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Creating people's geographies

Internet killed Israeli PR

Parody of Video Killed the Radio Star (the Buggles) by Minor Demographic Threat. Lyrics over the fold.

12 August, 2010 · Leave a comment

In Lebanon, IDF plans a ‘ferocious land grab’

Ambitions for Eretz Israel are apparently still being expressed as a matter of military planning and policy. Check out this revealing quote from the IDF’s deputy chief of staff from … Continue reading

11 August, 2010 · 3 Comments

Where should the birds fly?

A moving upcoming documentary by young journalist-filmmaker Fida Qishta, set to the haunting music of Marcel Khalife and with the title inspired by a line in a Mahmoud Darwish poem. … Continue reading

7 August, 2010 · Leave a comment

Was the tree really on Israeli territory? Not quite.

  In the aftermath of the bloody border skirmish between Lebanon and Israel, much of the Anglophone press seems to have dutifully accepted the UN’s assertion that the hapless tree … Continue reading

7 August, 2010 · 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"