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Category Archives: Apartheid

Dr H in the Holy Land IV: Land

The battle here is about land… and it has always been. Last night Nicholas took us to his land or his family’s land, it’s called Al Makhror, and now lies … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Dr H in the Holy Land III: Bethlehem

I feel suffocated here… Last week when I came, I kept hearing people talk about being in a “prison”, “animals in a cage”, time and time again. A week later … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Bil’in Habibti – Bil’in My Love

Winner of a Special Award at Rotterdam’s Movies That Matter and of Best Documentary at the 2006 Jerusalem Film Festival, this all too short teaser is of a excellent film … Continue reading

2 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Nineteen families: poverty, inequality and who rules the roost in Israel

Roni Ben Efrat illuminates inequality in today’s Israel in the current edition of Challenge Magazine (Issue 109). The following is an excerpt in which boldface emphasis is editorial: Zionists claim … Continue reading

20 May, 2008 · 11 Comments

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"