Jacob Bacharach reviews The Book of Gaza, edited by Atef Abu Saif, today in Rumpus Books....more
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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.
The Rumpus talks to David Bezmozgis about Israel, making fact into fiction, politics in novels, and his new book, The Betrayers....more
The news of Michael Brown’s death cannot be ignored. When one of our young people dies from shots fired by a police officer, there will be sadness and confusion. There will inevitably be questions, and questions left unanswered will lead to anger. This is a week, perhaps, when we need fiction and art to help us try to make sense of who we are and where we go from here....more
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
I’m writing to you, Kenneth, because your review and my behavior at the Rialto Cinema are integral parts of the problem in Israel/Palestine. It’s why we both felt so scared and embarrassed: Tears of Gaza implicates us....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