Tag Archives: human-rights

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 […]

I Am Not a Stereotype

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
I am not a Stereotype Stereotypes Hurt.  No More Labels!! Women of all colors, races, religions ethnic groups and nationalities face double jeopardy. I will not be defined by the narrow conventions of your mangled mind. Me and Patti LaBelle got a new attitude. http://youtu.be/7jHToFiZuSU 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 […]

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 […]

“May God Help you God”

Professor Ramzi Suleiman and I were talking about religion fanatics, those who kill in the name of God. The professor told me that when he meets God, the first thing he will say “May God help you”.