Category: Palestine

  • Remembering Mourid: 10 in Translation, Online

    Remembering Mourid: 10 in Translation, Online

    With thanks to the ever excellent & useful ArabLit for this compilation: On February 14, poet and memoirist Mourid Barghouti died in Amman, Jordan, having spent most of his life in various exiles: Below, a selection from his work available in translation, online. PROSE Excerpt from I Saw Ramallah, with an introduction by Edward W. […]

  • Dareen Tatour’s Appeal Partially Accepted: Poem Is Not a Crime

    via Arabic Literature and Translation Yesterday’s battle in Nazareth District Court was a victory for artistic expression but not for free speech, when charges against Dareen Tatour’s poem “Resist, My People, Resist Them” were overturned, but those for her Facebook posts were upheld: The ruling came yesterday, May 16, in the district court in Nazareth. Shortly after winning […]

  • Attack on Beloved Gazan Novelist Atef Abu Saif

    Attack on Beloved Gazan Novelist Atef Abu Saif

    via ArabLit — Arabic Literature and Translation: On the evening of Monday, March 18, just after 5 p.m., some ten masked, armed men attacked Gazan novelist Atef Abu Saif and his neighbor Abdul Meni’m Jadallah while they were in the garden of Jadallah’s house. According to Haaretz, Abu Saif is in critical condition: It was last night […]

  • Uri Avnery (1923-2018)

      Very saddened to learn this morning that Uri Avnery has died at 94. His weekly column which I read religiously — no, that’s the wrong word, though “irreligiously” won’t do either — as soon as his email appeared in my inbox, & which I often reposted on this blog, was one of the most […]

  • Uri Avnery: Are You Brainwashed?

    [PJ: & this applies just as well to the US than to Israel/Gaza] June 9, 2018 IT’S FRIGHTENING. Unprincipled psychologists, in the service of a malignant regime, use sophisticated techniques in order to control the mind of a person from afar. The term “brainwashing” was born in 1950. It is a Chinese word (“xinao”, literally […]

  • Uri Avnery: The Day of Shame

    May 19, 2018 ON BLOODY MONDAY this week, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour, I asked myself: what would I have done if I had been a youngster of 15 in the Gaza Strip? My answer was, without hesitation: I would have stood near the border fence and […]

  • 5 from Gazan Writer Atef Abu Saif

    via ArabLit. Palestinian writer Atef Abu Saif is a talented and insightful political scientist, novelist, short-story writer, and editor who lives in Gaza: 1. Still Life: Scenes in Gaza Time (2006), translated by William Hutchins. This excerpt begins: He discovered suddenly that Gaza had a sea — a big sea, too. It was blue — like a […]

  • Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Convicted of Incitement, Supporting Terror for Poem and Facebook Posts

    via Arab List (in English) & by MLYNXQUALEY on MAY 3, 2018• ( 0 ) Palestinian poet and Dareen Tatour was surrounded by supporters on Thursday, May 3 as the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court found her guilty of incitement to violence and supporting a terror organization. The conviction centered around three social-media posts, including the poem “Resist, My People, […]

  • Uri Avnery on Passover: “Pour Out Your Wrath”

    March 30, 2018 “Pour Out Your Wrath” I was about to write an article about Pesach eve’ when I remembered that I wrote exactly the same article six years ago. So I am sending the old article again – I just have nothing to add. I AM writing this on Friday night, the eve of […]

  • On Mahmoud Darwish’s Birthday, 13 Poems

    via Arab Lit (in English) & the indefatigable Marcia Lynx Qualey: The Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (d. 2008) was born in al-Birwa on this day in 1941. To commemorate his entrance into our world on March 13, ArabLit has 13 poems (and poemish texts): 1) “The Moon Did Not Fall Into the Well,” from Journal of […]