A Thousand Shames

A Palestinian girl carries a Kalashnikov rifle during a victory parade for Islamic Jihad in Gaza City. (Photo credit: Wissam Nassar, New York Times)

This article was originally published at Sixteen Minutes to Palestine  by Sami Kishawi.Saying that this photograph recently resurfaced would imply that it had somehow gotten buried. But that is simply not true. Published for the New York Times just days after Israel pulled back on its most deadly assault on the Gaza Strip yet, the image sent and continues to send shockwaves around the world. What was a child doing in the middle of that victory rally? Why was the child outfitted with a g … [Read more...]

Slim Peace: Bringing Muslim and Jewish Women Together

Yael Luttwak via Jewish Ledger

After gaining a few pounds during the holidays, I became convinced that I had to either join a gym or look for an exercise group within my area. It was then that I came across an interesting article that did not only draw my attention, but also troubled me a little.A few days ago the Boston Herald published Jill Radsken’s piece titled “Jewish, Muslim women work together to achieve Slim Peace.” The article discusses Yael Luttwak’s project:  Slim Peace. Luttwak, who has been interviewed for her … [Read more...]

“In Gaza, It’s 9/11 every hour, every minute, everywhere.”

Like a lot of people, I've spent the past couple of days glued to my TV set and the papers, monitoring the horrible situation in the Gaza strip, and the Arab world's increasing disenchantment with Egypt.So far, according to the UN, at least 373 Palestinians have been killed and 1,720 are injured. Of those killed, approximately 1/3 were women and children. In terms of civilian casualties, some analysts have called this the worst attack since the 1967 war. ("Counting makes it's easier," says … [Read more...]


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