Category politics

Suffocated (or untitled)

Suffocated Within those boundaries around me in my city my hometown   I can’t fight too weak to resist to fragile to stand up   So sick to defend my birthright too weak to lose my home too careful not to be found   hiding within my own thoughts my own beliefs my rights as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

Random Persecution. Simply because I’m an Arab.

Over the last three years I decided that I cannot keep posting any political posts on Facebook, especially on Facebook, since it’s the most exposed medium and can subject myself to persecution, or in worst cases I can be arrested for state security offense. Surely you can sense a tone of exaggeration, why should I be arrested […]

Bar Bahar/ In Between – a film by Maysaloun Hamoud

I haven’t seen this film yet, though I’ve heard it received good reviews, and for once the Arabic woman stereotype is broken. For god’s sake, people around the world think that Arab women are supposed to be of one kind, but in this film, as it appears in the trailer, Arab women can live on […]

In a nutshell

Jews and Arabs must admit that they’re enemies, and must find a way to live with that. Live with the fact that they’re enemies, and then later, if that works, they can start finding a way to live with each other.   The same applies to anything. Christians and Muslims must admit that they’re racists […]

I won’t wish you a Ramadan Karim

Originally posted on Strawberry Fields:
Every year I decide to write a post about Ramadan: either to wish my friends a Ramadan Karim, or just to criticize Ramadan. But each year I find no words to justify my thoughts and I keep postponing the task. It’s the middle of Ramadan now and here is what I…

Little Princesses are sick of society fucking standards

I found this shocking, yet I’m pleased. If you’re appalled by hearing little girls swearing with no shame, then maybe you can think of the society standards. And over think about feminism and equal rights in our so-called modern society. Facing a future where women are still paid 23% less than men for the same work, and […]

Their Independence is our Nakba

Nakba = Catastrophe in Arabic (or as I refer to it: the Palestinian Holocaust). I don’t know how anyone would think it’s fair that we, the Palestinians living in Israel, have to acknowledge the Israeli day of Independence. What should I feel when I see the Israeli flags hanging in every corner? Why can’t we remember and […]