Beirut's waterfront speaks of opulence and wealth. Yachts fill the new marina which lies beneath the shadows of newly-built, high-end high-rise hotels. Well-heeled visitors walk casually along the sun-drenched boardwalk, stopping to browse in the expensive shops or pay over the odds for lunch in one of the Lebanese capital's many fashionable restaurants. The scars of…
Book Riot’s June 2019 post 50 of the Best Book Subscription Boxes opened up Pandora’s book subscription box for me. I went on my own more specific book box quest to see what Muslim book boxes I could subscribe to. It would be fun to get books from all the amazing Muslim authors out there,…
By Any Means Necessary12:01 17.10.2019Get short URLLesson from global social movements; Dems debate once again; Voices from Palestinian Political Prisoners On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the…
BEIRUT: Lebanon's president offered on Thursday (Oct 25) to meet the protesters whose week-old mobilisation to demand a complete overhaul of the political system has brought the country to a standstill.But Michel Aoun's first speech since the start of the unprecedented protest movement was met with disdain by demonstrators who see him and the entire political…
(Middle East Monitor) – Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: “The Holy Land: A…
Nov. 5, 2019 at 7:59 am Updated Nov. 5, 2019 at 8:02 am BILIN, West Bank (AP) — After 14 years as a photographer in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, one Palestinian man has found his second calling through sculpture, telling stories by recycling metal wire into art. He says that while the effect of a…
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the J Street National Conference on Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/APOn Monday, the only Jewish candidate in the Democratic presidential race stood in front of an audience of Jews in Washington, D.C., and suggested cutting U.S. aid to Israel. And they applauded him. “I would use…
By Asa Winstanley | @AsaWinstanley | – Nelson Mandela’s church, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, this month endorsed Palestine’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). At a recent conference in Cape Town, the church denounced “Israel’s ongoing ill-treatment and oppression of Palestinian people, and the historic prophetic role played by the church and international…
PHOTO: AFP BEIRUT: Protests in Lebanon entered a second week on Thursday with demonstrators blocking main roads in Beirut and other parts of the country, AFP correspondents and Lebanese media reported. Sparked on October 17 by a proposed tax on calls made through messaging apps, the protests have morphed into a cross-sectarian street mobilisation against a…
Ever since I started playing football as a young girl, I dreamed of making it to the Palestinian national women's football team. And I did! I made my way up through the ranks, starting on the U-16 team, and I am now a defender on the national team. But realising my dream meant not only…