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Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

I learned of Wiesel’s death through Facebook, and immediately went searching in my old file drawer for a photograph. The photo shows my face, very young and fresh, between the faces of Elie Wiesel and Oprah. I had written an essay for a contest in which we were asked to apply the story of Night … Continue reading Remembering Elie Wiesel, Who Inspired Me To Write About Palestine

Reparation Journey In Iraq

November 4, 2014 "This is community land" says a man herding his cows in this valley. "They have plans" says a farmer about the cement factory being built in this valley. "They are building there, and there, and soon our land will be surrounded. They promised electricity and benefits, but it never came." "Come, let … Continue reading Reparation Journey In Iraq

Unthinkable Thoughts In The Debate About ISIS In Iraq

Iraq Public Health Crisis Speaking Tour Thank you! We have successfully funded this project! Please help us spread the word about this important speaking tour to raise awareness in the U.S. scientific community about the alarming rise in rates of congenital birth defects and cancers in Iraq. Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, a gynecologist at Basra Maternity … Continue reading Unthinkable Thoughts In The Debate About ISIS In Iraq

On Memorial Day, What We Choose To Remember And What We Forget

When Americans forget the stark realities of war, we do a disservice to our veterans, as well as victims whose lives were lost in U.S. military campaigns A Documentary: Fear Not the Path of Truth Ross Caputi’s film chronicles his time as a Marine in the 2nd siege of Fallujah, and investigates the legacy of … Continue reading On Memorial Day, What We Choose To Remember And What We Forget