The US government’s response to US citizens on the Flotilla
Palestinian wedding dance
Limited edition 75
Fatimah and I bought orange, pink and white carnations to take to the celebration of her friend’s wedding in Bethlehem. The brother of the groom is not at the wedding, he is in an Israeli jail; a political prisoner who has been adopted by Amnesty international.
Paula Cox is an artist for Human Rights and Music. She specializes in printmaking - Aquatints, Linocut, Etching and Screen Printing. She has an entire line dedicated to Palestine and Human rights.
Amina al-Omari is not a hoax.
Being a white chick, I try really hard not to sound patronizing towards Palestinians and other oppressed minority groups….and I apologize if anyone thought my blogs had that type of writing voice.
HOWEVER I WILL NEVER DO THIS TO ANYONE ABOUT ANY ISSUE ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!!!
One, this Macdouche, I will call him, is a Orientalist, representing a group of people that apparently cannot represent themselves (this specific case, the Middle Eastern gay community). He discredits people who actually care about Middle Eastern issues, be it Palestine or Syria or anything else in the region. I, and many other Westerners, have actual friends in the Middle East, so fabricating this story makes me mad—my Arab friends are not some made up group that people can write fan-fiction about….
Sorry for the rant but this makes me really mad!
Lebanese soldiers patrol next to Palestinian refugees during demonstrations to mark the 63rd anniversary of Nakba Day at the Lebanese-Israeli border in Maroun al-Ras, 15 May 2011. Photograph: Hassan Bahsoun/EPA
This article discusses the Nakba this past week, and how Palestinian refugees get the short-end of the social justice stick when it comes to refugee rights…
boo on Lebanese soldiers….
The writer of this article also writes for electronic intifada, a very good website about Palestinian news
This episode came out when I was in Jerusalem (and funny enough, I first came to Jerusalem through the same type of group—a church group—sans anyone like Homer, thank god haha…)
While I was disappointed that this Simpson’s episode did not include more satirical material relating to the conflict, I thought this scene had some subversive humor relating to airport security and those subjected to it. Sadly my Palestinian friend from East Jerusalem was placed in a cell at the airport for two days when she was a minor, and not having any done anything illegal beforehand…..
I thought this picture is something to think about, since comedy is a good tool for talking about political issues, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict….and the issues such as to how racial profiling at Ben Gurion airport affects Palestinians there….
(P.S. This context of the picture is when Homer was force to confess that latkas are better than pancakes, and after being released he stuck his tongue out at Israeli security….)
Other signs I liked at this protest.
The sign in Hebrew says something about democracy…but I fail at Hebrew, so for followers in Israel, you can appreciate this sign the most.