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Cooking and Eating under Siege

In my life, food = love. And I don’t think I’m alone.

My mother tries to feed me from the moment I walk into my childhood home, and more often than not sends me off with leftovers. 1,193 more words

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From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Justice is our demand!  No peace on stolen land!

End the aggression, stop the crimes!  Israel out of Palestine! 323 more words


Disdain for Palestinians in the NY Times

Condescension is the tone today in The New York Times’s coverage of Gaza. In three separate stories, the newspaper of record manages to belittle the needs and claims of Palestinians even as they die by the hundreds under Israeli fire. 558 more words

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12-hour 'Humanitarian ceasefire'

Israel has rejected a seven-days ceasefire proposal followed by negotiations by the UN, USA and Egypt.

However, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire from 8:00 am Saturday 26/07/2014. 48 more words


Bosnia: Sarajevo

My first impressions of Sarajevo came during my taxi ride from the bus station to my hostel in the heart of the tourist district. Along the way, I observed what seemed like normal workaday city life as well as a curious mix of modern architecture and drab rectangular communist-era buildings. 827 more words


This is War.

“No one cares about you unless you’re pretty or dying.”
I read this somewhere a while ago. And as a teenager living in the 21st century with dozens of social media websites at my fingertips, I’ve always thought it held some sort of truth, until this day. 679 more words