Rana Baker’s blog

Crossing to Cairo: a Palestinian diary

The trip from Gaza to Cairo is arduous and fraught for Palestinians under heavy Egyptian regime restrictions.

Palestinians express "solidarity with the people of Ferguson" in Mike Brown statement

Palestinian individuals and groups have issued this statement in solidarity with the community of the latest black youth to be gunned down by American police.

Supplies exhausted at Gaza hospitals, but not medical workers' commitment

An interview with a doctor at Gaza’s largest hospital, who happens to be my dad.

"Representing" Palestine in London

This inner fragmentation, the state of simultaneously being inside and outside is a linguistic manifestation of Israel’s colonial policy of geopolitical and social separation between and among the same people.

"Return Unifies Us": Palestinians call for a day of action for the right of return

An international day of action on 22 March will focus on reaffirming Palestinian national principles — most crucially, the right of return.

A protest in Ramallah

In the latest installment of her visit to the “rest of Palestine,” Rana Baker recounts a demonstration against the PA in Ramallah, and finds reminders of her native Gaza in Nablus.

A fugitive in my own country

Rana Baker sees Palestine, beyond Gaza, for the first time in her life.

A humiliating start to my first tour of Palestine

The Erez military checkpoint that separates Gaza and present-day Israel is gray, empty and impersonal.

Finding my way to Palestine through narrative

Unless the Palestinian narrative is recognized and fully acknowledged, nothing, especially the discredited “peace process,” can stop Israel’s continued ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

“Yes, we are funding the occupation,” Swedish minister glibly tells Gaza youth

Meeting with Swedish politician in Gaza highlights the hypocrisy and double standards of the European Union.

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