“Equal? We should stop faking, stop taking
Famous faces just to make this occupation look like a vacation”
Scarlett Johansson Has Gas was written by Tamer Nafar as a response to Scarlett’s decision to dump Oxfam and promote instead an Israeli soda company producing in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory. Even the US Administration considers Israel’s settlements illegal!
Defying Oxfam and human rights activists’ appeals, Johansson accepted the job of defending Israel’s illegal settlement trade, thus becoming the new face of the occupation. She justified her move by parroting a standard Israeli propaganda talking point:
"The [settlement] factory is building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other…", receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights."
Even though my Arabic accent isn’t as apparent, I sometimes I like to say certain words with an Arabic accent, it makes me chuckle on the inside. I like to think of it as a way of self-cheering, if you know what I mean.
Thank you :’)
I tend to buy poetry books depending on poets and the majority of poetry books I have purchased were in Arabic mainly. My top are Mahmoud Darwish, Nizar Qabbani, Nazik Almala’eka, Ahmad Matar, Sameeh Qasem, Ghada Assaman and Amal Danqal.
If you were to scroll down my blog a couple of posts down you will find it :)
The psychological effect Israel’s war crimes have on Palestinian children is rarely talked about. Israel says ‘you teach your children to hate’ but they will never tell you that they kill so many parents. They deprive so many Palestinian children of a father, a mother, someone to help calm their fears.
The top photo is of a relative of Ibrahim Mansour, 26, who was killed by Israeli soldiers as he was collecting gravel to sell from his donkey cart, during his funeral in Gaza City today, February 14, 2014, and the bottom photo is of his son at the hospital morgue yesterday.
Never forget the children of Palestine. Never forget their struggle of growing up.
(Photos: Suhaib Salem / Reuters)