Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Land of Polar Opposites

Two weeks ago I watched from out a window as four children, two brothers and two sisters, played on a dirty rooftop. Their toys were sand, which they gathered into piles, attempted to shape into structures, then sprinkled¬†mischievously¬†on the heads … Continue reading

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Transcending cultural divides

Last week there was a music festival at a local community center called Dandanat. The festival was sponsored by both Swedish and local companies and had both Swedish and Palestinian bands. On Saturday, the last day of the festival, the … Continue reading

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Cautious Optimism

“But we remain optimistic because we are human beings who believe in coexistence, equality, peace, and freedom. Pessimists are those who believe in tribalism, racism, conflict, and the need for military might. In the long run, we are more numerous … Continue reading

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Frustration where hope should be

“In general, people are very demoralized because of the occupation, because of frustration…” – Zoughbi Zoughbi Last Friday, I attended an inspiring mass service at Cremisan Monastery for the International Day of Peace. We even sang Kumbaya, and international guests … Continue reading

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