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Gaza

Many of you are asking how I am doing and how my family is doing in Gaza. I’ve not been able to discuss anything much but have only managed to…

A Childhood Photograph

When my matrilineal grandmother – teeta – died, found in her night table drawer was the most important photograph she’d carried with her throughout her life. Teeta came from what…

Well done, University of Michigan

A protest against the IDF soliders visiting the campus to share their fibbing. Dig it. Comments closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr…

Elvis Costello is the biggest badass in the industry

In support of the Divestment campaign, Costello cancels his two scheduled concerts in Israel. Read his full statement here and share the information, as you see fit. If you support…

Animated short from Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement

From the amazing activist and (anti-Zioniost Jewish) Yoni Goodman, please watch this 1 minute and 35 second animated short. Share if you think it is worthy of dissemination. Comments closer….

$15 Billion annually from US tax $$ to Israeli citizens (understanding the Zionist power lobby in the USA)

The video that was originally posted on YouTube has mysteriously disappeared. You can, instead, find it here. Watch & share. As Americans, you need to understand that while you are…

Glover, Klein, Walker & Fonda protesting TIFF 2010 program

Read and share, please. A core group of largely Toronto-based Jewish filmmakers is accusing the festival of playing into “the Israeli propaganda machine” with its inaugural “City to City” program,…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

If you never read another political book in your life, then please and for the love of all things righteous and humane, please please please read Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic…

UN’s Richard Falk: IDF seizure of Gaza-bound ship ‘criminal’

Please take a moment to read this. From the article: “Richard Falk [who is an expert on international law], an American Jew and the United Nations special rapporteur on human…

Please meet

Israeli journalist / writer Amira Hass. If you read French, read her here, otherwise, find her works here. Comments closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share…

Israel eyes sanctions against US

You read the title quite right. Find the rest of the article here. And by the way – this isn’t Palestinians dying in 2009, but rather them being blown to…

Are you an American?

Then you must please set aside 10 minutes and read this analysis by John J Mearsheimer, titled Saving Israel from Itself. Comments closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share…

Petition to be signed today (15 Jan 2009)

From friend Charles Glass: “Attached is an open letter concerning the Israeli war on Gaza. If you agree with its terms, please send your signature directly to p.hallward@mdx.ac.uk . It…

White Phosphorous: And so the Israeli argument goes…

My article can be found and read here. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe…

Song for Gaza

Please share. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Fashionable death in Gaza

This is my article at rabble re the war on Gaza. Comments here are closed… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

My interview with CBC re Gaza

Gaza.mp3 I sure do say “absolutely” a lot. & Happy new year to you all. Comments here are closed. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the defensive tactic used by the Israeli Defense Forces. It is of mixed martial arts and is meant to help you defend your ass against Palestinians attacking…

Obama mama fo mama! Fe fi fo ma ma! OBAMA!

“YES WE CAN, TOE THE LINE!” Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

‘Happy Birthday Israel"

“We have come and we have stolen their country…We must do everything to insure they never do return.” – Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion “apartheid nature of Israel…

100 acres of land

Is one of the properties my (father’s) family owns in Gaza. On this land were thousands of orange, grapefruit, lemon, olive & valencia trees. We’ve owned this land for generations…

The Gaza Bombshell

You must please read Vanity Fair’s The Gaza Bombshell. It is a lengthy article and so I recommend you print it up and then read it when you are in…

Gaza

This is where you will find the most comprehensive information about what is happening in Gaza. Bookmark it. All over the world there are demonstrations and vigils being organised. Look…

On Palestine

An educational two sites sent my way (thank you!). First is the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and second is Israel’s 60th Birthday blog that has an excellent Jews-in-solidarity-with-Palestinians blog roll…

Download & one political note

The Klonhertz Remix of Owner of a Lonely Heart. & My dearest Canada, how you break our hearts. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers…

Al-Sahar

‘Al-Sahar’ = Dawn ‘Tasahur’ / ‘yitsa7ar’ = Eating at dawn Another tradition most of you would enjoy immensely during Ramadan is ‘tasahur’, which is the Arabic word describing the meal…

Occupation 101

Forget what you think you know. And listen to the voices of the silenced majority. Open your minds and remember Malcolm X’s famed words: “…what I have seen, and experienced,…

The Story of O (not as dirty as you hope)

Earlier this week, O and I met for a little sushi and a lot of conversation. After dinner, we headed over to Woman’s Memorial Park on Elgin Street and found…

Muhammad, my baby cousin

In Gaza was interviewed by BBC – his is the first response on the page… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet…

Minister Peter MacKay

Oh mon dieu. If ever there was a sh*tty shot of me, this is most definitely it: In my defense: 1st. I take poor profile pictures. 2nd. That’s what I…

Beirut Reunion no. 2

Among the many people who worked together in Beirut (many of whom came in from our Embassies abroad), eight of us are based at Headquarters, and one miscellaneous who resides…

Uzi almost made me cry

This very nearly moved me to tears, only I was seated between my family and I had to swallow my heart down a little. I’m not often left speechless, but……

Notes from a pouty day

As soon as I sat on the helicopter, the pilot charged over and shoved a floatation device over my head and strapped it around my waist. He didn’t ask if…

At least the rabbit hole’s comfy

I was supposed to leave this morning until they asked me to stay on one more day. Coming to Beirut is like falling into the rabbit hole; not that I…

A sad goodbye to Lebanon

I can’t say it enough; Lebanon is a beautiful and breathtaking country and tonight I’ll be graced with it’s last sunset. I quickly learned that the best way to wrap…

No 11: Funnies are a must

A few funny stories to tell, in order to keep with the spirit of my usual blogging. Special Guest Friday evening was a long one. Four of us got to…

No10: Defining ‘victory’ amidst ruins

Some more thought in to yesterday’s small rant. I believe there’s something which needs clarification, and it’s that I don’t want anyone to believe I believe in the myth that…

No 9: Stupid God Damn War

Sorry, but I can’t remember which entry this is…and once more, I have no spellcheck, so I’ll sound like a relative illiterate at diffrent points. Things are a little tense…

No 8: Sabra & Shatila

There is still some ‘off fighting’ in the South of Lebanon, but nothing major and nothing to fear, inshallah. Quite honestly, I don’t believe that either Hizbullah or Israel anticipated…