On June 3, Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak completed 80 days of a grueling hunger-strike; a miracle in Lebanon.. kind of; an Arabs Got Talent update; and a Syrian writer sees the pros and cons of American politics
Hungry sportsmen : when a footballer's strikes are not for the goal, then we know there's a problem on the pitch. Like wtih South Africa's apartheid cricket boycotts , when politics starts to infiltrate the heart of sport, maybe then people will pay attention to the problem for Palestinians' land let alone pitches.
The war on Palestinian soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak
Mahmoud Sarsak was crossing the border just to play soccer but," was arrested by Israeli soldiers in July 2009 while en route to join the national team in the West Bank."
His imprisonment and hunger strike hit Palestinians right in their pride because few things are more important than their national soccer team.
"As a child growing up in Gaza, I remember playing soccer in few minute increments, braving Israeli military curfews, risking arrests, injury and even death. Somehow, in a very crowded refugee camp, soccer becomes tantamount to freedom."
Ink on the Side
A Miracle in Lebanon
One special night; one moment in time. The people of Beirut are visited by a glowing angel.
This blogging cartoonist has fun with the with the frustrating aspects of life in Lebanon
Arabs Got Talent 2 - 9th Episode
Did Lord Gaga X bomb and did Shama Hamdan shine?
"Tonight, the 3rd LIVE episode of Arabs Got Talent 2 proved that not all talents can go a step further."
"The more I read the major works of political scholars and theorists, the more I realized the richness, depth and sophisticated scope of these outstanding writings. I was equally impressed by the erudite debates on all issues politic in America.
However, my experience with actual politics and policies as practiced by the political establishment of the United States was completely different. It practically led me to a grand disenchantment with their political system. "