Tag Archives: arab

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 […]

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…

Officially a second class citizen

Arab Israelis (Palestinians who have Israeli passports, and reside inside the State of Israel – inside the green line) were always considered as second class citizens. Some Israeli might tell you otherwise and this is bullshit, since the State of Israel is the only democracy in the middle east. And no matter what you tell […]

I’m not an Arab (pt.2)

I’m not an Arab. Because if I were an Arab I would have to Muslim, I would have to wear the Hijab and pray five times a day. I’m not an Arab. If I were an Arab I would have to speak Arabic all the time and even write this post in Arabic, like all […]

Who’s The Terrorist? (Meen Erhabi?)

A more than 10 year old song by Dam band asks the question of who’s the terrorist? “Who’s the terrorist? I’m the terrorist? How I am the terrorist When you’ve taken my land?!” The song comes with lyrics in English.  

Who teaches life?

I would like to share my opinion, once and for all. As you might have heard, three Israeli youth were first kidnapped few weeks ago and just few days ago they were found murdered. Presumably by Hamas. Let me make some introductions first. The three Israeli youth were brought up by Zionist Israeli families living […]

My grandmother and Fairouz

Late afternoon, still sunny and warm, sitting on the balcony with my grandmother. There is only one thing to talk about, the good music. We talked about Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra, until I started talking about the French chanson that inspired so many Arab (Lebanese) musicians and singers. After listening to Edith Piaf, we concluded […]

I’m not an Arab

I was born speaking nothing until I started speaking that Arabic tongue. My ancestors spoke a language that I cannot tell which, for I haven’t looked at a record yet – but I am told they spoke my native tongue. I live in a country that lays an emphasis on the fact that I’m a Christian, […]

She was his true love

“You have her, you’ve never lost her.” He said, “You don’t know her value.” He has fell in love with her ever since he can remember. He has always loved her and had only met her few times in his life. She is his dream, his passion and his inspiration. He has loved no one but her. […]

Marriage, why do we need it?

Originally posted on Sex and the Arab Woman:
We all want to get married, some of us don’t obviously, and I was one of those. I might still be a person who is not thinking about marriage, yet. Is it what usually women want? marriage? do they reach a certain age and start highly considering…

Our Land

It is still our land, our fields, our beauty and pride. Forcibly, they take everything, leaving us nothing but the blood of our children and brothers. Every year, or every decade, they take everything. It is their right to be secure, they claim, it is their right to be own our land, because, it was […]

Love in the Time of Apartheid

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and their draconian citizenship laws now threaten one of the most basic of human bonds, love. Some love stories have happy endings, others sad, but at least there’s a conclusive ending. In occupied Palestine, love stories often hover in a nervous limbo; checkpoints, racist citizenship laws, and an impossible visa […]