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[3 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Art Is Magic! An Interview with Manal Deeb

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Palestinian American Visual Artist Manal Deeb about the inspiration behind her art and the influence of identity.
Can you share a little about your personal background? What inspired you to pursue a career in art?
Career is not the word – I pursued art as a healing tool – it was to translate inner conflict.  To me art is therapy and something I do naturally every day. I used to think that my artistic talent is personal and that I should keep it to myself – the …

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[18 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Mothering in the “Ramallah Bubble”

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“Should I protect my children from the horrors of occupation if I can? Or should I show them the truth even if it hurts?”
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Palestinians know what “Ramallah Bubble” refers to, even if they’ve not heard the term. The city of Ramallah is palpably different from the rest of Palestine. It’s the lifestyle, the mindset, the money, and, above all else, the irking feeling that it might suddenly burst.
Inside Ramallah, Israeli incursions are relatively infrequent and movement is unencumbered. Palestinian police stand on nearly every corner in the …

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[4 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
The Third Intifada Has Begun: United Nonviolent Resistance

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
“Our responsibility in the West is to inform ourselves and answer to our conscience in the thoughtful ways that work for us.”
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Rami Elhanan says meetings between peace-loving Israelis and Palestinians will achieve little if they’re only about getting together for “hugs, kisses, and hummus.” What is needed is the commitment to action. Rami, an Israeli, and Bassam Aramin, Palestinian, are calling for a united nonviolent third intifada of Palestinians and Israelis.
Interviewed together by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now television February 26, Bassam said, “For many …

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[26 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]
God and the Girl

Dima Saleh
Ramallah, Palestine
“When she awoke from her dreams in the morning she struggled with her fear of punishment by God, for breaking the rules and imagining him.”
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She has known him since first grade. On the first day of school, she asked two of her classmates if she could play with them. To her surprise they asked her, “Are you Muslim or Christian?”
The question was as difficult for her as comprehending political jargon would be to a non- politician. She wondered to herself, “Muslim or Christian? Christian or Muslim? What do …