Tag: Gaza

  • 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 […]

  • Gaza writers receive death threats from IS

    This article via Al Monitor: THE PULSE OF THE MIDDLE EAST by Hana Salah Posted December 5, 2014 Translator(s)Pascale el Khoury GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Mystery still surrounds the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in Gaza. Statements in the name of the radical group threatening or claiming responsibility for previous bombings in Gaza are not enough […]

  • Israeli shelling destroys poet Othman Hussein’s Gaza home

    Burned books from the collection of Gaza poet Othman Hussein. (Maysoon Hussein) via The Electronic Intifada Submitted by Sarah Irving on Sat, 07/19/2014 – 17:15 The ongoing Israeli onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza has already hit its cultural life with the demolition of the home of artist Raed Issa by an air strike on Tuesday. This has been followed by […]

  • Avnery: Once And For All!

    Uri Avnery November 24, 2012  THE MANTRA of this round was Once And For All. “We must put an end to this (the rockets, Hamas, the Palestinians, the Arabs?) Once and For All!” – this cry from the heart was heard dozens of times daily on TV from the harassed inhabitants of Israel’s battered towns […]

  • Gaza, Darwish, Memory, Repetition:

    Gaza repeats & repeats. Déjà vu all over again but not funny: murderous hellish inferno. I could scream when I hear American liberals, proud to have voted for Obama & with impeccable anti-war credentials, idiotically repeating the Israeli government’s fascizoid Benjamin Netanyahu’s line that the assaults & bombings are justified because “they fired rockets into Israel.” […]

  • Juan Cole re Wikileaks on Gaza & the US

    Wikileaks: Israelis ‘Intend to Keep the Gazan Economy on the Brink of Collapse’ Posted on 01/05/2011 by Juan The Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost has released a March, 2008, US embassy cable describing the Israeli blockade and siege of Occupied Gaza as an attempt to reduce the society to the lowest possible level of functioning without provoking […]

  • Gaza: Between the Fence & a Hard Place

    Yesterday I was reading the forthcoming translation of Mahmoud Darwish‘s first — 1973 — collection of prose essays on Palestine. This is an extremely moving book, and I will come back to it when it is published in the late fall. In one of the pieces, called “Silence for the Sake of Gaza,” written nearly […]

  • Alternate News re Israeli Acts of Piracy in International Water

    The New York Times (the rag they call the “paper of record”) after 48 hours of holding its journalistic guns has come out blazing away… at the people attacked by Israeli commandos on the high seas in a blatant act of piracy, because, the NYT has “discovered” that the Turkish militants involved with the Free […]

  • Waterless in Gaza

    One of many destroyed water wells in Gaza’s border regions. Via the Electronic Intifada, here is the opening section of a reportage on the situation in the Gaza strip. You can read the full article here. Israel bombs Gaza’s agricultural sector to the brink Eva Bartlett, The Electronic Intifada, 15 February 2010 “If we didn’t […]

  • Anne Waldman's "Gaza" Poem

    Here is a video of Anne Waldman reading at the University at Albany on Thursday, April 30. Unhappily the opening 5 seconds or so were chopped off.