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Poem: Egypt’s State of Emergency

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 10:01 am | Sonia Nettnin

In the largest Arab nation scores of people killed and hundreds injured – numbers vary by the source. Army cracks down on demonstrators in pro-Morsi sit-ins and demonstrations at Rabaa Mosque in Nasr City of Cairo, Nahda Square, near Cairo University. More >>

Poem: Giza Girl

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 3:03 pm | Sonia Nettnin

I comb the streets and look through trash. I search for plastic and cardboard and I bring to papa's mule cart. Wheels roll by More >>

Medical Mission Heroes Middle East

Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 10:10 am | Sonia Nettnin

The Obama Administration should help war and occupation’s victims receive humanitarian assistance, and they should help the injured travel abroad for medical care. Moreover, the Obama Administration should help all medical professionals who travel to war ... More >>

Israel’s War Erodes US Middle East Diplomacy

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 12:28 pm | Sonia Nettnin

For more than three weeks, Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead,” took the lead role in showing the world how it uses advanced defense weaponry against the 1.5 Palestinian refugees living in the Gaza Strip. More >>

Gaza Needs Partners for Life

Thursday, 8 January 2009, 2:24 pm | Sonia Nettnin

Superpower - let us talk truth and reality on the ground. In Gaza Strip, where 1.5 million Palestinian refugees live along the Mediterranean Sea, 750,000 people and more without drinking water today. How do people survive without life’s essential? ... More >>

Poem: Gaza Told Me

Tuesday, 6 January 2009, 10:32 am | Sonia Nettnin

Gaza told me they made Palestinians a testing ground for explosives. The people cry because their children scream fear the terror, sounds of Israel's F16 warplanes, Apache helicopters made by the USA. Say it with a twang; or jaw-drop to More >>

Negev: Bedouin Health, Bustan Eco-Builders

Sunday, 28 October 2007, 1:11 pm | Sonia Nettnin

(Chicago) – Devorah Brous and Ra’ed Al-Mickawi spoke about their work for social and environmental justice for Bedouins in the Negev/Naqab Desert. Brous is the founder of Bustan, a partnership of Jewish and Arab people who apply their skills towards ... More >>

Peace Center Bazaar Opens to World

Sunday, 21 October 2007, 7:55 pm | Sonia Nettnin

The Peace Center for the Blind in Jerusalem will have their annual bazaar and it is open to the world. The Fall/Winter 2008 Wool Collection, which contains hundreds of handmade wool clothing items and accessories for all ages, will be on display ... More >>

Iraq Moratorium Day Commemoration

Monday, 24 September 2007, 11:26 am | Sonia Nettnin

(Chicago) – On Friday the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Pledge Chicago sponsored a Die-In to commemorate the first Iraq Moratorium day. Participants covered themselves in white sheets and red carnations. According to the organizations they ... More >>

US Journalists: Stand Up and Be Counted

Sunday, 23 September 2007, 11:24 pm | Sonia Nettnin

U.S. media coverage of the Iraq War reports with an unspoken silence: parts within news stories are missing, so we do not hear the comprehensive Iraqi reality. We do not hear the point of view of the people living under Anglo occupation. The Iraqis’ ... More >>

UN Official Says Humanitarian Crisis in Palestine

Monday, 23 April 2007, 8:46 pm | Sonia Nettnin

(Chicago) Director of the Representative Office of UNRWA, Andrew Whitley spoke about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank. This week a number of governments, led by the Canadians, will meet in Berlin where they will discuss political futures ... More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Happy Days

Monday, 23 April 2007, 8:12 pm | Sonia Nettnin

Director Larissa Sansour’s “Happy Days” is a 3-minute video set in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The video is based on the theme song to the American TV sitcom, “Happy Days,” where Sansour plays the Palestinian and the Israeli Army ... More >>

Palestine Film Review: Soup Over Bethlehem

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 10:40 am | Sonia Nettnin

In Director Larissa Sansour’s “Soup Over Bethlehem,” a Palestinian family has dinner and conversation about a Palestinian national dish called mloukhieh. Their discussion includes a range of topics surrounding politics, culture and Palestinian ... More >>

Film Festival Review: Palestine, Summer 2006

Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 1:30 pm | Sonia Nettnin

“Palestine, Summer 2006” is a collection of short films, videos and art animation by a panorama of directors who approach diverse subjects within Palestinian culture, society and politics. The directors are members of the Palestinian Film Collective ... More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Two Hands

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 12:25 am | Sonia Nettnin

Director Fabio Wuytak’s “Two Hands,” is about life in Palestine through the eyes of a cardiac surgeon. Mohammed Tamim describes the feelings he has when he heals Palestinians who suffer from the physical violence of Israeli occupation. More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Belonging

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 12:24 am | Sonia Nettnin

Director Tariq Nasir’s “Belonging” is a documentary about his family’s life in Palestine during the 1948 Catastrophe and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Through personal family interviews, archival film footage, photographs, and documents, Nasir shows ... More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Kemo Sabe

Friday, 13 April 2007, 1:15 pm | Sonia Nettnin

Director Rana Kazkaz’s “Kemo Sabe” is a short film that depicts racial discrimination in America’s youth. Palestinian-American Youssef wants to be on the side of the cowboys in a neighborhood game of “cowboys and Indians.” More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: It’s Not a Gun

Friday, 13 April 2007, 11:18 am | Sonia Nettnin

“It’s Not a Gun” chronicles the establishment of a music association for the children of Palestine. In August 2003 Palestinian violinist Ramzi Aburedwan, who grew up in Al Amary Refugee Camp, and a group of international musician colleagues ... More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Make A Wish

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 4:00 pm | Sonia Nettnin

“Make a Wish” (Itmanna) is about a Palestinian girl named Mariam who lives in Ramallah – a city in the West Bank. She wants to buy a birthday cake from Sanabee’s Bakery, but she does not have enough shekels (money). More >>

Palestine Film Festival Review: Open Heart

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 4:00 pm | Sonia Nettnin

“Open Heart” documents the journey 9-month-old baby Jamal and his family endures so he can receive open heart surgery in East Jerusalem More >>

 

 

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