Photo shooting session promoting Zoe for my upcoming novel : A memoir of a dog.

It all started when our dog brownie was abducted once again. At some point I looked into his eyes and thought; this dog is not happy with us. It cannot get more dangerous … Zoe on the other side , learnt from the lesson of the dangerous environment out there. At that moment I decided […]

شوفونا … حلقة الأحزاب السياسية 1

And a reflection on the Bitterness of Reality

As we are living this massive israelization to Jerusalem as never before, we are also witnessing a colossal thump on our national identity . We are torn into a Fateh and Hamas ,and the occupation is surrounding us expanding its colonies, israelizing our homes and roads, enclaving us with additional walls and barriers . The […]

When creativity reaches its peak: the logo of Bethlehem’s 2020 : Capital of Culture

English Below من الصعب استيعاب لوغو بيت لحم عاصمة الثقافة من النظرة الاولى ولا الثانية ولا الثالثة . بالنظرة الرابعة تبدأ بالسؤال عن علاق الزخارف والأشكال بالتراث والثقافة الفلسطينية . جميل يذكرنا بافريقيا . هل تلك شجرة زيتون ؟؟ ربما ، ولكنها لم تبد لي كالزيتون الذي اعرف . وكنيسة المهد المفترضة تشبه الكنائس بالأفلام […]

Memoir of occupation: renewing a travel document

Well, thanks to the occupation that insists on persisting its presence not just physically but more of internally … something that feels like acid running every vein. I had to pay a visit to the Ministry of Interior in Jerusalem today to renew my Travel Document. As some may know, we Jerusalemites do not carry Israeli […]

سكر محلي محطوط عليه كريمة مخلوط بذباب وديدان وتلوث عامي عينينا

سكر محلي محطوط عليه كريمة مخلوط بذباب وديدان وتلوث عامي عينينا     بين حرية التعبير وبين وجوب اسكات الأصوات الملوثة للبيئة البصرية والسمعية، لا تزال الحرب تستعر، بين رافض لقرار المطرب هاني شاكر نقيب المهن الموسيقية، وبين مؤيد. في السابق لم تكن هكذا مبارزة في فرض الآراء بين مؤيدة ورافضة لتأخذ مكانا. الانسان الطبيعي […]

the non ending nostalgia to Return

When I first saw this video of a young Palestinian woman who came to a visit to her original village that was destroyed and now turned into a “national park” , I did not actually follow to the end. I just grabbed a sentence and I thought that’s it.. another nostalgic story of our displaced, […]

In the Shadows of Men: Marriage

MARRIAGE Since my divorce, I’ve studied and considered marriage carefully. It cannot be dismantled. No wonder marriage is described as an unbreakable charter. How can divorce be allowed to disassemble such an institution, when a nation of people, despite their many differences, has united around the singular idea that a full life must and should […]

مقام النبي نون- يانون

Yanoun- Nabi Nun Shrine

Yanoun is 15 kilometers southeast from the city of Nablus. It lies in an ancient village nestled between the great mountains and hills common to the area. Very close to Aqraba. The village took its name from its Caanite name Ya Nuha, which means ‘calm and serenity.’ Its Roman name was Yano. Nun Shrine was […]

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