Posts Tagged ‘exile’

In isolation and exile, Ramadan still brings its blessings

In my earliest memory of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, my younger brother and I are splitting chores during the daylight hours. Too young to fast, we convince ourselves this is essential work. There is the trash haul or the corner market run. Pinning clothes in the afternoon sun. The occasional sweeping. But the day’s […]

Western outlets claim that Berlin park killer of Chechen exile had ‘links to Russia’s FSB’

   When a Chechen exile was shot dead in a Berlin park last summer it strained relations between Germany and Russia. A new report suggests his alleged killer may have been trained by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The joint investigation from Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, the US-government funded Bellingcat website and Russian outlet The […]

How Berlin became the ‘capital city of Arab exile’

The Arab sociologist Amro Ali has illuminated Germany’s capital city as the center of an intellectual and artistic renaissance, fueled by Arab exiles from the authoritarian crackdowns that followed the 2011 uprisings. By Mati Shemoelof Amro Ali seen at the Baynatna Arabic Library and bookstore in Berlin. (Courtesy of Amro Ali) Berlin has become […]

In video, nabbed Iran exile says governments, such as Israel’s, can’t be trusted

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television has shown footage of Ruhollah Zam, an exiled opposition figure the Revolutionary Guards said they arrested in a “sophisticated” operation. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced the arrest of Zam on Monday, describing him as a “counter-revolutionary” who was “directed by France’s intelligence service.” Zam reportedly lived in exile […]

PODCAST: Witnessing regime change in Sudan as a refugee in exile

The Sudanese refugee community in Israel watched ecstatically as long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir was deposed. But there’s a catch. Listen to the latest episode of The +972 Podcast. Sudanese asylum seekers embrace in south Tel Aviv’s Levinksy Park following the announcement that Omar al-Bashir will step down after 30 years in power, April 11, 2019. […]

Consciousness in Exile: A Shamanic Perspective

February 15th, 2019 By Sergey Baranov Contributing writer for Wake Up World Consciousness in Exile: We Need It Back! – A Shamanic Perspective Humanity has reached a point in history where major decisions have to be made. As we approach an existential crisis as a species, we must rethink and re-evaluate our way of life, and the […]

Who is at home and who is in exile: a review of ‘Fractured Destinies’

FRACTURED DESTINIES By Rabia al-Madhoun, Translated by Paul Starkey 264 pp. Hoopoe $18.95 To be Palestinian in Israel is to inhabit an oxymoronic existence: simultaneously at home and in exile. Which is more painful: to be forced to abandon your homeland, or to remain, watching strangers erase all traces of your culture and history? This […]

Ending seventy years of exile for Palestinian refugees

As I write this piece 47 Palestinians have been shot dead and thousands injured in Gaza by the Israeli army since the beginning of the “Great Return March” on March 30th. The March demands the realization of the right of return of Palestine refugees to the territory from which they were displaced between 1947 and […]

The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action

The English-language Bangkok Post reported on May 5 that the Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe, according to the military there, as long as they stay confined to the camps being set up for them. Myanmar’s current commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told a visiting delegation from the UN Security […]

Families as pawns: Israel pressures Palestinians into exile through foreign spouse visas

Like many young married couples across the world, Claire and her husband have a five-year-plan. But instead of their main concern being how to deal with the imminent arrival of their first child, Claire’s family is facing the very real possibility of expulsion and exile. Like scores of other foreigners married to Palestinians in the […]

Nazi genocide survivor "felt in exile" in Israel

Adri Nieuwhof 19 October 2017 Jacques Bude Adri Nieuwhof Jacques Bude survived the Nazi genocide because he was saved by Belgians as a child. His parents were deported and murdered in Auschwitz. A retired professor, Bude supports the call for a boycott of Israeli universities complicit in the violation of Palestinian rights. He lectured in […]

French Cop in Exile for Posting Pic of ISIS Leader as State Enemy

Andrew AnglinDaily Stormer July 20, 2017 Pfffff. Friggin anti-Semitic racist. ISIS is a great ally of the West and more importantly a great ally of the world’s only democracy, Israel. The fact that they ran over some people with a peace truck or shot up some people in a theatre in France […]

California Lawmakers Raise Minimum Smoking Age from 18 to 21

Unless you’re in the military, Californians will need to be 21 tosmoke if bill becomes law.  If a bill passed by California legislators is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, Californians      would be required to be 21 years of age before smoking. The law would not apply to persons in […]

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