Tag: palestine

Gaza 2014

A Catalog of my SilencesThis is a catalog of my silenceA record of words unsaidOf failed guarantees, muted testimoniesOf going on, despite the calls of the dead. The Afghan dead–in thousandsThe raped and tortured bodies of BosniaOf young girls plucked from schoolsLatter day concubines under ancient rites.  And of Gaza! Yes, Gaza–the last concentration camp! Yes,…

Netanyahu: Offering Old Cliches in a New Wolrd

Last week witnessed, yet again, a visit by yet another Israeli prime  minister to the capital of the United States to offer the same age-old cliches to a group of fawning American lawmakers. It seems when it comes to the actions and the statements of the state of Israel, one ought to apply an out-of-the-world…

Egypt to Keep Rafah Crossing Open

In the latest turn of events from Gaza, Egyptian government has decided to keep the Rafah crossing, the only one on Egyptian side, open indefinitely. Their main argument is that the blockade has not worked and that Israel needs to find another way of dealing with Hamas. This is certainly welcome news, for at least…

Israel: Killing Peace in International Waters

The news has barely hit the networks, but the spin has already begun: The BBC Video on the killing of peace activists by the IDF suggests in its tone as if it is an accident, as the IDF soldiers are highly trained and accustomed to these kind of operations. Another speculation is that, somehow, these…