A Muslim and a Jew Make Music Together - The Epichorus - Nanaa al Genina.
The sign reads: ‘The Palestinian Martyr : Sarah Al-Dalu‘
Today was the first day of the Gazan schools after 8 days of war. Sarah was killed along side 10 of her family members (mother , father , sisters , brothers and aunts) when the Israeli Army targeted their home that collapsed over 14 members of the Al-Dalu family.
This photo brings memories from my own childhood, we had similar themes in my elementary school, where each one of us was asked about our ‘dead or alive’ parents, and I can’t help but think of children with no childhood.
WAR MATADOR / TRAILER // JMT Films Distribution
A film by Avner Faingulernt & Macabit Abramson / Israel 2011
In January 2009, during the war in Gaza, two courageous Israeli directors grabbed their cameras to shoot material along the common border. The bombs are filmed from a distance, out of focus and at extreme focal length — the tourists’ point of view. The impact of the bombs in the distance is muffled, which is why the visual opposition between close up/long shot draws the attention to the spoken words, which are blunt, without compassion. The result of their journey is a disturbing essay about war and tourism, an absurd, surreal journey.
Author James Barr discusses A Line in the Sand. This book is definitely hitting my Amazon Wish List!
Humiliation: Israel’s harsh restrictions on Palestinian prayer
Mural, Beechmount Avenue, Belfast, 1982 – “PLO IRA one struggle”; member of Irish Republican Army and member of Palestine Liberation Organization with rifles and rocket launcher, Irish tricolour and Palestinian flag– Painted by the Irish Republican Youth Movement.
One of the most inspirational women, a role model of mine, with a brilliant mind and a wonderful personality.
Suad Amiry is a Palestinian architect. She grew up in Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo as a result of her parents leaving Jaffa as refugees in 1948. She is the author of “Sharon and my Mother—in-Law: Ramallah Diaries” translated into 11 langages, about life under Israeli occupation describing her experience particularly during the 10-month siege of Ramallah in 2002. For it, she was awarded the prestigious Viareggio Prize in Italy in 2004. Suad is the founder and director of RIWAQ: the Center for Architectural Conservation, a non—profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Palestinian buildings, which received the Aga Khan prize for Architectural Restoration. She participated in the 1991-1993 Israeli—Palestinian peace negotiations in Washington, D.C., and later served as assistant deputy minister and director general of the Ministry of Culture in Palestine.
Bethlehem — ironie de l’occupation (Irony of the occupation) - Wall in Palestine
Eyal Weizman - The Architecture of Occupation (Presentation of ‘Hollow Land’)
One of my role models as of last week! Inspirational and in many ways what I want to be in this life!
He is an Israeli architect, Professor of Visual Cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. He also directs the European Research Council funded project, Forensic Architecture - on the place of architecture in international humanitarian law. He is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine.
Weizman works with a variety of NGOs and human-rights groups in Israel/Palestine. He co-curated the exhibition ‘A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture’, and co-edited the publication of the same title. These projects were based on his human-rights research, and were banned by the Israeli Association of Architects.
Hollow Land is a groundbreaking exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation. In this journey from the deep subterranean spaces of the West Bank and Gaza to their militarized airspace, Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of the Occupied Territories into a theoretically constructed artifice, in which natural and built features function as the weapons and ammunition with which the conflict is waged. Weizman traces the development of these ideas, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon’s re-conceptualisation of military defence during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare. In exploring Israel’s methods to transform the landscape itself into a tool of total domination and control, ‘Hollow Land’ lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.
I would highly recommend you to check out this website called “Jews against zionism”.
These kinds of actions make me so proud of humanity.
Politicians and the media with their negative agenda hijack religious identities to achieve their political goals, and common people are ones to suffer. Judaism is not Israel, and it’s sad how people confuse between the two. Jews and Muslims are more similar than most people think. They go back to the same source after all!
On 9/12, I’ll mourn the nearly 1,000,000 lives, the 10’s of millions of injuries, the infrastructural decimation in 3 countries, and the humiliation of my religion, all perpetrated ignorantly in the name of my country.
— Rayan (via ithedivine)