Tag: Palestine

1948, the Nakbah: The Palestinian Perspective

By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota This article is to present the Palestinian point of view mainly for reference purposes. Americans deserve to know all perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian matter. For Israel supporters, May 14th is a day to celebrate because on that day in 1948, the state of Israel was established. However, for the many

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Look Beyond Those Who Race Ahead and Cry

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota On March 5th, House Resolution 951, which condemned Palestinians for rocket fire at Israel, passed in a vote of 404 to 1. The lone voice of dissent was that of Congressman Ron Paul, who rose against the resolution, saying it was unfair and inflammatory in its condemnation only of Palestinian

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Ertijal (Improvisation): A Film Where Small Victories are Possible

Reviewer Deborah Young calls Ertijal, a documentary about three Palestinian oud-playing brothers, “uncontroversial.” Documentary: Ertijal (Improvisation) Screening: 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb 22 Oak Street Cinema 309 Oak Street S.E. Minneapolis 55414 While an “uncontroversial” film set in Palestine and Israel might sound like code for “ignorant” or “milquetoast,” this film is neither. And while Ertijal,

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