Tag Archives: middle east

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 […]

#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 […]

New year, nothing new

So the new year started yesterday. And so well it started: by a terrorist attack in Istanbul. Isn’t it great? the way the new year starts? We’re all hungover the next day, unable to do anything, but cope with the disastrous news of the expansion of terrorism through out Europe and the Middle East. And […]

It still stands, so are we

Last Monday was the second day of Easter, and we have a nice tradition. Every year, on the second day of Easter we hold an Easter ceremony in our demolished and displaced village of Ma’alul, Palestine. The village was depopulated and demolished in the 1948 by the Israeli Army and we, my family and the other displaced […]

Thank you Israel – by Dana

My friend Dana, a Jewish American who had spent several years in Israel, wrote this after the short, yet eye opening journey: As much as I complain about this place, I think now is the time to recognize what Israel has done for me over the past three years. Some thanks are in order… Thank […]

To Our Countries – لبلادي

Music and prose that brought me to tears. English subtitles are included.   We sing and we speak for our countries, for our lands, for our people, dreams and love. We sing and speak for our enemies, who slaughtered us and deprived us from our dignity. And we live. With those songs and words.

Originally posted on Strawberry Fields:
“In this place, on this mountain, I promise: there will never be another Holocaust! so, we will bring more holocaust-like to the Palestinian, because we are God’s chosen people and they are not.” ?

The voice of Palestine

You voraciously craved for me, even before you met me, you were eager to claim me. You grabbed me by the hand, and dragged me with you. You started disrobing me while I resisted. You had more power and there you told me you’re entitled to possess me. It is your right, you claimed. After […]

A letter from Palestine

Originally posted on Daliya Falasteen:
Dear World, I know you don’t have a check point next to your house And that you don’t have to carry an ID on every step you make. ? I know that you are not forbidden from the sun nor the sea And that  you are not forbidden from living…

The General’s Son

I must confess I haven’t yet read the book The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine by Miko Peled. Peled wrote this book as a memoir, growing up in a prominent Zionist family, and his discovery of the other narrative – the real narrative. I would like to share this video of a […]

I’m no beggar

Check out my writing here He was a little boy cannot be more than ten years old. as beautiful as an angel, with a hidden smile on his face, looking at all the colors of the street, at all the faces of the nation. He holds nice balloons of different shapes and colors. “Buy my […]

The Middle East has become what Orwell predicts in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), while the west is what Huxley predicts in Brave New World.