Search results for: jehan bseiso
image_pdfimage_print

Being Black Palestinian: Solidarity as a Welcome Pathology

Suddenly, being Palestinian and Black was the most natural feeling.  (Art: Latuff, MEMO)

By Ramzy Baroud Last year, I wrote an article that made many readers unhappy. As soon as it was published, I began receiving messages of abuse and angry, threatening calls. I hesitated about reporting the threats to the local police in Washington State and, in the end, I resolved to file the unpleasant experience under […]

Shortlisted Books for Palestine Book Awards 2016 Announced

6 books have been shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2016. (Photo: via MEMO)

The Palestine Book Awards has announced the books shortlisted for the Awards for 2016. The Awards is an annual project that is currently in its fifth year. It honors and celebrates books written in English with Palestine as its theme. It is also an attempt to encourage authors and publishers to create more outstanding works […]

Poets Saving Palestine: I Remember My Name

potry_art_david_borrington

Reviewed by Stuart Rees (Vacy Vlazna, ed., I remember my name – Poetry by Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud, Jehan Bseiso. Novum Publishing, 2016) Poetry’s Panacea Conditions on the West Bank, in Gaza, in East Jerusalem and in myriad Palestinian refugee camps are monstrous. What non-violent response can there be to the violence and hatred, the killings […]

Letter to Ghassan Kanafani on the 66th Anniversary of the Nakba

Ghassan Kanafani. 'Even the dead grow old without a homeland.'

Dear Ghassan, On our birthday this year I turned 31 and you turned 78. Even the dead grow old without a homeland. Do you know that we live and die in diaspora now?  Do you know that Palestinian refugee camps are swollen with Iraqis and Syrians now? Too many Jihadi songs end with the refrain […]

Conversation Continued: Homeland

By Jehan Bseiso Cemeteries in Palestinian Camps Short on Space The cemeteries are full – In Lebanon, Jordan, Syria We will soon bury Palestinians above ground. Nowhere to live and now, No quiet place to die, with dignity. Raise high the beams – carpenters, death architects. Soon, your walls will reach the sky. *** Gaza 2009 For Abu Ali Mahdi, who After 20 […]

Tata’s Lovesong

By Jehan Bseiso I Maktoob:  It is written. Where? In a big book in the sky. II Tata, my grandmother, would only tell the story in staccato: “1948. Falasteen. Orange blossom fields. Salt. Blue Gaza waters. “ Tears in her long black lashes, “And when my father died, his horse wept in the funeral”.  III […]

Gaza Burning

By Jehan Bseiso No matter flag.No matter medicine.No matter civilian.No matter international community.No matter your international waters.No matter your sanctions, no matter your rhetoric and foreign policy.Only 62 years status quo, Everyday Nakba,Subsidized settlements,Even more walls-Matter.Children on the ICRC bus, visiting their Baba’s in your prisons- Matter.Food and medicine rotting at every border-MatterFrom the shadows, […]

Enough – A Poem

By Jehan Bseiso For Abu Ali Mahdi, whoAfter 20 years in Israeli prisonsDied of heartbreak in his own bed,In Beirut.For Du’aa, and Ala’a and Mohammed,Who spoke to the Al Jazeera reporters aboutMama dead and baba dead and no homeAnd no bread. Nobody to break the bread with.And nights so long you forget there ever was […]

Searching for Words – Poems

The Palestine Chronicle is pleased to feature the work of two poets, Samah Sabawai and Jehan Bseiso. Searching for Words By Samah Sabawi Gaza…I search desperatelyFor words… for definitionsTo tell the story of ammunitionsExploding in a child’s bodyI try to shout my indignationBut I am lost in vocabulary Drowned in phrases as old as meAnd […]

The Free Zone | Blog

  • July 25, 2016

    Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Detained by Israeli Forces

    Israeli forces detained four people, including a journalist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, as soldiers dispersed weekly protests in the village of Bil‘in in the Ramallah district of the occupied West Bank. - PalestinianFilmmaker, Emad Burnat, Oscar-nominated director of the documentary film, “5 Broken Cameras”, was detained by Israeli forces along with the head of the local council Basil Mansur, and activist... More →
  • July 25, 2016

    Germany to Fund Building of 100 Destroyed Houses in Gaza

    The United Nations Projects Office has announced signing an agreement with the German government through the German Development Bank to fund building some 100 houses destroyed during the 2014 summer offensive on Gaza. - The UN office said the German government will fund the project in collaboration with the Norwegian Popular Council for Refugees and the Ministry of Public Works to help displaced families and those... More →
  • July 24, 2016

    Israel Continues Blockade on El-Araqeep Village for 8 Days

    The Israeli occupation forces continue their blockade on El-Araqeep village in the Negev, for the eighth day, while continuing to shut down access to it and prevent its inhabitants from staying on their lands. - Sources told Safa News Agency, "The occupation forces, on Sunday morning began chasing after young men from their lands who confront the ongoing destruction of their village.” -... More →
  • July 24, 2016

    Hamas MP Dismayed by Saudi General’s Visit to Israel

    Palestinian MP, Yehya Mousa, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PCL) of Hamas Change and Reform Bloc has called on Saudi Arabia to reject all forms of normalization with the Israeli occupation. - He told Al-Quds Press, “Hamas’s position is clear. We are against normalization with the Zionist occupation regardless of any justification.” - He added, “These visits and normalization in general encourage... More →
  • July 23, 2016

    Bedouin Man Claims Innocence on Charge of Deliberately Sheltering Tel Aviv Shooters

    A Palestinian Bedouin man was charged on Thursday with sheltering the alleged perpetrators of the shooting attack in a Tel Aviv market thatleft four Israelis deadon June 8. - Abdelhadi Abu Afash, 49, a resident of the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam in the Negev in southern Israel was accused of “unlawfully sheltering illegals under aggravated circumstances,” when he allegedly allowed cousins, Muhammad and Khalid... More →

Recent Articles

Support Palestine Chronicle
Support Palestine Chronicle
"The Palestine Chronicle is a beacon. History, witness, analysis and ways forward are here, written with authority and humanity. Long may it publish." — John Pilger.
Subscribe to Newsletter
Enter your email address to subscribe to our mailing list.
Email:
I Remember My Name
My Father Was A Freedom Fighter
separator
Being Palestinian
Disclaimer RSS Feed Contact us Donation Popup
© Copyright 1999-2016 PalestineChronicle.com. All rights reserved
Powered By MediaSeniors