Tag Archives: occupation

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 […]

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…

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 […]

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 […]

This is why I’m not going to wish you a Happy New Year

Originally posted on Sawsan's Blog:
Happiness is not real, you are never happy, you can be comfortable though. Happiness is an illusion, it lasts for a moment and you can barely grab it, happiness is not real, but that doesn’t mean we can’t feel it. So let me wish you something real. I wish…

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.

With a piece of coal

I check her profile everyday, every hour, to see if she’s okay. Every time she posts something, I’m relieved, that she’s fine – alive. I send her messages, asking if she’s okay, if she’s safe. I have nothing further to say except to take care of herself and be safe. What am I supposed to […]

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…

We shall overcome

Deep in my heart, I don’t believe. Not anymore. There was a time I truly believed that hand in hand we shall all overcome. Will we be able to break down the prison walls and tear down all lies. Will there be a truth to be told, to the whole world, to make us all free. […]

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 […]

Yanni and the holy land

I have been a Yanni’s fan for about 7 years. Not a long time for actual and true fans, but his music inspires me and drives me to the edges of wilderness. His music can easily be the soundtrack of my life. Perhaps my description of his influence on my life isn’t as profound as […]