Author Archives: Elizabeth Bell

Fairuz (Flower among Cities)

Fairuz often performs songs relevant to the situation of Palestinians and Zahrat al-Mada’in (Flower among Cities) is no different.  It surrounds the problem of Jerusalem, which typically represents loss to Palestinians.  For example, the lyrics include lines such as “crying … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat

As discussed in class today, these images are examples of Ali Farzat’s work.  He is a Syrian political cartoonist who normally draws cartoons for newspapers.  In addition, he has a website and a facebook where he circulates his work.  Although … Continue reading

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Paradise Now (2005)

Paradise Now (2005), a film about two best friends recruited for a suicide bombing, is different in its portrayal of Arabs.  First of all, the protagonists are both Arabs.  Before the 1980’s, as Shohat points out in her book, Arabs did … Continue reading

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