Archive for January, 2009

Branding Gaza: how to take a long, sustained “revenge” on Israel

Monday, January 19th, 2009

In a blind show of power and as cynical political tactic, the leaders of Israel (and behind them most of the Israeli public, I am afraid) went ahead a committed an unbelievable crime in Gaza. By now everyone knows the statistics: Over 1300 Palestinians killed, amongst them hundreds of children. Over 5000 wounded. Billions of [...]

Jordan’s Gaza demonstrations and the vibrancy of the online discourse

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Today I came across the latest post of Mohammad Omar’s blog [Arabic Link] (which is one of the most interesting Arabic blogs in Jordan). He’s talking about the incidents at the demonstration in Al Rabieh neighborhood last Friday. The Gendarmerie forces clashed with the demonstrators, some of whom were beaten (not to mention the people [...]

How to help Gaza this week

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Reposting from, promoting the efforts of 7iber and Aramex A lot of people have been wondering how they can still help do something on-the-ground in Jordan when it comes to the situation in Gaza. Here’s three things you can do: First: 7iber needs volunteers who are willing to help sort and package goods just [...]

Prominent Israeli historian exposes Israel’s viciousness in Gaza

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This article (“How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe“) has been making the rounds on the net over the past few days. Avi Shlaim is an Oxford professor of international relations who served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the Israel’s legitimacy. But the Israel’s merciless assault on Gaza, and [...]

John Steward on Gaza..

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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How to deliver your Gaza donations in the UAE and Jordan

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Aramex is organizing an emergency donation campaign, with support from Majid Al Futtaim Group in the UAE, to collect and deliver aid supplies to the afflicted people in Gaza. Needed materials: First Aid kits, medical emergency supplies, chronic illness medication, personal hygiene products, non-perishable foods, new clothes, tents and blankets. Please ensure the validity date [...]

Remembering Sofian

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

I lit a candle for our friend Sofian Hijjawi, who passed away one year ago on the 2nd of January 2008. He was a designer, a rebel, an irreverent critic, a funny story teller, a small package of amazing vibrancy and a friend of many. He is best remembered by me by his funny stories [...]