Mahmoud Kohail and Palestinian youths do Palestine PROUD :)

Was very happy to see Mahmoud Kohail, from Gaza, sharing his talent on stage. No matter what the zionists do to Palestinians, they can NEVER kill their culture, karama, hope, life. Viva Palestine!   I interviewed Mahmoud in 2010, when he’d only been studying the qanoon for a year. Already he was incredibly talented. “Mahmoud… Read More Mahmoud Kohail and Palestinian youths do Palestine PROUD đź™‚

Palestinian Arab Idol finalist says Issawi an inspiration

(Ma’an News) — Muhammad Assaf, a Palestinian finalist in the TV singing contest Arab Idol, says he is inspired by long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi and would trade winning the competition for the prisoner’s freedom. “I am conveying Palestine’s message to the world, and if I had to choose between winning the Arab Idol title… Read More Palestinian Arab Idol finalist says Issawi an inspiration

Gaza Palestine’s rising Arab Idol star

Vanessa Beeley writes from Gaza on Mohamed Assaf, a talented and inspiring Palestinian from Gaza: “Two days ago Mousheera Jammal and I went to Palestine University to talk to Lecturers and fellow students who know Palestine’s rising Arab Idol star…Mohamed Assaf. Mohamed has been setting the stage alight and bewitching the Arab Idol judges with… Read More Gaza Palestine’s rising Arab Idol star

Gangnam Gaza Style: on the siege, Palestinian Prisoners, Palestinian Pride

*photo: Emad Badwan First published at Inter Press Services [blog version longer than published version] –By Eva Bartlett “We wanted to do something to bring focus to the plight of Palestinian political prisoners, of which there are around 5,000 in Israeli jails, including hunger strikers, children, women,” says Mohannad Barakat, 30, one of seven Palestinians… Read More Gangnam Gaza Style: on the siege, Palestinian Prisoners, Palestinian Pride

Fridays

Fridays in Gaza are like Sundays in Canada in that it’s for some a holy day, most businesses are closed and people not at work, it’s a family day, a rest day.  There are those who work though, farmers and market vendors, small shop owners, taxi drivers… The day begins for many with an early… Read More Fridays

Palestine’s Paralympians: Without Medals, With Pride

*Mohammed Fanouna is welcomed back proudly at the Rafah crossing after the Paralympics. RAFAH, Gaza, Sep 14 2012 (IPS) – By Eva Bartlett The car’s engine revs, wheels spinning in vain, as it sinks deeper into the sandy lane near Rafah, southern Gaza. Members of the Palestinian Paralympic Committee (PPC) are en route to welcome… Read More Palestine’s Paralympians: Without Medals, With Pride