My book challenge … from 20 to …..

I started this month by getting myself in a reading challenge on the occasion of my birthday , due the 20th of August. I challenged myself to read 20 books marking my Date of birth . However, by the tenth of the month I finished the twenty and I was left with a stronger urge to read . So I thought let’s do the challenge more challenging , and as I am turning 47 ,…
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في الطريق الى الحج… من استراحة أريحا

http://www.wattan.tv/ar/news/261559.html في الطريق الى الحج… من استراحة أريحا   “الأخلاق ما هي إلا نتيجة من نتائج الظروف الاجتماعية.. فالغربيون لم تتحسن أخلاقهم بمجرد أنهم أرادوا ذلك لقد تحسنت ظروفهم الحضارية والاقتصادية فتحسنت اخلاقهم تبعا لذلك. ومن الظلم زن نطلب من الكادح الذي يعيش في كوخ حقير أن يكون مهذبا او نظيفا او صادقا. انه مضطر أن يكذب وان يداجي وان يسرق لكي يداري معاشه العسير، وليس بمستطاعه ان يكون نظيفا لأن النظافة بين أبناء الأكواخ…
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التطبيع بين الواجب الوطني والعمالة

التطبيع بين الواجب الوطني والعمالة   وصلتني بالأمس رسالة بعنوان ” بيان موقف” من قبل مؤسسة الرؤيا الفلسطينية. لم أفهم تفاصيلها، إلا أنه إستوقفنتي بعض النقاط. أصابتني بعض السلبية في محاولة الدفاع عن النفس أو المؤسسة في رد كان أشبه بالتهديدي لا التوضيحي. المهم، فتشت عن المسألة، لأن البيان لم يكشفها ولكنه لمح إليها، فلم يكن من الصعب التبحر في عالم جوجل للتبين. هناك تحقيق صحفي في موقع وجريدة لبنانية ،عن موضع رحلات تطبيعيه إلى…
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What is wrong with Hamas pacifying with Israel?

After months of continuous killing in Gaza as a result of the Marches of Return on the border of Gaza, and after a decade of what can count one of the most brutal seizes in the modern time, Hamas is said to be holding talks for calming the situation with Israel. Why is this bad news to Palestinians in Fateh, and anti-Hamas people in general? What do we want from Hamas? Going to war is blamable and…
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Where is the Palestinian Authority leading Palestinians?

Where is the Palestinian Authority leading Palestinians? It is not healthy to keep crying about bad luck and misfortune. But somehow it is really depressive to live the way we live as Palestinians. It is realistically speaking a hopeless situation. As much as we may agree that Israel is the reason behind our misery, we are part of this misery as well. The fact that Israel continued to grow from a minimal existence, in parallel…
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My Book Reading Challenge

After Kiki and banana and bucket challenges, and of course many others that my attention did not grasp, I decided to enter my own challenge. We live in a free space of challenges after all.. or so we think. I am not hopeful about having my challenge becoming a trend of course. I am a terrible campaigner, after seeing what happened or did not happen in the Schmidt’s school German association management did by giving away a…
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Umberto Eco…a masterly mind in fiction

I always loved Umberto Eco. On Literature, was a guide of masterly work on literature. In the Name of the Rose, the selection of articles. It always felt great to encounter such a writer, more of a philosopher. When I met him in Jerusalem, it was a disappointment. To start with, seeing him in a setting that is politically contradictory. Anyway, it felt like a relief, one writer down, after all, I don’t have to read…
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Ahed Tamimi stardom of Heroism and the eclipse of everyone else

Before I start, my problem is not with the young woman\ teen Ahed. On the contrary, the girl always impressed me as a child, and I continued to like her way of resistance with her family and villagers in Nabi Saleh. Somehow, a different flavor in the way we introduce resistance. And above all the girl is strong and of course charming. For many reasons, Ahed resembles a new image for resistance, and she is…
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