28 March 2008


The Catastrophe.

Philadelphia is bringing about an awareness about the events of Al-Nakba from March 17 - May 18. A group of local activists formed the Al-Nakba Committee and are putting together many events including a Palestinian Film Festival. If you have time please check it out. I'm sure it will be an enlightening experience for many people.


06 March 2008

Hopeless Prayer for Peace

I'm sad and disappointed to hear about the attack at an Al Q'uds (Jerusalem) seminary today and that people died because of it. I'm sad that someone felt so oppressed and hopeless that they had to kill others to be heard, to be noticed, to wake up the world! I'm sad that people had to die because the world does not listen. I'm sad that hundreds of people in Gaza are starving to death and living in horrible conditions in which no person should ever have to endure under no circumstance regardless of their race, religion, politics, socioeconomic status, past history and so on.

I'm scared that my friends in Al Khalil (Hebron) will suffer more than they are right now due to this horrible event even though they had nothing to do with it. I'm scared that all Palestinians will suffer because of it; suffer more than they ever have in the past and present.

I'm worried about more attacks on Israelis and that the Israelis who care about Palestinians and peace will suffer. I'm worried that the zionists will use this as an excuse to steal more Palestinian homes and land away from them with the official/unofficial backing of the Israeli government.

I'm feeling a bit hopeless today.
So, I pray for peace.

om shanti