(March 29) A day before the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), we hold a press conference, to reiterate the reasons for such a march.
*posters for the Global March to Jerusalem, in Shatila camp, Beirut, Lebanon March 27: Day one in Beirut, where over one hundred human rights activists from around the world are gathering to join Lebanese and Palestinian activists in the Global March to Jerusalem on March 30, also Palestinian Land Day. Over 20 have come from… Read More The Global March to Jerusalem: in solidarity with Palestinians under occupation
*Palestinians injured in Israel’s latest bombing campaign in Gaza (photo by Mohamed Majdalawi) by Eva Bartlett In August 2011, when the Israeli army bombed the Gaza Strip for nearly a week, killing 26 and injuring 89 more Palestinians, they at least had a pretext, no matter how transparently false — one which was immediately proven… Read More No pretense of an excuse for continued Israeli attacks on Gaza
Two years ago I wrote about Gaza’s antiquities, many of which were destroyed in the 2008-2009 Israeli war on Gaza. But until a few months ago, I hadn’t had the privilege of seeing one of them. Unexpectedly one day, while interviewing the Ministry of Agriculture on their many projects, I was taken by Tel Umm… Read More antiquities down a dusty lane
first published by Eva Bartlett at the New Internationalist Wedding season began weeks ago with the first convoys of honking cars overloaded with singing, dancing, cheering shebab [guys]. From 4pm onwards, the beeping cars and wedding bands – five or more musicians dressed in traditional trousers and blouses, playing different-sized drums and something akin to… Read More street celebrations
*photo by Eva Bartlett By Eva Bartlett published at Rabble.ca a big hug stay human Your Vik This is how Vittorio “Vik” Arrigoni always signed off in his emails. The 36-year-old Italian, my colleague and inspiring friend, was murdered Friday by a group claiming to be Jihadists in Gaza.
*ancient church and mosque in Gaza City [photo by Emad Badwan] Oct 22, 2010 (IPS) By Eva Bartlett– Few outside of Gaza would consider its history much beyond the decades of Israeli occupation. But Gaza is a historical treasure house. Many of those treasures are now in Israeli museums, and those that remain are becoming… Read More Treasure House Under Threat
“Mirror” –Salem Awad “The colors of sunset are wonderful but the sun is the most wonderful. When the black clouds with their golden warm colors play on the sound of a bird that dialogues with the leaves of trees that were eaten by the wind and dance with a beautiful golden dress coloured by the… Read More art for art’s sake
I’m sitting talking with a Palestinian friend about Israeli violations of international law, international human rights law, norms and standards… and he sums it up: “fish qanoon… fi oud“, “there’s no (respect for) law… there’s oud.” qanoon has two meanings: law… and a classical stringed instument played table-top. so he jokes: there’s no law, just… Read More fish qanoon, fi oud