Justice for Jerusalem: Why I Protested in Chicago

A hundred years ago, Balfour declared Palestine as “the national home of the Jewish people.” The letter, written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild in 1917, empowered the zionist movement and set off the Palestinian Nakba (The Catastrophe). Palestinians were murdered through genocide and ethnic cleansing. Our homes were either taken…

New alphabet book celebrates Palestinian culture

An English-language children’s alphabet book about Palestine sold out days after its November launch. P is for Palestine, written by Golbarg Bashi and illustrated by Golrokh Nafisi, can now be pre-purchased from Etsy. The hardcover, brightly-illustrated book contains each letter of the English alphabet with a corresponding aspect of Palestinian culture. P is for Palestine covers…

Intersectionality and the mainstreaming of Palestine

Originally published in the third print issue of Palestine in America. Subscribe here  INTERSECTIONALITY AND THE MAINSTREAMING OF PALESTINE Princess Nokia did it. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did it. Queer filmmakers did it. A group of NFL players did it. Barcelona city council members did it. Even Sacramento, California transit officials did it.  In just the…

Meet the Palestinian American who is using comedy to unite America

Meet the Palestinian American who is using comedy to unite America     Originally published in Palestine in America’s third print issue. Subscribe for free here. The old adage that laughter is the best medicine has been well-proven throughout time–there have even been scientific studies to back up the claim. Comedy is not only a…