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“The Fall of the Oppressor” ~ A Poem by @DimaEleiwa

The Fall of the Oppressor They’re trying to mess with my head, psychologically. Telling me my wife is cheating on me. I know, he’s lying, the picture is clear. I know, he’s bluffing, yet the lie still pressures me. It reminds me of how weak and helpless I am here… But my faith is strong, […]

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#PalHunger | A Very Ugly Poem ~ by @mdp4202

M. Dennis Paul, Ph.D. | Salem-News.com | June 9, 2012 Just three years ago, Mahmoud al-Sarsak was a star football player… (WINDSOR, N.H.) – How can any government lock people up without reason? What the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows in the United States, is old news in Israel; the detention of any person […]

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Originally posted on zaidzaidane:
Imprisoned Dreams Hurt, abused, raped and confused, Her eyes radiate a longing for love, someone to hold her, Looking deep into her eyes I see a fallen neglected rose that struggled and grew I wonder where she is, if she looks for me Unveiled love, it was hidden and so she…

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To Mustafa’s Mothers ~ by Bassem Tamimi

Related: Israel killed Mustafa Tamimi – Overview | The Funeral – in pictures Dec 15, 2011 In the name of God the Merciful the Compassionate. O beautiful mothers who have waited for their sons to return, My beautiful sisters, which gave to the country what is most dear to the heart, O most beautiful women […]

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We teach life, sir – video

  by Haitham Sabbah on November 14, 2011 | Sabbah Report Video link: http://youtu.be/aKucPh9xHtM RAFEEF ZIADAH is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who still remember the names if their villages in Palestine and still […]

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My Name is #Nakba {Poem} ~ by @YasirTineh

My name is #Nakba, I’m the son of a murdered father & the daughter of a childless mother. I’m a twin in my being, A girl called Palestine & a boy called Palestinian,Yet I’m a family where sisters don’t have sisters & brothers don’t have brothers. I’m Palestine & I have been raped, I cried […]

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Tahar Ben Jelloun: A Poem for Fatima – Massacre at #Sabra and Shatila…

Related to the Special Topic: Sabra & Shatila Massacre Posted by Patrick Mac Manus at  the Peace and Collaborative Development Network|  January 29, 2011 | They came in through the roof They closed the doors and windows They stuffed a fistful of sand into her mouth and nostrils, Fatima. Their hands ripped her stomach blood […]

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I want to tell a Story….

I want to tell the world a story… about a home with a broken lantern and a burned doll, about a picnic that wasn’t enjoyed, about an axe that killed the flowers; A story about a fire that consumed a plait, a story about a tear that didn’t run down… I want to tell a […]

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I am Palestine – by Nadine

Poem by Nadine ⋅ May 19, 2011 I am Palestine I am Palestine. The stone homes my people built are now replaced with rubble. The olive trees that once stood are now replaced with despair. I am Palestine. While imperialists live in leisure on my land, my people live in refugee camps barely making it. I […]

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Nakba, the Palestine catastrophe… – a poem

Paul Balles |  Posted on |  Saturday, May 21, 2011| Gulf News One of my first students when I came to the Middle East was a young Palestinian boy. He had earned a scholarship to attend the university. Remarkably, this young man had grown up in a refugee camp. His mother and father, plus 11 […]

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US not keen to veto Palestinian state

Tue May 17, 2011 1:11PM Former Israeli ambassador to the UN Gabriela Shalev Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations has said the US is not interested in vetoing the possible UN recognition of a Palestinian state. “The United States is not interested in vetoing the UN’s recognition of a Palestinian state,” Gabriela Shalev was […]

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Erasure – A Poem from Palestine

Translator’s note: My father Abdul Karim Sabawi never published this poem before although he did publish countless of books of poetry. He said this one he kept in his heart like a blade that pierced him and released a bitter poison of doubt that he too would become part of a nation ethnically cleansed and driven […]

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The Eyes of Gaza | A Poem

By Heathcote Williams Ariel Sharon’s Body’s been in a coma Lasting for five years. Hell’s gates are narrow. Until he can fit through them, He must wait his turn. Here are some haiku For an old war criminal With no IQ left. If they’re read loudly, At a million decibels, He may register The hatred […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Palestine – A Poem

By Remi Kanazi don’t call it genocide we don’t want to offend anyone if we offend them they’ll never listen to us we have to be reasonable 1,400 is just a number no names no death we want peace and negotiations don’t mention Zionism if you mention Zionism they’ll call you anti-Semitic and people will […]

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Thinking of spring in Palestine | Poem by Mike Odetalla

Thinking of spring in Palestine By Mike Odetalla   What benefit or joy if,   I were to gain the world, But lose the almond blossoms in my land?   Drink a cup of coffee, everyplace But my mother’s home   Journey to the moon, But not to the grave s of my ancestors   […]

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