allaboutgeorge + palestine   10

Life During Wartime – Great Escape – Medium
“The moment of writing is a moment of isolation,” he explains. “You’re encaging yourself, you’re putting up your own borders, and believe me, you cannot write about things if you don’t escape from them, especially when you write about conflict. You have to detach yourself from the reality… Distancing yourself was a process of making sure that you were there. I was there, so this means I survived.”
writing  creativity  Gaza  palestine  novels  attention 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Comment is free: St George the Turkish Arab
"St George is an example of the kind of society I hope we all want - except those bigots who wear his flag but know nothing of what it means."
uk  identity  society  mideast  palestine  christianity  islam  religion 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: In Recession, Palestinians Try a Cheaper Way to Wed
"The father told me he was going to marry this daughter off the same way he married off his others. These people say the dowry, its gold, is the woman's right under the Koran. But when it comes to the dinners, the parties, the salons -- this is not Islam.
islam  religion  palestine  marriage  families  women  men  power  gender  feminism  relationships  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Coming out in Arabic
"I have forgotten my language. I don't know how to say 'to make love' in Arabic without it sounding chauvinistic, aggressive and alien to the experience."
language  aesthetics  identity  women  gender  palestine  israel  islam  middleeast  mideast  gay  sex  relationships  anonymity  activism 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: A Post-9/11 Identity Shift
"I have a few deferred dreams of my own, like learning to fly, or buying a rifle to go deer hunting with friends. But I can't do either of those things without worrying about being reported to authorities. Non-Muslims can do those things. We can't."
identity  islam  usa  california  aesthetics  september11  public  social  religion  losangeles  palestine  ethnicity  immigration 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: What's in A Name? Ask This Traveler
"The world is a place of nuance, flux, hardship and complexity: We all live together in it. The real safety will come from learning how to live together better, not from trying to push others out."
academia  travel  writing  911  transportation  ethnicity  race  palestine  civilliberties  identity 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A National Hero One Day, an Enemy to Some the Next
"They've enabled Israeli Arabs to raise a Palestinian identity without a flag, and to express their Israeli identity without a flag. They don't talk politics, they are politics. They play coexistence."
israel  palestine  soccer  football 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Observer UK: Emails from the edge
"No, if the solution is not yesterday, it will be today; if it is not today, it will have to be tomorrow. You do feel there will be a solution. It will have to come."
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Slate: Survivor: Palestine
"When Arafat took control of the PLO, Lyndon Johnson was president; he outlasted LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, the elder Bush, and Clinton, and but for about 100,000 votes in Ohio, he would have outlasted George W. too."
israel  middleeast  palestine  survivor 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Gandhi In Palestine :
"Indeed, the wall between two peoples in this region is more than just a physical reality."
activism  india  israel  mideast  palestine 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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