Posts Tagged: gaza
Over at the New Yorker, Etgar Keret and Sayed Kashua continue their conversation:
I believe that this despair is temporary, and that even though there are quite a few political elements that would rather see us despairing, and even though it sometimes seems as if enormous forces are working to convince us that hope is just another word in our national anthem and not a powerful force that can lead to change, people feel deep down that the terrible situation we find ourselves in is not really the only dish on the regional menu.
Marcela Sulak and Tala Abu Rahmeh called on poets to respond to the Israeli and Gaza conflict(s) through letters and poetry in a collaborative project called “The Gaza Poetry Roundtable.”
Much of the media reduces the Gaza-Israel situation to numbers: rockets launched, bombs dropped, people killed; but poets can breathe life into these otherwise empty statistics by focusing more on the details....more
Approaching the Rafah crossing on the morning of its historic opening, I pass a lone Palestinian woman in her mid 20’s holding a newborn, walking into Egypt.
Twenty yards behind her, sweltering in the late morning desert sun is a cluster of children and teens, pressed beside the black gate of boarder....more
Is it possible to resuscitate and reinvigorate the nonviolent resistance movements of the 20th century?
It’s all about the row boat of life....more
Israel still isn’t letting any foreign journalists into Gaza but the Boston Globe has a photo essay by Palestinian journalists already inside the strip. (via Ted)...more
BY BRIAN SCHWARTZ
In the Hebrew language, I am sure, there are several different ways to say “enemy.” I have little grasp of what these words might be. I imagine that there are milder entries...more