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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. 

How to pickle green olives - Palestinian Recipe

This month, many Palestinians go to their lands/farms to pick olives. It is the time where both immediate and distant family members come together to harvest their lands. Most of the olives picked will be turned into oil, and some will be pickled and eaten as a side dish throughout the year.  In honor of those who are sweating in their land and those denied access to it, we share a simple recipe of how to pickle your own olives.

Use a Tuk Tuk: Part 2

‘We will let you pass,’ the soldier said. My heart leapt in my chest. I will make it across the border! ‘Use a tuk tuk,’ he said, ‘It is a long, narrow and dark area, too long to walk.’