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Category Archives: Gaza

Children of Gaza

A moving, must-see video that first aired on Channel 4 (UK)’s Dispatches on 15 March. BAFTA-winning filmmaker Jezza Neumann follows the lives of three children for over a year. The … Continue reading

28 March, 2010 · 4 Comments

Najla Said reads from her play 'Palestine' of her teenage visit to Gaza

Najla Said, daughter of the late great Edward Said, is not known for her father’s analytical acumen. She is all American sensibility and speech, and not as politically inclined as … Continue reading

12 March, 2010 · 1 Comment

A Girl Called Jewel

The extended Al Samouni family, some 48 men, women and children, were targeted in their homes by the israeli occupation forces in the south of Gaza. Almost all of them … Continue reading

6 January, 2010 · Leave a comment

Outdoing the Kafkaesque: Egypt’s new US-designed underground Gaza wall (updated)

UPDATE 1:  Paul Woodward applies a healthy dose of skepticism to these early reports. I’ve added his observations with his kind permission (see below). UPDATE 2: Sherine Tadros reports from … Continue reading

11 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"