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Think of Others Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش‎, 13 March 1942 – 9 August 2008) is a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and…

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“Write Down, I am an Arab” Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

“بطاقـــــــــــــــة هويـــــــــــــــة” (“Identity Card”) is a poem written some 40 years ago by a symbol of the Palestinian people, Arab poet محمـــــــــــود درويـــــــــــش (Mahmoud Darwish), inspired by the collective انتحـــــــــــال الهُويــــــــــــة (identity theft) to which the Palestinians have fallen victims since at least the year of النكبــــــــــــــة.  “بطاقـــــــــــــــة هويـــــــــــــــة (“Identity Card“) بطاقـــــــــــــــة هويـــــــــــــــة (Identity Card) :سجل Write down…

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Al-Mutanabbi: The Arabian Knightly Poet of Majestic Grandeur Posted by on May 18, 2012

What you are about to read in today’s post is an excerpt from one of the crown jewels of Arabic literature and poetry. The author is known as المُتَنَبِّـــــــــــــي (Al-Mutanabi.) He wrote those verses as a مــــــــــدح (praise) of one of the leaders of his time, Seyf al Dawla, whose name literally means in Arabic…

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فـــــــــي القُـــــــــــــدس (In Jerusalem) Posted by on May 15, 2012

Today, May 15th, is to be remembered as يــــــوم النكبــــــــــــــة (“The Day of the Catastrophe”), a day commemorated by virtually everyone in the Arab world—in addition to an important number of Orthodox Jews who not only vigorously uphold the Palestinian cause, but who also, in the name of the Jewish faith which they dearly cherish and identify with, are uncompromisingly opposed to the apartheid ideology…

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