Tag: Gaza

Aug 10

A Song for Gaza

[Translate] A Song for Gaza: The Ballad of Rivka and Mohammed Performed by Leo Rosselson.  Featured on the website of the Stop the War Coalition (UK), originally on www.leonrosselson.co.uk  Lyrics: I was watching the news from Gaza And I fell asleep on my chair And when I awoke from my slumber A young girl was standing there. She …

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Jul 10

Soccer shocker

[Translate] While Germany dismantled Brazil on the futebol grass, Israel demolished the houses of Palestinian families in Gaza — and my attention, like much of the world’s, was focused on the soccer game.  In the article below, originally published by Al Jazeera English, Prof. Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University in New York asks why is that.  Excellent …

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Dec 16

Gaza Storm Emergency – More Help Needed

[Translate] On top of all its other problems, Gaza has been hit by the worst storm in decades.  The United Nations Relief Work Agency (UNRWA) has declared all of Northern Gaza a disaster area.  Whole neighborhoods are under six feet of water, and there is overflowing sewage, power outages, and all the other miseries of …

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Apr 20

Benefit: Music School Rises from Ashes

[Translate] [wdgpo_plusone] Inmates in Nazi concentration camps sometimes managed to perform music.  That same spirited determination in the face of  extreme hardship animates the Gaza Music School. It was established in 2008 thanks to a grant from the London-based Qattan Foundation.  At the end of its first year, Israeli bombers — made in the U.S.A. …

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