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suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.09.2012
Where exactly is "The Promised Land"? And what's all the singing about the River Jordan? Isn't it interesting that the River Jordan is sung about by so many people from such diverse backgrounds? It was over three-thousand-years-ago above the River Jordan that Moses looked down upon the promised...
suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.08.2012
Canaan (Kenaan in Hebrew, pronounced Ka-nan/Kan-yan) was the land of milk and honey for the ancient Israelites. It was promised to "them" through biblical prophecy. The English dictionary defines "ken" as a verb meaning "to recognize, discern or admit". "Ken" also refers to "Scots Law" meaning "to...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jul.20.2012
The Biblical figure Abraham was the patriarch of the Israelites. His grandson Jacob became prosperous and ruled over a portion of Canaan territory around 1800 B.C.E. The name of the God of the Israelites was "El Shaddai" or "El". Jacob renamed himself "strength with God", which in ancient Hebrew is...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.10.2012
Yasser Arafat's body will be exhumed. He was poisoned, they say. Besides the rather obviousness of the suspicion, for those who follow Middle East politics there is something quite intriguing about the timing.  It's been eight years. Mahmoud Abbas took over. Hamas became the other force, with the '...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.21.2012
If Alice Walker objects to Israeli treatment of the Palestinian people, not permitting the publication of the ‘The Color Purple’ in Hebrew will not alter anything. There is much to be said about making a statement, and I agree that it is valid in certain cases, but not in this one: “I would...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.16.2012
Asia Minor and Anatolia are the same designation. It is the peninsula between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean and comprises the largest part of Turkey. Scholars believe Ancient Germans migrated from Northern Europe to Anatolia, assimilated with pre-Hittite tribes then later fought for...
adnan-mahmutovic's picture
Sep.23.2011
"Footnotes are inessential at best. At worst they trip up the greater narrative." Over the last two decades, Joe Sacco has helped invent a new genre: comic-book journalism. He’s reported from Sarajevo and Gorazde during the Bosnian War and from the Palestinian Territories during the two...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Sep.22.2011
Whenever a novelist’s biography tells me that he’s “working on a screenplay,” my heart falls. I feel pity for the poor fellow who’s no doubt heading for disappointment (most scripts don’t get made) and for the novel, which exerts such a lesser lure than the glamour of the movies that a perfectly...
leora-skolkin-smith's picture
Sep.10.2011
http://www.fictionstudiobooks.com/Fiction_Studio_Books/Our_Blog/Our_Blog... When I began to think seriously of writing, it was always the most intricate, internal dynamics of characters that kept me coming back to create my fiction, even when I faced having to describe actual geography, and...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Aug.11.2011
Civil disobedience is on the rise. This can be a good thing, as is the case in Israel this summer. Israeli women are risking criminal prosecution by going to the beach. They are taking Palestinian women along to protest decades of dehumanization. Read the full story on my Living in the Heartland...