Reblogged: Our [mis]understanding of history on day 12 of Hana al-Shalabi’s hunger strike

Reblogged from http://zaytouni.wordpress.com By Rana Hamadeh | Feb 27, 2012 Hana Yahya al-Shalabi was among the Palestinian prisoners released in exchange for Gilad Shalit in October 2011. When she was released she had been under administrative detention for two years already. On February 16th she was arrested again and given another detention order for six months. […]

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Khader’s Victory

Khader Adnan did not die on hunger strike – after 66 days he accepted a compromise which involves him being guaranteed release on April 17th, with Israel promising not to renew his term of administrative detention. He did not achieve a full victory – Israel has not rescinded the practice of administrative detention. However, his […]

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Travel Portraits (Part 3)

Portraits don’t only show people and their personalities. Just as much they can show relationships, interactions, ways of being together. We might think it’s nothing – it’s just “having your photo taken with someone”. But this is decieving – how we feel about other people is likely revealed, whether we mean it or not, when […]

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Why and How Norman Finkelstein’s Anti-BDS position will split the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

The recent interview given by Norman Finkelstein will split the Palestinian solidarity movement clean in two. For links to the interview and responses worth reading, read Mondoweiss, the coverage there is good and I see no purpose in repeating it. My analysis is simply this: that Finkelstein has brought out into the open an essential […]

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Travel Portraiture (Part 1)

Inspired by my recent experience at event photography (and the jump in viewership it seemed to create), I’ve decided to put up some of the portraits I took last year in Palestine. In general, I’ve hesitated to put portraits up on the blog because I felt they were more personal, and less interesting to a […]

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