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Presenting Nabil Anani: Palestinian Land and People

By Rana Anani and Bashir Makhoul
Nabil Anani is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. Anani’s development has run in parallel with major events in recent Palestinian history. His work reflects the lived Palestinian experience, exhibiting distinctive responses to issues of exile, dislocation, conflict, memory, and loss. Anani’s artistic vision restores and celebrates a denied and often-forgotten reality, his work re-igniting memory.

Music in Conflict Areas: Protest Rap in Kashmir and Palestine

By Najrin Islam
In the music video titled Like a Sufi, MC Kash draws on traditional iconographic images of Kashmir (evoked by the staple metonyms of the Dal Lake and picturesque snow-covered mountains, for instance) to counter them with the lived reality of its constituent people, which is revealed in the content of his lyrics.

Parallels between Indian and Palestinian Partition

By Inamul Haq
In comparing and assessing partitions of British India and Palestine, one can see that different identities saw an opportunity for their national visions to materialize and all clusters used violence (communal) in defending their visions against the counterparts. The study has relevance for the modern period, because there is no stability in Palestine/Israel and India/Pakistan.

India and Israel – Bedfellows Indeed!

By Umar Lateef Misgar
Since India immensely values its international market image, lobbying businesses to divest from Indian economy, while highlighting the state abuses in Kashmir, will surely help in putting pressure on the country’s ruling elite to find a sustainable political solution to Kashmir’s long-pending dispute.

Photo-Essay: Tel Aviv Diary – I

By Mary Ann Chacko
The roads were lined with bright-colored flowering bushes including the bougainvillea, petunias, hibiscus, and varied trees such as the palm, olive, cypress bosh, and eucalyptus. I had not expected to find so much greenery in Tel Aviv. I later learnt that Tel Aviv was very systematically and painstakingly ‘greened.’

The Business of Tragedies

By Raj Shekhar Sen
But justice and dignity are still exclusive. Only a certain genetic predisposition has acquired the rights to them. But do not fear, for everything else there’s Mastercard.

Why we should not support ‘this’ Gaza

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?

Film Review: Michel Khleifi’s Wedding in Galilee (1987) and Israel-Palestine Conflict

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.