The United States is entirely correct to insist that there can be no justification for the deliberate and indiscriminate use of violence - i.e. terrorism - against civilian non-combattants in political conflicts. Yet in the Middle East it has honoured this principle mainly in the breach, and applied it in a manner at best laughable. Read more about Washington's Lethal Double Standards
There is little doubt that the recent intense developments have placed our region at a turning point. The previous fragile status quo has collapsed. Read more about On current events
This is my fifth day of curfew, a new experience for me having left here last October and not being subjected to this new form of occupation. Read more about Days go by...
Squint and you can see more. Concentrate on a patch of blue into liquid mauve sky and there are little dots floating, small kites floating in the wind, from the rooftops under curfew. Read more about And they are like constellations of stars
The streets of Ramallah are completely still, the bright sun reflecting off the pavement and the stone of the buildings forcing the viewer to squint and ultimately turn away. Read more about The Planes Still Fly Overhead
Finally home to Ramallah today to find my plants—dried, limp, purple flowers browned. My home dusty and unlived in, dishes waiting in the sink. Since last week, the strong wind from the valley swept the earth that I had used to cover the little box grave for my dog, Nutmeg. Read more about Morning Coffee in Ramallah
Vera Tamari is a famous Palestinian artist. She is also my dearest friend and neighbor. One day before Ramallah’s fourth invasion on June 24th, she inaugurated an art installation entitled ‘Going for a ride’. Read more about Going for a ride, or Art under Occupation
Last night I did not sleep at all. As usual, I was online at my computer until 3 a.m. I have to wait until my cyber-manic daughter Yassmine is through with the internet before I can get online. Read more about 'ToraBora Land'
Yesterday we had a never-ending coming and going of tanks and armored personnel carriers (APC). The sound and diesel smell got on all of our nerves by nightfall. Read more about The nightmare 'ends'
We just completed day nine of living the latest round of Israeli military curfew. Everyone is getting edgy and uptight. Our cities, economy, projects, and lives are being destroyed as we helplessly watch from our front windows. Read more about Living the latest round of Israeli military curfew