Category Archives: Palestinian Authority

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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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Handala

Having spoken a lot about cartoons in class, I decided to research some Israeli/Palestinian cartoons. One of the most interesting things I came across was a little cartoon character by the name of Handala. Created by the late Palestinian cartoonist … Continue reading

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Multiple Perspectives in Ajami

Ajami is a film that was co-written, directed, and produced by Palestinians and Jewish-Israelis, and which was structured at lot like the movie Crash, with various stories coming together in the final  scenes. The stories follow both Palestinians and Jewish-Israelis, … Continue reading

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Salt of This Sea

I watched Salt of This Sea and found it to be very enlightening of the treatment of Arabs in Israel.  Soraya, the daughter of Palestinian refugees who ended up in Brooklyn, New York, goes back to Israel to live in Rahmallah … Continue reading

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“Arab Labor”

“Arab Labor” is a popular TV sitcom produced in Israel.  It premiered on an Israeli channel in 2007 and later premiered on Link TV in 2008. According to Link TV’s description, the show was created by an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, … 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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