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Archive for December, 2008

The day I was called a zionist 15

Today was many things. Today was fun, was lovely was dramatic and quiet.

But today I got called a Zionist. And for a Palestinian that’s more than an insult.

I got called that because I said that “I hate Hamas and Hezbulla as I hate Zionist Israelis” on my Facebook status.

And I do hate all three and hundreds of other violent parties/states whom believe that violence is the solution to every problem there is.

Hamas and its leaders decide to sacrifice life and precious Palestinian life every day. You can call it resistance. You can call them heroes. You can call them anything but read this.

I refused to be naive, I am disgusted by anyone using only George Bush’s idiotic thinking that “if you are not with us you are against us” which seems to be the case today with all the terror that is happening in Gaza.

I stand by all the civilians who didn’t choose to die for Hamas’s mistakes. Even if they elected them out of despair few years back.

I refuse the term “casualties of war” used by the killing Israeli/US machine. Everyone knows how condensed the population in Gaza are. And how ridiculous it is to say that they are targeting Hamas.They waged a war against the Palestinian Population.

Hamas knows this as well as the Israelis when they launch their rockets. They know how disproportionate the Israeli force will be. And still they decide to sacrifice everyone else for it. That is never justified to me either.

Goodbye 2008 – Bad Hair Year! 2

A reflection 2

Been reflecting about my premature come back from Canada 2.5 years ago continuously all through since then. For all the mix of reasons I thought of then when I made the decision, coupled with the numerous disappointments the move brought with it; I thought I’d be forever haunted by that decision. The big what if?

Recently however, I came into a self discovery that stopped this thread of thought forever I think.

I discovered that my heart was and forever will be in Amman.

And no matter what Canada, the US or the west offered. Its here in Amman where I want to make it. Turned out not a 50-50 of a great life. More like 40-60 with the latter for Amman.

This discovery brought peace into my mind and regardless of any future decisions to move or not. I know I will always come back to Amman and its where I will grow old amongst family and friends.

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