Palestinian poets Rafeef Ziadah and Remi Kanazi spit fire with two extraordinary poems, performed last weekend in London.
Arts and 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.
12-year-old Ali Hassan al Baba in Gaza: “It’s my right to draw”
If you’re anywhere nearby, you don’t want to miss this year’s Boston Palestine Film Festival.
Swiss artist Brenar warns in his painting “Work in Progress” of right wing extremism and intolerance of different, unique opinions.
The annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) opens tonight with Najwa Najjar’s feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh. This year’s festival includes 25 film works as well as panel discussions and a closing party featuring Palestinian hip hop artist Shadia Mansour.
US artists and activists traveled to Gaza, bringing attention to the severe water crisis affecting children’s health and development through the painting of large, beautiful and collaborative murals.
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” (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.
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.