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Mahmoud Darwish and the idea of Home as the distant lover

chanchal kumar

  Chanchal Kumar Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet was among the first artists to popularize the idea of the homeland as the distant, absent lover. Writing from exile for most of his life and spanning a career that covered more than four decades, he achieved widespread acclaim with poems that both celebrated and mourned …


“When I See Them, I See Us”: Building together the Dalit and Palestinian movements for Justice

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  Jamal Juma’ Jamal Juma’ is the coordinator of the Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall) and secretariat member of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) ~ As I put together my thoughts to write this, I read the news about Bhanubhai Vankar, a Dalit activist from the Indian state …


Indian Jews, Israeli Jews, and Hindu Nationalism

mangesh dahiwale

  Mangesh Dahiwale Modi is set to address an event managed by India Foundation in Israel, just like he did in Madison Avenue. Around 45,000 Jews of Indian origin who migrated to Israel in 1950s and 1960s are likely to attend this show to showcase the manufactured popularity of Modi. India’s Hindu Nationalists are trying …