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...