Creating people's geographies
An excellent, must-see review of israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza with first-hand accounts and reflections from Al Jazeera correspondents Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros, in 4 parts (thanks Dave).
On December 27, 2008, Israel’s already crippling siege on the neighbouring Gaza Strip escalated into a brutal war. Al Jazeera was the only global news network reporting from both inside Gaza and Israel for the entirety of the conflict. Throughout Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros brought news of the human tragedy unfolding to living rooms throughout the English speaking world. They found themselves as vulnerable as the civilians of Gaza and now they give their full accounts of what it was really like to report that war.
Part One (11 minutes)
Part Two (12 minutes)
Part Three (10 minutes)
Part Four (11 minutes)
Video of a recent panel discussion on Gaza at Binghamton University:
I have been soothing myself with Žižek lectures for a few days, trying to rip the hysteria from this stuff out of my cells, blow past the hatred and desire to do violence and into the mind that can manifest positively. The tears feel like blue hot marbles being pushed out of my eyes. I know how true this is, how it really only catches the hem of the real horror… but I’m angered by the shots of the graffiti on the walls of the trashed Palestinian homes.
Are they telling us the IDF robots of doom wanted to express themselves in English to Palestinians? I think there’s the biggest possibility that those shots were of “dramatized translations” at best, and far better they showed the scrawls in Hebrew with the translation big over them than do that.
But for sure, end is near.
Despite the fact that, in the vastness of space and time we the human race is living in, failed to realize that whats our place in it, how vulnerable we are, how helpless we are in it. When men get the chance to have the bounty of this world, he starts to stop the bounty within himself and inflicts evil and cruelty on his fellow human being.
How many generations gone by, how many Empires came and gone, human always failed to learn a lesson from history and waiting nothing other than a appointed time for his own destruction and torment punishment hereafter soon.
Ayman and Sherine have shown the worl what we really see.For some it seemed normal to see people die, but after Aljazeera broadcast reflections, millions have understood the magnitude of the untold suffering.I want to say you guys are heroes,,,heroes who tell the truth under harsh circumstances.
Thank you so much Ayman Muhyeldin and Sherine Tadros plus the unsung heroes(the cameramen and Producers) behind the scenes.
History has taught us a lesson and Aljazeera has witnessed it unfold in Gaza.Human suffering at its best…the soundbytes of women and the children caught in the crossfire will for ever remain in my mind.
See also a piece Sherine Tadros filed last Thursday: