Tag Archives: Palestine

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Childhood summers in Gaza – Of Coffee Cups, Figs & Letters

“You have to pick them before the birds do in the morning.” “At 10?” “In the morning…earlier, Maha.” “9?” “No.” “It’s the weekend, seedo. The birds will be sleeping because…

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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…

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10 year anniversary & Min Fami

Today is this home’s 10 year anniversary. Yeah, it’s as unbelievable to me as it is to you, my seven readers. Last night, I participated in my first ever panel…

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If Toilets Would Speak (to an immigrant)

Editorial Note: The following was originally published on 8 March 2012. In honour of Canada Day, I am re-posting. I was recently in Nova Scotia for work, and had a…

Immigrants + fatsos

Of late, I have been quite heavily and v happily wrapped in citizenship issues and questions. I understand this struggle of immigration on a personal level and also the depth…

Girls As Women

I am the little one, with head shaped like a potato. The beautiful woman is my patrilineal grandmum Standing by the Mediterranean’s wintered coastline at Gaza, in approximately 1980, my…

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…

the Prolific Immigrant (me)

Dear Reader, Oh look. I’ve gone and changed the title again. As starting point, I would like to introduce you to the lunatic + lovely coupling which brought forth yours…

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….

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,…

‘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…

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…

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,…

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…

I Crunched On Him

Oh my god this is just the most exciting news and I can’t believe I’ve not mentioned it before today (my ailing mind. Perhaps ‘tis just the multitude of Gerry…

Through A Lense

While volunteering with UNRWA 3 summers back in the Palestinian Territories, I managed a few days out on the Mediterranean coastline in Gaza. I was having a completely shit day…

Comments, consumers & disengaging

.1. Comments section have been opened for all post sabbatical entries. Zippy, from Rafah Pundits, has encouraged me to do this, even in the face of Bob the Viagra Spammer….

Rafah Pundits

Check it out >> I just received a little note from the exceptional minds at Rafah Pundits that they have “created a whole category in your honour – – you…

PTSD: Friedman, Massey, Trudeau & Dallaire

Was at the Post Traumatic Stree Disorder (& the Global Village) conference both Thursday and Friday past…searching for clues and narratives that may lead to a burning question I should…