Uri Avnery: The Orange Man

July 30, 2016 SO HERE we are. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be our next president.  “Our”? I am not a US citizen, and have no desire to be one. But I live in a world in which the USA is the sole superpower, in which every decision of the US administration has an impact on the lives of every human being. FOR ME AS a citizen … Read more Uri Avnery: The Orange Man

Dareen Tatour Returned… To Prison!

Posted by freehaifa. According to the principal chronicler of Dareen’s case, the blogger “Yoav Haifawi”: How “security considerations” become means for torture… We invited everybody to celebrate the return of poet Dareen Tatour to Reineh today, after more than three months in prison and more than six months in house arrest in exile in Kiryat Ono near Tel Aviv (more than 100 km from her home). Yes, we knew that … Read more Dareen Tatour Returned… To Prison!

Small Win: Poet Dareen Tatour Will Serve House Arrest at Home in Reineh

vi aArab Lit in English & BY MLYNXQUALEY on JULY 20, 2016 • ( 1 ) On July 18, Dareen Tatour’s hearing — to have her house arrest shifted from being alone outside Tel Aviv to her own village outside Nazareth — was postponed: Photo: Zahi Khamis. Previously appeared on Mondoweiss. But today word comes from Yoav Haifawi that “the prosecution agreed that Dareen will return to Reineh – still under … Read more Small Win: Poet Dareen Tatour Will Serve House Arrest at Home in Reineh

New Poems by Dareen Tatour, Under House Arrest in Israel

via ArabLit & MLYNXQUALEY on JULY 15, 2016 • ( 0 ) On Monday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m., Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour — currently under house arrest for alleged “incitement” via poetry — has her next court date: Photo: Zahi Khamis. Previously appeared on Mondoweiss. At this hearing, the judge will rule on whether Tatour can live at home in Reineh, a small Palestinian town outside of Nazareth, for the duration of her trial. … Read more New Poems by Dareen Tatour, Under House Arrest in Israel

PEN America: ‘Detention of Poet Dareen Tatour Signals Worrying Escalation in Israeli Repression’

via Arab Literature (in English) & by MLYNXQUALEY on JUNE 18, 2016 • ( 0 ) PEN America released a statement about the case of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour yesterday, condemning the “further evidence of the increasingly aggressive measures undertaken by the [Israeli] government to restrict speech critical of the state”: Tatour is one of a number of Palestinians who’ve been arrested for online speech critical of Israel. According to Nadim Nashef … Read more PEN America: ‘Detention of Poet Dareen Tatour Signals Worrying Escalation in Israeli Repression’

Uri Avnery: On Ya’ir Golan & Avigdor Lieberman

May 21, 2016 I Was There “PLEASE DON’T write about Ya’ir Golan!” a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!” So I abstained for some weeks. But I can’t keep quiet any longer. General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, made a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. Wearing his uniform, he read a prepared, well-considered text that triggered … Read more Uri Avnery: On Ya’ir Golan & Avigdor Lieberman

Uri Avnery on Israel’s Declaration of Independence

May 14, 2016 A Document with a Mission WHEN DAVID BEN-GURION read out Israel’s declaration of independence (officially: “Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel”) on May 14, 1948, I was in Kibbutz Hulda. My company of the (still unnamed) Israeli army was ordered to make a night attack on the Arab village of al-Kubab, near the town of Ramleh. It was expected to be a hard … Read more Uri Avnery on Israel’s Declaration of Independence

The Poem for Which Dareen Tatour’s Under House Arrest: ‘Resist, My People, Resist Them’

via Arabic Literature (in English) & BY MLYNXQUALEY on APRIL 27, 2016 • ( 1 ) The year 2015, according to a new report by Hamleh (The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media), saw a surge in the number of Palestinians being arrested, in Israel, on the charge of “incitement through social media.”: One of the most prominent cases is of the poet Dareen Tatour, who was arrested last … Read more The Poem for Which Dareen Tatour’s Under House Arrest: ‘Resist, My People, Resist Them’

Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Reportedly Jailed, Prosecuted for Poem on Facebook

via Arab Literature (in English) & BY MLYNXQUALEY on APRIL 18, 2016 • ( 2 ) According to a post that appeared on the +972 blog, Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on a poem she posted on Facebook, shifted between prison and house arrest. In her first hearing, held April 13, a policeman translated the “Qawem ya sha’abi, qawemhum” poem at the … Read more Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Reportedly Jailed, Prosecuted for Poem on Facebook

Uri Avnery: What Happened to the Jews?

March 26, 2016 SUDDENLY I remembered where I had seen it before. The same kind of face. The same chin thrust forward, to produce an impression of force and determination. The same way of speaking. One sentence and then a pause, waiting for the mob to shout approval. The same combination of monster and clown. Yes. Unmistakable. I saw it in my early childhood. On newsreels. Benito Mussolini. Rome. … Read more Uri Avnery: What Happened to the Jews?