Letter from Gaza: Keep off the grass

My following article appears in today’s edition of Crikey: Freelance journalist and author Antony Loewenstein writes from inside Gaza: The American International School in Gaza was bombed on 3 January, completely destroying the institution. Today it is a twisted wreck of concrete, metal and burnt vans. Surreally, when I visited a few days ago I…

Stories from Gaza

My following video and article appears on Mondoweiss: The Western view of Gaza is of a desperate and violent place. Terrorism, extremism, Jew-hatred and poverty merge to create a dangerous brew. The Hamas-controlled territory poses a supposedly existential threat to Israel (and Jews everywhere.) But this is only one side of the besieged Strip. And…

What we don’t hear in Palestine

Checkpoint 303 is found music, fragments, reflections and beats from the Palestinian occupied territories: The electronic experiment kicked off in 2004 when tunisian sound cutter SC MoCha teamed up with Bethlehem based palestinian sound catcher SC Yosh to form Checkpoint 303. The idea was to cut, track, fragment and reconstruct the audio soundscape from daily…

Don’t suck the Obama lolly

Ali Abunimah on the illusion of the Messiah, aka Barack Obama: The Obama administration has used up its first six months negotiating a settlement freeze with Israel (with little to show). At this rate, how long would it take to negotiate the core issues in the century-long conflict resulting from the Zionist effort to transform…