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Mena Massoud ‘Doesn’t Understand the Politics’ of Claiming Middle Eastern Food as Israeli by Farah Khairat

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

To claim and support these foods as Israeli, is to contribute to the ongoing cultural genocide of Palestine. It is on Massoud, and everyone else who is complacent and contributes to this ignorance to do better, and to recognise their wrongs when called out. It is crucial, because the impact of these choices, in particular for people who are in the spotlight, go beyond their individual choice, and can influence thousands either negatively, or positively.

Continue reading at https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/05/27/mena-massoud-doesnt-understand-the-politics-of-claiming-middle-eastern-food-as-israeli/

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Palestinian Stories of Siege and Thyme by Dr. Samah Jabr

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My practice in the mental health clinic of Ramallah where I see many rural people has taught  me much about the local myths about our natural plants and herbs… Most Palestinians are farmers who simply want to live productively on their land, but are not allowed to because of Israeli practices and discriminatory laws of land confiscation, expansion of settlements, wall-building and sanctioned state and settler violence and intimidation.  Among other things, Palestinians are very fond of their food. We have several inspiring myths that affirm the supra healing power of Palestinian wild weeds and herbs… The role of food in human life becomes more important in an ethno-political conflict, especially in the face of a national genocide.

Continue reading at http://www.onislam.net/english/culture-and-entertainment/traditions/439160-stories-of-siege-and-thyme.html

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