Tag Archives: israel

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…

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 […]

Haifa from the airplane

A picture I took from the airplane while flying over the city of Haifa. I’ve lived, worked, studied, lived again, grown, and loved in this city. Even though it’s not my hometown, it is my home.

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 […]

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 […]

A Toast!

Originally posted on The Singing Martingale:
I saw the other day that some (well, exactly two) friends of mine in Haifa just got married (to each other). Since I didn’t get a chance to be at their wedding, here’s my uninvited toast (the groom’s side): One of many people’s objections to internet dating – including…

ISIS and Islam (pt.2)

I noticed I lost some followers due to my previous post about Islam ad ISIS. I don’t want to justify myself, I only realized I’ve forgotten to mention few things and I would like to add them to a new post. I want to ask few questions that sometimes I ask myself when I defend […]

ISIS doesn’t represent Islam. So they say.

Over the last few years, lots of people grew to believe that ISIS (or ISIL – the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant) does not by any means represent the Islam. For one thing, ISIS are massacring both Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. They fight everything and everyone that’s not them. You […]

Adele, Fairouz, and the Arab World

The new song “Hello” by Adele came out and everyone fell completely in love with it. Some others were annoyed by people’s obsession and decided to complain each time they hear it or see it on their Facebook feed. I personally liked the song and I think Adele has an amazing voice. Reasons why people are so […]

67 years of what?

For them, it’s 67 years of glory. 67 years of existence. 67 years of belonging. For us, it’s 67 years of remembrance. 67 years of pain. 67 years of lost identity. But seriously, what is those 67 years represent? what’s the actual outcome? what actually happened during these years? or before these years? or even, […]