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via dolora: the 13th station—Christ removed from the cross, Palestinian rights, and climate justice

This blog is a departure from my main photographic project in Palestine-Israel, “The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba.” I need a break as I prepare for my next journey of discovery which begins on May 19, 2022. Invited by the Agape Community in western Massachusetts to reflect on the 13th station on Good Friday, April 15, […]

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THE ONGOING AND RELENTLESS NAKBA—NOTES FROM THE PAST POINTING TO THE FUTURE (PART 3)

From my journal, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019. With the pandemic crisis easing, I now plan to enter Palestine-Israel in mid May […]

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The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba: searching for the shadows of ancestors in British Park

During my last days exploring, searching, the ghosts of former residents of the destroyed towns and villages call out to me, Skip, we are still here. Tho expelled, please feel our presence. See us, show us, help us regain our basic human rights. We want to go home! We have a right to our homes […]

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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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How far can outrage carry me?

(The Agape Community published an earlier version in The Servant Song, summer 2021) When passion can’t flow easily into policymaking, it congeals as angry protest, growing wilder and more paranoid. Daniel Immerwahr Climate justice or justice for Palestine? Which for me will take precedence in my activism? With limited energy and time remaining in my […]

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The Ongoing Nakba: “Seven years to build, one hour to destroy”—Ibrahim Eid Nghnghia (Abu Adnan) in Jenin with his son and a friend—part two

From my journal, interviews, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches are based on my latest sojourns in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019 and more recent writing. Currently, the Covid-19 pandemic prevents me from returning. I […]

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The Ongoing Nakba: “As if they took all my clothes and left me naked”—Ibrahim Eid Nghnghia (Abu Adnan) in Jenin with his son and a friend—part one

From my journal, interviews, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches are based on my latest sojourns in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019 and more recent writing. Currently, the Covid-19 pandemic prevents me from returning. […]

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The Ongoing Nakba: Qasem Ahmad Qasem Abu Qutnah-returning to his olive trees in al-Mansi

From my journal, interviews, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches are based on my latest sojourns in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019 and more recent writing. Currently, the Covid-19 pandemic prevents me from returning. […]

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The Ongoing Nakba: Fatima Ali Msaimi (Um Wajeeh) tells her early story

From my journal, interviews, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches are based on my latest sojourns in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019 and more recent writing. Currently, the Covid-19 pandemic prevents me from returning. […]

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