I am جنين.

“Wow, your name is so American.” When you meet someone for the first time, one of the first things they ask you is ‘what is your name?’ For many reasons, that question is extremely significant.  It defines how our relationship with that person will play out.  Will they remember my name?  Does that person even… Continue Reading I am جنين.

Twin

In the picture, my grandfather sits on a wood chair, leaning back, the paunch of sixty-three years preceding him in the foreground smiling, lip curled in the narrow space between mustache and beard nose sloping downward olive skin body compact, heavy. Add a kefieh to his balding head and he’s a grandfather of the Nakba,… Continue Reading Twin

No to Annexation & No to Military Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex some 30% of the occupied West Bank — including the strategic Jordan Valley and dozens of Jewish settlements — starting in July. As this date approaches, it is critical for all those who care about social justice and peace to strongly condemn Israel’s planned immoral, illegal annexation.… Continue Reading No to Annexation & No to Military Aid