Asma Aghbaria Zahalka’s blog

Palestinian-Israeli political activist  Asma Aghbarieh-Zahalka achieved fame by being the first Arab woman to head a party’s candidate list to the Knesset. But she really missed her calling as a writer. She writes beautiful Hebrew swapping effortlessly between high brow and slang. Recently she started writing an occasional series about her experiences with her ID card weaving philosophical and political observations into her narrative. Her dead pan black humour tops it all nicely. A pleasure to read which I actually enjoy translating (even while being attached to a drip in a hospital!) Translator:  Sol Salbe‏ 

Invitation to build a sane alternative

When I see that the aggressiveness of the right-wing Israeli government pushes the Palestinians into religious radicalization, that the value of Arab citizens...Read More »

On racism violence and public transport

While waiting for the route 25 bus in north Tel Aviv, I pondered whether to pull out an Arabic newspaper....Read More »

ID Card Chapter 12 (An occasional series.)

Observations on Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

Feast of the Sacrifice and I do not know who sacrifices more, the...Read More »

What does Moshe Silman have to do with the Occupation?

Moshe Silman inviting truck drivers to join the social protest, July 2012

The...Read More »

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  1. Cort Greene

    Hope the election on Tuesday brings good results for you all and either way I know you will remain in the struggle and will be a bright light for a better world.

    Rojo Rojito


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