By Rituparna Borah
As we watch Kolirin’s movie, Max Weber’s despairing ‘iron cage’ goes into a tailspin from the pages of his manuscripts and we suddenly find it in The Band’s Visit: we revolve in a circle of conflicted feelings.
By Mosarrap H Khan
The unbearable pain of others might make us numb and fatigued, inducing moral resignation. As it happened in the case of a woman from Sarajevo during the Serbian War, who switched channels unable to consume an ‘oversaturation’ of images of the destruction of Vukovar.
By Mahmood Kooria
The long Jewish sufferings throughout the world history until the end of World War II are beyond any doubt. But how could someone justify the oppressors and psychopathic murderers like Hitler in order to question the activities and decisions of a contemporary Israeli state? And, how would the innocent children and women in Gaza be responsible for the terrorist activities (if it is at all happening) of some cowards in a distant land? Only because of their religious affiliation?
By Amber Webb
The mishandling of Gaza is nothing more than tragic and shameful. However, recognizing and validating the reasons for Israel’s insecurities opens the space to understand them as mutually vulnerable, and, possibly, creates a deeper understanding and will to cooperate.
By Mosarrap H. Khan
One of the soldiers accompanies the old man back to where the horse has wandered into. Other soldiers gather and take turns to fire bullets from the Israeli side to scare it back into the Palestinian territory. The old man feels restless and requests the Israeli soldiers to stop firing. He wants to risk mines and cross into the no-man’s land to rescue his favorite horse.