Author Archives: Arwa

خوف | Fear

هل هنالك من يخاف الحق؟ هل هنالك من يهاب الحقيقة؟ هل هنااك من يهرب من الحُب؟ الجواب هو: الجميع. كلنا نخاف من أجمل ما يبنيه الكون. هنالك في الحُب يوجد موت وعذاب حقد وكره وهذا مُرهب وأنا خائفة من كل شيء جميل من كل شيء شيّق أخاف الحياه اكثر من الموت. تموز ٢٠١٨ I’m finding […]

From Rome with Love

I just wanted to share pictures from my last trip to the magical city of Rome. Because I don’t have enough money and time, I hardly ever travel. So yes, I’m making a huge deal out of my trip to Rome. It was a spectacular visit. I took many pictures with my DSLR camera, but […]

Not Your Toy / No occupation

“Not Your Toy” is a hit song by an Israeli singer that won at the Eurovision this year. The song supposedly deals with Chauvinism, which sounds like something I’d like to hear, but the tunes aren’t really that great. It’s a catchy pop song though. Israelis enjoy fighting racism, chauvinism, and try to advocate for […]

New beginnings, in a new home

Last weekend I left a very beautiful apartment that I loved, to a smaller and less appealing apartment. I wasn’t at all excited for the move, but it is the right decision, and I will be grateful for that later. The story behind the move is long and distressing, but it’s a new beginning that […]

The only land

It’s the only land in which killing innocent people is considered self defense. It’s the only land in which imprisoning children is considered self defense. It’s the only land that confiscates lands to erase history. It’s the only land that forbids you from practicing your culture, because it is a threat. It’s the only land […]

Naci en Palestina (Was born in Palestine)

When you’re born in Palestine, you always feel like you don’t know how to refer to your “home”. The song is sang in both Spanish and Arabic by the great Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi . Great voice, great music! Lyrics translated to English: I have no place I have no landscape I have no homeland […]

التعليم والاحتلال Education and Occupation!

Originally posted on مش عادي:
Ariel is a settlment built in the West Bank in 1978, since then with government aproval and help it grew to become the largest of the West bank settlments, it sits between Jenin and Nablus, and now houses about 19,220 Israeli settlers. Nazareth, the Largest Arab city in Israel, built about 4000…

Resolutions revisited

I’ve been thinking about something recently, and I want to write about it. Do you remember the new year’s resolutions I wrote?  I’m going to list them here again, and talk about what is it to be improve the self. 1. Lose weight (and workout more).  Only work out when I can make time, and […]

Palm Sunday – Jerusalem 1931

Palm Sunday is in another two weeks, and I just found this on Facebook (reposted by my dad). We’re not a family of great believers, but we do believe that we, Arabs (Christians and Muslims) lived in Palestine before the Occupation in 1948. This footage is considered rare, though it may not be as accurate. […]

#IWD2018

Today is the International Women’s day. And for some reason, I don’t like making a huge deal out of this day. Perhaps because I’m fed up with all of the women empowerment posts on the social media, and all of the cliched statements that are recently made. You can go around, and feel like “Oh […]

Bullshit motivational quotes #1

So I found this on Facebook the other day, and I thought of sharing. Not because I find it inspiring, but I rather think it’s bullshit. Motivational quotes nowadays are getting out of hand, and started becoming irrelevant to our daily activities and our personalities. I do many things during the day, and I have […]

My home town, not my homeland

I should be entirely ashamed of my feelings. I should repent the way I feel. I was driving back to the my home town, to see my family. I do that every other weekend. The minute I entered my hometown, instead of feeling nostalgic I felt alienated. I cursed my home town. I cursed my […]