Heart Cries

How does one continue to live in a land where the government legalizes land theft calling it regulation, where the majority voices no objection to repeated confiscation of land to which others hold valid deeds; where killing unarmed, incapacitated persons in cold blood is justified to the extent that the perpetrator is sometimes named “hero?” These questions haunt my days and nights. 

Blogger’s Favorites from Bee and I. (Part 3 of 4)

In honor of our second year blogging together, we have asked our 8 bloggers to take a look back at their favorite blog posts from each of the other bloggers. In this post, we focus on our favorite posts from Palestinian-Israeli blogger Bee and Israeli-American blogger I.. For those of you who are newer readers, we remind you a little bit about each of the bloggers and their background before introducing some of their posts!

3 Prayers for Palestinian Mother’s Day

Being a mother for the first time is such a surreal experience. You need some time to wrap your head around the idea that a little human being has come into this world and is fully and completely reliant on you. While it's a lot of pressure to handle, it's the most beautiful thing to know that you are nourishing and growing this baby and that you are the most essential part of their happiness.

How Does all This Chaos Help?

I’m watching the news from America and shaking my head.  There’s a whole lot of chaos and lying and name-calling and general discontent there right now.  How does that feel?  Does that make you angry?  Does it move you to action in one way or another?  Does it depress you and cause you to then withdraw and not speak to those who disagree with your views?

Peace Shackled, Justice Buried

I try in vain to put my children to sleep amidst shouts of “Death to Arabs!” mixed with chants threatening homosexuals, mixed-race couples and anyone in relationship with Palestinians. The extremist right-wing group Lehava is staging a protest in response to a neighboring art gallery’s hosting activists to speak against the occupation.