). Marcelo’s latest monograph After Israel: Towards Cultural Transformation (Zed Books, 2014) is a provocative invitation to intensify the critical debate on what he considers to be the most powerful of Israel’s resources, its committed citizenry.