Ramadan a brief respite from Jerusalem's troubles
Ramadan a beacon of light in Jerusalem
On the first Friday of Ramadan, 10 June, Israel limited entrance to Jerusalem to 30,000 Palestinians holding West Bank IDs.
Ramadan sees the city transformed by light displays, street vendors and fireworks — if only temporarily. Israeli restrictions, however, have left the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem increasingly isolated and prevented tens of thousands of Palestinians from enjoying the evening’s events.
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Friday Gathering is an in-depth exploration of the living conditions of low-income migrant workers. They reside in extremely humble accommodations that border high-end neighborhoods and landmark architecture. These workers literally live on the margins of society, but play a key role in shaping and maintaining its physical environment.
Since the oil boom in the 1970’s, Kuwait has relied on a growing workforce in all sectors. To meet this growing demand, Kuwait relies heavily on migrant workers who often existing outside of labor laws. According to Human Rights Watch, migrant workers constitute 2 million of Kuwait’s population of 2.9 million, including more than 600,000 domestic workers.
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A glass of apricot
What do you mean by a glass of apricot? Apricots grow on trees. You find the on a fruit stall, or hanging from a tree. You are supposed to eat them, not drink them. And is it called Amr Aldeen? Why is it orange and why does the bottle have a picture of an apricot on it? Does it glow at night? Are you supposed to eat it? Don’t they also say “a glass of Amr Aldeen”.
Why do you serve apricot in a glass during Ramadan? Why we drink something called “the moon”?
People ask all the questions I had when I was young. It was almost Ramadan – next week, then the day after tomorrow, then tomorrow.
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