Posts Tagged: palestine

What Appears to Be Fiction: A Conversation with Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss discusses her new novel Forest Dark, provoking questions about reality with her work, and trusting readers to think for themselves.

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An Erasure of Distance: Traveling in Circles with Nathan Englander

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Nathan Englander talks about his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, the experience of being interviewed, and why he believes books can save lives.

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Color at the Mercy of the Light

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What if I said: while people still believe they are white in America, that delusion, and the dream upon which it is founded, needs to be seriously examined.

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Ehrenreich

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Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, discusses oppression, objectivity in journalism, and millennial politics.

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Fresh Comics #2: Transmissions from Beirut

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What are the fundamental differences between telling your own story, telling the story of another, and telling your story about trying to understand someone else’s story?

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Shooting the West Bank

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Teju Cole spent his summer in Palestine, just before the latest wave of hardship. Viewing the country through his camera lens proved more affecting than not: Photography cannot capture this sorrow, but it can perhaps relay back the facts on the ground. It can make visible graves, olive trees, refuse, roofs, concrete, barricades, and the bodies […]

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The Rumpus Interview with David Bezmozgis

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The Rumpus talks to David Bezmozgis about Israel, making fact into fiction, politics in novels, and his new book, The Betrayers.

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Gaza Roundup

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There’s more violence in Gaza today. Emily Hauser asks a tough question about Israeli claims that its strikes are surgical and aimed at terrorists. The IDF used social media to announce and live-blog the attacks, and to celebrate the killing of Ahmed Al-Jabari. Slate refers to this as “total military transparency,” but it feels more […]

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Today’s Required Reading

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At Guernica, Randa Jarrar writes about this one time when she tried to visit her sister in Palestine and she was deported by Israel. I was so afraid of facing the guards at the airport that I had a difficult time imagining the rest of my trip. I would picture myself walking around Ramallah with […]

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Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

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A Three Part Interview Part 1 – Howard Shippin “I live as If the future is now” Fifty-five families live in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam situated along Isreal’s infamous green line. The community keeps its population strictly split at 50-50—half Arab Palestinian, half Israeli Jew. The late Bruno Hussar, a Dominican monk, founded the village in […]

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