It took me some time, but I have finally figured it out: I will take them to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Think about it… everyone at the show is bearded and scary-looking, and look like they might really hurt you. There is little food, everyone is armed, and there’s no power, just candles. There is no fuel and no cars, so people use horses. Plus they don’t bathe as often. And yes, wars and disease surround you. Perhaps being part of this show will allow them to see some of the good things about Gaza. Or maybe they’ll just feel at home…
They ran up ahead, and we walked for about 15 seconds when I heard a strange whiz, a whistle, eerily close to my ear. I paused, a bullet? Red hoodie and two younger boys up ahead hit the floor as I momentarily pondered the strange sound.
My second year on campus was much better, I met a lot more people and since the terrorists attacks of 9/11 have already happened, there was a lot more students studying Arabic and Islam.
Upon our arrival to the Gaza Strip in the summer of 1991, I began missing all the things I took for granted; which included air conditioning and my favorite show Voltron. After a few months in Gaza, and having to adjust to life there, my gazillion cousins made life a lot more fun. Their sudden presence in my life combined with their stories made the difference. My first Ramadan in Gaza began on March 5th, 1992.
Mona Eltahawy, the white man’s favorite Egyptian talking head, famously claimed that the Egyptian revolution was not at all about Israel. Egyptian popular music shows where public opinion is now.
We have recently launched “GazaToday.com”, an unofficial visitors guide for Gaza, Palestine. Our aim is to provide useful up-to-date information about Gaza to locals and foreign visitors alike through an online directory that includes all types of information that visitors need when planning a visit to Gaza: Accommodation/hotels, restaurants, cultural centers, service providers, events, in addition to other information. The website also features maps, articles, and photo galleries that will help visitors form a better picture about the city.
Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer who helped organize the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, which is aimed at challenging the Israeli embargo on the Strip.
Instead of calling on the Israeli government to let a flotilla of unarmed civilians sail to Gaza, the United States government is pressuring its own citizens to refrain from legal acts.
“WE ARE UNARMED AND WE ARE SAILING”
An American proposition offers a major role in peace talks to Turkey in exchange for Turkish government to prevent the second flotilla and restore the strained ties between Turkey and Israel. Will Turkey take it?