Why won’t the international media ask women in Gaza what really matters to them? Yasmeen El-Khoudary comments for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Who is the real oppressor of Gaza women's rights?
Yasmeen El Khoudary
The buzzing “insect” that disturbs any moment of peace in Gaza is the really the sound of the Israeli spy drones that constantly hover overhead. Read more about Insects in disguise
The “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunis, “January 25 Revolution” in Egypt and the ongoing uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain are the true Arab awakening, for they are being led by the people and for the people. Read more about Arab pride reborn through revolution
People keep talking of a new war. They tell you about their neighbors — they’re probably too shy to admit that its their family, not their neighbors — who already started stocking up on food items and candles in preparation for the upcoming war. Read more about The circles in the sky over Gaza
The Last Queen of the Night is not the name of a mythical character, or even an ancient Oriental queen or goddess. It is not the name of a Parisian perfume or chocolate like “After 8.” It is the name of a flower, one that blooms only during the night. Yasmeen El Khoudary writes from the occupied Gaza Strip. Read more about The Last Queen of the Night
Jerusalem is only an hour and a half drive away from where I live in Gaza City. I grew up contemplating the moment I would see Jerusalem, but that day wouldn’t come until I graduated from the American University in Cairo and was promised by my parents that they might be able to make the necessary arrangements (an Israeli-issued permit) for me to visit the holy city. Yasmeen El Khoudary writes from the occupied Gaza Strip. Read more about A day in Jerusalem