Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Kindred Times and Future Goodbyes

A few weeks ago, I went to an abandoned shell of a building in Tel Aviv to cover a show called “Kindred Times and Future Goodbyes” for Juxtapoz Magazine. It was put on by arguably the best artists in that town’s street art scene – Know Hope, Klone, Zero Cents, and Foma. Know Hope put […]

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Using the Holocaust to Sell Double Glazing?

With adverts like this for Israeli telecommunications company cellcom, you might as well be. Or am I being overly moralistic about this? The tag line at the end says “After all, we’re what are we all after? Just a bit of fun.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210H8wavqbc] Activists in the West Bank village of Bi’lin staged their own mock […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Palestinians Are Losing the PR War

“Your coverage of the Gaza Holocaust continues to appear biased. How can you be so cruel? don’t you have children yourselves? Why do you carry on giving the Israel officials airtime and refuse similar time to Palestine officials? What about interviewing doctors/ UN Officials/ journalists in Gaza? Why have you not tried to send someone […]

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Police Get Shirty At London Gaza Protests

“If you don’t move, we’ll move you!” “Press!” The line of fluorescent yellow police officers pushed. A sea of bodies wavered, toppled, then crashed on the Kensington street. “Angela!!!” I was holding on to the tripod. The camera and cameraman had long since vanished to another part of the steadily advancing police line. I grabbed […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Israel Attacks Gaza, Killing Hundreds of People

27th and 28th December 2008. Israeli warplanes dropped a payload of over 100 tonnes of bombs on security sites in the Gaza strip. Hamas security sites. Hamas targets. Hamas weapons warehouses. A police station. Hamas commanders’ homes. At least 270 dead. Over 600 wounded. “The Mideast conflict’s bloodiest assault in decades”. For their part Hamas […]

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

"I'm Sick Of Coping": Life In the Gaza Strip

With the siege of Gaza showing no signs of abating, life — or a semblance of — goes on in the world’s sunniest open prison. Hatem was telling me about his friend Abdullah Zarandah, a 22-year-old cancer sufferer. He needed drugs… treatment… something that required permission and coordination to travel to Israel or Egypt for […]

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Life In Gaza

The first impression a foreigner gets upon entry into Gaza via the Erez crossing to the north is the smell of a desolate landscape. Following that is the stark contrast between the lush greenery and ever-constant agribusiness on the Israeli side and the bombed-out patch of land that greets you upon entry into North Gaza. […]