My Documentary ‘As It Happened’

It is an amazing feeling finally completing my documentary. There I was at Aida Refugee Camp in the West Bank, Palestine and in a situation where there was a creative opportunity to capture an important story. With my DLSR, I took it upon myself to capture this small echo so that the world can have…

An Aussie Intern in Israel

From the soundless alarm made from the gentle, orange sunrise piercing through the giant tree outside my bedroom window that form shapes on the wall to the random crazy man shouting for no apparent reason on the side of the street. The impolite service, the politics, history, feeling lost in the maze of an unknown…

I Shall Not Hate

Book Review Izzeldin Abuelaish I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey On The Road To Peace And Human Dignity ISBN: 978-1-4088-2209-8 I found myself in a fairly difficult situation when I initially encountered this book. That staunch determinism in the face of such horrendous circumstances came to me as being both admirable and inspirational…

Evil: The Book of Isaiah

It is our society that shapes and dictates standards of morality and how we should behave, creating prohibitions based on ethical definitions often aligned with its own best interests. What one nation or community could view as grossly immoral may by another’ standards be considered moral, i.e., female circumcision, thus moral and ethical behaviour is…

Amalia

“We’re in this together,” Layan whispered, looking suspiciously around her with paranoid eyes. I watched her scheming, holding the ladle up near her chin as she walked slowly around the tent plotting her next move. She has lost her mind. “Yes, indeed, we will say that it was an accident!” “There is no we in this,”…

Mona

She tilted her head sideways, observing how the silk fabric accentuates her glossy lips. ‘I look good,’ she thought rather surprised as she rolled her head over to the other side. She managed through the rubble of stuff to take several steps back despite the tight space, her clothes and shoes spread across bed and…