Jun 2, 2011
From approximately 1975 through 1987, Naji Al-Ali created cartoons that depict the complexities of the plight of Palestinian refugees, with Handala, the refugee child, as their centerpiece. “The child Handala is my signature,” Naji Al-Ali says. “I drew him as a child who is not beautiful; his hair is like the hair of a hedgehog who uses his thorns as a weapon. Handala is not a fat, happy, relaxed,...
Jan 26, 2011
I’ve always been a fan of cartoonist Carlos Latuff. The ongoing revolts in Tunisia, and the recent uprising in Egypt, as well as Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers, the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have been a fertile ground for him.
Here is a selection of some of my favorite cartoons of his reflecting on #Tunisia,...
Sep 4, 2010
Israeli and Palestinian leaders have held their first direct negotiations in nearly two years, in Washington.
US President Barack Obama made an appeal to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders on the eve of the summit to not let the chance for peace slip away, and pledged to put the “full weight” of the United States behind the effort to forge peace.
I wonder if this means that he’ll put an...
Sep 2, 2010
“I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky.
Yes, I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky, with my brother and sister standing by…
And here is what I know now. It goes like this:
In your love, my salvation lies…”
I dedicate Alexi Murdoch’s song “Orange Sky” to all the leaders meeting in the US for a round of Mid-East peace talks. 7esso 3a damkon, to say the...
Aug 22, 2010
Last Friday, I finished reading the autobiography-cum-historical account “Strangers in the House” by Raja Shehadeh.
Drawing from the jacket, “Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful house in Jaffa, overlooking the Mediterranean. When the State of Israel was formed in 1948, the family were driven out of the provincial town of Ramallah. There Shehadeh grew up...
Aug 12, 2010
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Lattuf created a series of photos on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
(BDS) against Israel to be used by activists.
These images are Copyleft, which means that BDS campaigns
all around the world are free to use them in their materials.
encouraged to reproduce these images on blogs, newspapers, magazines, books,
posters, etc. in order to promote the...
Jun 4, 2010
During his 4 June 2009 speech at Cairo university, US President Barack Obama stated: “Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.”
On 31 May 2010, Israel raided the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla of aid and supplies in international waters, killing at least nine activists, leaving many more injured, and taking hundreds into...