Gaza - US - Pictures - Tell a Story

Rashid Khalidi - This Moment in Palestinian History (YouTube interview with Peter Beinart 1/1/19/24) - Fantastic!

PLEASE - view Gaza - 1994 - Tale of the Three Jewels

a most beautiful, sad, haunting film - entirely filmed in Gaza- in Arabic  with English sub-titles.  I highly recommend it!!!


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “utterly ignorant” after she posted a Christmas message supporting Palestinian refugees by comparing their plight to Jesus Christ’s on Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez posted that in the story of Christmas, Christ “was born in modern-day Palestine under the threat of a government engaged in a massacre of innocents.”

She then noted that “thousands of years later, right-wing forces are violently occupying Bethlehem as similar stories unfold for today’s Palestinians, so much so that the Christian community in Bethlehem has canceled this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations out of both [fear for their] safety and respect.”

While AOC is no stranger to ruffling Republican feathers, Huckabee, who has regularly toured Israel as an outspoken supporter of the nation, was particularly riled up.

“This is a person who is utterly ignorant about what she’s talking about,” Huckabee told “Fox and Friends First” on Tuesday. “She may ought to stick to something she knows like bartending, because for gosh sake, she has no clue about the history of the Middle East, Jesus, the Jewish people, the state of Israel or virtually anything else she talked about in her post.”

Huckabee started his criticism of Ocasio-Cortez by asking whether or not she was “aware that Jesus was Jewish?” — a fact that the U.S. representative did indeed point out in her initial post.

In her original Instagram story, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “This high Christian holiday is about honoring the precious sanctity of a family that, if the story were to unfold today, would be Jewish Palestinians.” The sentence was omitted from the Fox News segment and provided part of the basis for Huckabee’s outrage.

She also wrote: “The entire story of Christmas and Christ himself is about standing with the poor and powerless, the marginalized and maligned, the refugees and immigrants, the outcast and misunderstood without exception.”

The former governor went on to summarize his historical understanding of Palestine: “Is she not aware that the whole term ‘Palestinian’ meant ‘Jewish people’ until 1962 when Yasser Arafat co-opted the term and created a nation and made up a people and called them the Palestinians, who previously were Jordanian?”

While discussing Ocasio-Cortez’s point about Bethlehem canceling Christmas Eve festivities this year, Huckabee then revealed he has been going to Bethlehem since 1973.

“Back in the ’80s, up until then, 80% of the population of Bethlehem was Christian. Twenty percent was something else,” Huckabee said. “Now it’s 80% Muslim, and there’s only about 15% Christian because the Christians were pretty much burned out and shot down by the radical Muslims that took it over back during the intifada.”

Huckabee then spent the rest of the interview talking about his recent trip to war-torn Israel, a time he described as “one of the most sobering experiences I ever had in my life.”

(Note:   I'm strongly with AOC!)

January 5, 2024 - The "Safe Zone"

Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp - January 4, 2024

Body Bags - Christmas Eve (evening)

More  Christmas Eve - 2023


(previously) Greek Orthodox Church - Gaza - October 20, 2023

December 16 or 18, 2023 - Genocide


Families in Refugee Camp - After Being Told to Leave Their Homes

December 22, 2024 - ordered to leave Refugee Camp 

Canada - December 11, 2023

Pratt and Whitney Plant - Mississauga - Ontario - December 12, 2023

Madison, WI - Mid-December, 2023 lobbying Senator Baldwin

Bloomington, IN - October 28, 2023

Starving - There is Almost No Food - Intentional - Obvious Genocide

Home Destroyed

Searching for Survivors - December 1, 2023 - Supposedly a Safe Area

Israeli Consulate - San Francisco - December 22, 2023


Shabbat - Lake Merritt - Oakland, December 22, 2023


Living in a Tent - Gaza

Elbit Eight - London

Refaat Alareer (1979-12/7/23)

To many Palestinians, Alareer was both a role model and a mentor. He co-founded “We Are Not Numbers,” a non-profit established to develop a new generation of Palestinian writers by pairing them with mentors abroad to help them write stories in English. “​​His passion was the English language, but he didn’t teach it as a means of disassociating from society,” ...
Days before speaking with TIME, Alareer re-shared a 2011 poem anticipating that he might be killed, titled “If I Must Die.” In the days since his death, the poem has gone viral, spurring its translation into dozens of languages. 

If I Must Die

If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
and some strings,
(make it white with a long tail)
so that a child, somewhere in Gaza
while looking heaven in the eye
awaiting his dad who left in a blaze —
and bid no one farewell
not even to his flesh
not even to himself —
sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up above,
and thinks for a moment an angel is there
bringing back love.
If I must die
let it bring hope,
let it be a story.

Si he de morir

Si he de morir
tú has de vivir
pa’ contar mi historia
pa’ vender mis cosas
pa’ comprar un trozo de tela
y unos cordeles,
(hazla blanca con una larga cola)
pa’ que un niño en alguna parte de Gaza
al mirar el ojo del cielo
mientras espera a su padre que partió en una llamarada—
y no se despidió de nadie
ni siquiera de su propia carne,
ni siquiera de sí mismo—
vea tu cometa, la cometa que me hiciste,
volando en lo alto
y piense por un instante
que ahí está un ángel
devolviéndole el amor.
Si he de morir
que inspire esperanza
que sea una historia.

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Greek Orthodox Church - Gaza - October 20, 2023

Gazan Churches - a Clear Target

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