Category Archives: recording al-nakba – 2012

Welcome to Bab Al-Shams

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present” – -Rabindranath … Continue reading

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Threat of forced eviction in Sheikh Jarrah & letter from family member

Palestinian family in danger of forced eviction in Sheikh Jarrah this Monday 10 members of the Shamasneh family in Um Haroun, Sheikh Jarrah, were ordered to leave their home before the end of the year. Their home has been released … Continue reading

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A sad day for Palestinians – #PrayingForGaza in Ramallah

Yesterday was a sad day indeed. After leaving work, I went to my friend N’s apartment. This is when I heard the news about Gaza. A few minutes later, we got sent text messages informing us of a protest in … Continue reading

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reclaiming resistance: what the hunger strikers taught us

The last few months have seen thousands of Palestinians and their supporters rally for prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. This has resulted in several victories including a deal that ended the mass hunger strike and allowed for release … Continue reading

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Israelis deny Palestinian right to have fun

On Saturday, a group of Palestinians and internationals went to the Jordan Valley in what they hoped would be a fun-filled day with an event organized by Sharek Youth Forum. The crime? RIDING BIKES IN THE JORDAN VALLEY! As we … Continue reading

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Deir Yassin: the peace that never was

Two days ago, we visited Deir Yasin, or to be more specific, what remains of Deir Yasin, with Zochrot, an Israeli organization dedicated to educating the Israeli public about the nakba. The tour was organized in commemoration of the Deir … Continue reading

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Returning to Palestine

I have been in Palestine for nearly 5 months now. The last time I spent more than a few months here was 1999-2002, at which time, my family left due to the intifada. Friends and family continue to ask me … Continue reading

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