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Monday, 11 April 2011, 12:22 pm | Remi Kanazi

5 bullets casings on the floor blood painting the pavement masked gunman gone people chattering fingers pointing Israeli media and politicians sharpening knives More >>

A Poem for Gaza

Thursday, 13 January 2011, 10:10 am | Remi Kanazi

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and the editor of Poets For Palestine. His new collection of poetry & CD Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine is due out in late January. For more information, visit . More >>

Israel/America: A Rambling Poem

Friday, 18 September 2009, 3:55 pm | Remi Kanazi

Every time I think of 9/11 I see burning flesh dripping off the bones of Iraqi children in Fallujah Now Gaza I tend to memorialize the forgotten The collateral damage eclipsing our unpunished crimes More >>

Oslo Redux: Fool’s Gold in Israel/Palestine

Friday, 5 June 2009, 12:41 pm | Remi Kanazi

Who doesn’t want to blame all the problems Israel/Palestine is currently facing on newly appointed Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu? He refuses to endorse the internationally recognized two-state solution, he is far more combative on settlements ... More >>

A Poem for Gaza

Tuesday, 30 December 2008, 10:45 am | Remi Kanazi

I never knew death until I saw the bombing of a refugee camp Craters filled with disfigured ankles and splattered torsos But no sign of a face, the only impression a fading scream I never understood pain Until a seven-year-old girl clutched my hand ... More >>

Try that One on for Size: Iraq Put Back on the Map

Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 11:16 am | Remi Kanazi

Try that One on for Size: Al-Zaidi Puts Iraq Back on the Map By Remi Kanazi More >>

James Zogby and the Politics of Perception

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 9:21 am | Remi Kanazi

James Zogby isn't just an Arab American with an opinion. He's the president of the Arab American Institute, a well known writer, a leader within the Arab American community. His analysis is highly regarded. Why then is his latest piece so disturbing? More >>

Poetry, Hip-Hop and the Palestinian Experience

Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 11:24 am | Remi Kanazi

In 1948, my grandmother was expelled from Palestine. Like many of the 780,000 evicted that year, she never saw her birthplace again. But she always dreamed of a dignified return: to Yaffa, her home city, a place of warmth and beauty; to her house, which ... More >>

You Don’t Mess With the Racism

Friday, 27 June 2008, 12:00 am | Remi Kanazi

I love Adam Sandler. From Billy Madison to Happy Gilmore to the Chanukah Song, the predecessor of the Superbad generation has effortlessly conquered the domain of slapstick comedy and inappropriate jokes. But damn you Scuba Steve! If you’re going to propagate ... More >>

Why a Cultural Boycott is Necessary

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 11:09 am | Remi Kanazi

At what point does rhetoric stop and effective action begin? For Palestinians, decades of dialogue and supposed peace overtures have proved fruitless, only serving to protect the status quo: sixty years of continual dispossession, forty years of occupation, ... More >>

When Free Speech Doesn’t Come Free

Tuesday, 20 May 2008, 11:49 am | Remi Kanazi

Free speech is not without consequence. In the United States, for example, criticism of Israel is tantamount to heresy. Former US President Jimmy Carter felt a societal backlash last year after the release of his book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid ... More >>

Remi Kanazi: Arab-Americans and Obama’s False Hope

Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 8:33 am | Remi Kanazi

Obama is not anti-war, nor does he genuinely seek appropriate alternatives to militarism in the Middle East. Arab-Americans and putative leftists naively, and sometimes willfully, overlook the fact that he is an ardent supporter of the invasion. More >>

Is this Ben Gurion or Hell?

Friday, 20 July 2007, 6:10 pm | Remi Kanazi

Anyone who has traveled through Ben Gurion airport in Israel knows that it is a unique experience. For most Israeli Jews, the experience is comforting, a quick and accommodating entry into a nation created and developed for the Jewish people. For Palestinian-Americans ... More >>

Prism of Peace: The Failure of the Israeli Left

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 11:22 am | Remi Kanazi

Time and again one is told of the Israeli “left,” the many number of Israelis, ranging from members of the Knesset to shop owners, dedicated to peace. The 40 year occupation is of particular concern to putative peace activists and purported individuals ... More >>

Remi Kanazi: Bill Maher’s ''Towel Headed Hos''

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 1:10 am | Remi Kanazi

For all his chauvinistic, misogynistic and racist drivel, old man Imus finally got the boot. I can’t say I feel particularly bad, considering his confederate-style punditry and his perpetuation of negative imagery of the non-white males our society, ... More >>

Remi Kanazi: The Politics of Pragmatism

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 11:42 am | Remi Kanazi

The latest back and forth between Israel and the Palestinian unity government (and its regional interlocutors) will not bring peace to fruition. Many respected commentators in the Middle East have accused Israel of rejecting peace, primarily due to its refusal ... More >>

Remi Kanazi: All Roads Lead to Checkpoints

Saturday, 24 February 2007, 7:16 pm | Remi Kanazi

There may have been a period when all roads led to Rome, but for the Palestinian people, all roads lead to checkpoints. The latest checkpoint Palestinians find themselves at is not manned by Israel but rather the ostensible mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian ... More >>

One Country: Reviewing An Alternative Vision

Friday, 19 January 2007, 10:12 am | Remi Kanazi

For years the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been mired by a series of failed peace negotiation, enmeshing Israeli Jews and Palestinians in a seemingly intractable struggle. More >>

Unmasking the Second Palestinian Intifada

Thursday, 2 November 2006, 3:53 pm | Remi Kanazi

Over the last five years, the Palestinian people have faced a host of obstacles in their fight for sovereignty, preventing them the opportunity to create a life those in the Western world brag about. More >>

Hazardous Intent: US Brokers in Palestine

Monday, 9 October 2006, 1:12 pm | Remi Kanazi

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is back in the Middle East and she is in a “very concerned” state. For someone who has played Israeli ambassador to the Middle East since her tenure began, her on again, off again call for the plight of the Palestinian ... More >>





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