Balad بلد

Balad بلد

When I was writing Balad (بلد : Arabic for country), I imagined actually living in the hearts of the people with whom I feel the most safe and at home. I thought of different cities while writing this piece, mainly: Beirut, Amman, Nablus, and Damascus, cities which...
Gibran Unmasked

Gibran Unmasked

“Gibran Unmasked” is a laser image of Khalil Gibran engraved on a fillet mignon, a creation inspired by a powerful image of Gibran staring out of the destruction onto his city. “I have always been fascinated by his reference to masking and unmasking...
Old Taste Store

Old Taste Store

Palestinian Products brought to Us straight from Palestine I came across this little gem while taking a walk in Sharjah. It is located two streets across  the infamous Buhaira Corniche, near Novo Cinemas Buhaira. I found everything my mother usually has a difficult...
Oasis of Peace

Oasis of Peace

Imagine a place where Jews and Arabs live together in harmony. A place where the two communities’ live side by side in peace, as well as conduct educational work for peace. A society where there is equality, understanding, and tolerance. Wāħat as-Salām/Neve Shalom, is...
Never Forget the Nakba

Never Forget the Nakba

Generations of Trauma Even 71 years later, May 15th, 1948 denotes stark differences among communities. For Zionists, it’s a day of celebration as it declared itself the new independent country of Israel. For Palestinians, it is known as the ‘Al-Nakba’ or the...
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