Tag Archives: Palestine

Razzan al-Najjar and the Dawn of Freedom: She walks with a self-assured step

The dawn of a self-assured walk; The dawn of a pure smile; The dawn of free belonging to the homeland; The dawn of a strong sense of responsibility; The dawn of insistence on life; The dawn of confrontation and defiance; The dawn of initiative, positive action, determination; Your dawn, Moussa Abu Hassanein, Your dawn, Hazem Abu Eid, Your dawn, Jehad ... Read More »

Stories of Music in Occupation Jails: “Blessed Are Those Who Stand Firm”

I was moved by a letter written by Hassan Karaja, an activist for youth and social rights, who was imprisoned and has now been released. It was written from Ofer Prison, where many have been buried alive, and sent to Ma3azef (an online magazine that specializes in music, and in particular music from the Arab World) on the 23rd of ... Read More »

The scholar has his say: ‘It’s now time to begone.’

The presence of the Israeli occupation is associated with the practice of violence against the Palestinian people in its extremest forms, and a total indifference to interational laws and conventions, and the violation of human rights. Beginning with the racial cleansing massacres and the expulsion of the Palestinian people in 1948 by the Zionist forces, it continues in its different ... Read More »

Dignity strike: “the humane option for resistance”

How do we support the dignity strike? What do freedom prisoners need to improve their prison conditions? What do they need from their people, from the Arabs, and from the peoples of the free world? How can real solidarity with them be expressed? Is it useful for them that we fall into self-blaming? Do prayers help them? Or wishes? Or ... Read More »

Writing Palestine’s Comprehensive History A Tool of Resistance and Freedom

  “The archaeologist is busy analyzing stones/ in the rubble of legends he searches for his own eyes/ to show/ that I am a sightless vagrant on the road/ with not one letter in civilization's alphabet/ meanwhile in my own time I plant my trees/ I sing of my love.” Mahmoud Darwish   In light of the Zionist Entity recruiting ... Read More »

The Voices of Women in March Breaking the Siege and Ending the Occupation

I received several letters commenting on my article entitled: "Women’s Boat to Gaza 2016: A Message of Hope, Solidarity and Love". Within my column, “A space for dialogue”, I host some of these comments The letters not only expressed complete support for the initiative to break the siege on Gaza, but they also confirmed the importance of raising our voices ... Read More »

Women’s Boat to Gaza 2016: A Message of Hope, Solidarity and Love

What Palestinian people are desperately in need of in these current times as they struggle for their freedom is the will to triumph. When Mohammad Al Qeeq triumphed over his jailors after a tenacious struggle, #alive not a martyr, hope glimmered. When the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FCC) announced that the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) was about to set sail ... Read More »

Beautiful Radwa; Alive in the Collective Popular Memory

Beautiful Radwa, Was she bidding farewell to her family & friends when she wrote “Heavier than Radwa”? Is she gone? Is the woman, who declared her belonging to the ant family/ to the drowning-Straw party/ to the stubbornness party, gone? Is the woman who has never accepted defeat gone? ***** She never pretended to be anything other than herself. She was ... Read More »

Story-Sewing & Writing Social History

I recall the past, I talk about the present & I outlook the future through narrating. Is it possible for me to do all that through sewing? Would I be able to weave my stories the way I tell them? Is it possible for the ordinary (needle & thread) to shape acts of free-will towards psychological, political & social liberty ... Read More »