A walk in Jerusalem

A walk in Jerusalem I venture into Jerusalem filled with tears. Fences imprison the old city, Guards perform their prayers, Young men with empty mornings wander the streets all night. On my way to Al-Aqsa, A policeman stops me. “Where are you going?” To pray. “It’s closed now.” What for? “Not your business.” So you … Continue reading A walk in Jerusalem

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What Killed Mohanned?

On Wednesday, August 29, Gaza woke up to news of the death of Mohanned Younis in the Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza City. The 22-year-old short-fiction writer decided to escape this pain-filled place and leave not just his sorrows but also his dreams, ambitions and goals behind. One of the contributing factors to Mohanned’s depression was unique—namely, … Continue reading What Killed Mohanned?

Three common types of drivers in Gaza

In Gaza, a phenomenon has appeared lately: the harassment of young women by taxi drivers. Girls get harassed verbally, but not often physically. Some drivers in Gaza insist on choosing their passengers, and they choose females, of course, the prettiest ones available. When a girl gets into the taxi-cab, the driver prepares himself and his … Continue reading Three common types of drivers in Gaza

Multiculturalism

We need multiculturalism, respect for diversity, tolerance, respect for diverse faiths.Manmohan Singh.  I always love multiculturalism and diversity, and dream of visiting different countries, discovering different cultures, and we can say that movies had presented us to other’s cultures and faiths, to me it was movies that made me love to know and discover other’s … Continue reading Multiculturalism