While Royals get married, so do Palestinian political rivals
Published April 28th, 2011 - 11:12 GMT
Hamas and Fatah make love not war; Where to watch the film about the split Palestinian- Israeli, fully Palestinian theater activist killed recently by Israeli State; the gripes with Twitter; and are pro-democracy Arabs traitors to their countries?
"Exciting news coming in from Cairo tonight: Fatah and Hamas, to the surprise of almost everyone, have come to an agreement to resolve all their issues and create a government of national unity.
Fantastic news for everyone who has spent the last four years lamenting the worst catastrophe to befall the Palestinian people since 1948, the total division of the Palestinian people and the exhaustion of so much effort and dignity in trying to fight each other rather than the common enemy, Israel."
Jordan's cultural scene is ripe with the opportunity to catch all the latest hitting our screens and twitterspheres: Here's the film talked of on one of the pair of Palestinian activists killed in the West Bank this month (this one the half Jewish/ Israeli, not the Italian); and introducing 'cultural heritage'.
"It had been ages since I last went to Al-Balad theatre, so last night I ambled over to check out a screening called “Arna’s Children” by Juliano Mer Khamis.
Juliano was an Israeli* Jew of Christian Arab heritage who established the ‘Freedom Theatre’ in Jenin, and was murdered for it in that city on April 4th."
Much like when email was a brand new concept- and email threads annoyed the hell out of people... Here are some pet hates and gripep emerging from these new media:
"1- When people mention me on tweets I have nothing to do with and all tweeps in the tweet keep me in the conversation even though I’m not adding to it."
"In the last couple of weeks we have seen those that are pro-regime call the protesters in Syria as Traitors and conspirators against their country. I have been stunned to hear from a couple of people that I talked to (some are family members) that what the regime is doing is just because these people (protesters) want to destroy the country. They call them "mukharebeen" that is people that sabotage, vandalize and to put it simply, terrorists. They say those that attack public goods like buildings and such deserve what they are getting."