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The Ongoing Nakba: Amos Gvirtz and Aziz Al-Touri, a Jewish Israeli and his Bedouin friend in the southern Negev/Naqab desert

In July 2019 during a conversation with Amos, who I met during my first trip to the region in 2003 in his kibbutz, Shefayim, and listening to his friend, Aziz Al-Touri, near the Bedouin village of Al Araqib in the Naqab/Negev desert, I heard two major claims: from Amos that one’s life is concretely determined […]

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Palestinian Refugees & their Ancestral Lands (or On Our Way Home)—part 12—Khalil Mohammed Rashida of the Bedouins

From my journal and letters, my dispatches from the field and now from home in Cambridge Massachusetts, as I photograph internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. PHOTOS  Solidarity is the political version of love. —Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz October 7, 2018, Sunday, Aida refugee […]

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