Arts and Culture

Israel's war on Palestinian culture

In a new article made available today by the journal Jerusalem Quarterly, activist and The Electronic Intifada contributor Hannah Mermelstein discusses a lesser known part of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine — the attempted annihilation of the Palestinian nation through cultural theft and destruction. 

"Freedom for Palestine" song gains popularity

As The Electronic Intifada mentioned last week, a new song entitled “Freedom for Palestine” has been gaining international notoriety since it made its recent debut on the internet. 

"Tree of Life" - New hip-hop track from Rami GB featuring DAM's Mahmoud Jrere

“Tree of Life” (Shajaret Al Hayah) is a new hip-hop track from Rami GB, Mahmoud Jrere (of DAM), Ahmad Srour, Suleiman al-Zawahira. It’s an ode to the olive tree – a symbol of continuity, steadfastness and resistance in Palestine – and frequent target for destruction by Israel from 1948 to the present day. 

Suheir Hammad's new poem and short film: "Into Egypt"

Whether it’s poems that resist the drumbeats of war or hold a mirror up to the sorrows of New Orleans, Hammad’s work continues to articulate the redemption that she reminds us is always there. In her new poem, Into Egypt, Hammad dives into the energy of the current uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, holding the narrative of Egypt’s revolt in a personal, deeply moving light. 


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