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On the 26th May 1967, using money borrowed from my stepmother after swearing her to secrecy because I lived in unjustified terror of a very kind Dad, I boarded a flight to Jerusalem... [read more]

The Cannons of Napoleon

All intelligent Israelis realize by now that we are facing a fateful choice: either two states, or an apartheid state, or a single Arab-majority state. Most Israelis want none of these.... [read more]

An Old Palestinian Heart still Beats on

A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Hatred Unlimited

Absent all chances for a serious effort for peace, hatred will just grow and grow, until it engulfs us all... [read more]


Poem written for Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Poet, Artist, Bookseller, Publisher, Activist ... [read more]


When a high-ranking official of one country calls the leader of another country "chickenshit", it may be assumed that the relations between the two countries are not at their best... [read more]

The Yellow-Vented Bulbul‏

A work by the Palestinian poet, writer and artist, Dr Faysal Mikdadi... [read more]

Sisyphus Redeemed

If there is a God, he surely has a sense of humor. The career of Shimon Peres, who is about to finish his term as President of Israel, is clear evidence... [read more]

Yes, You Can!

Barack Obama faces a historic challenge in the Middle East, as Uri Avnery explains.... [read more]