PURPOSES: to present information about daily life and struggle in the Occupied Territories of Palestine and Gaza, and to present commentary on the news that is not readily available in mainstream media.
A (too personal) word. This is not a blog about my political views. Politics has nothing to do with my support for my Palestinian friends and the Palestinian people in total. That is not quite correct, of course. The issue is political because only a change in the political climate of the United States — a move away from unthinking and indiscriminate political support of Israel — will ever liberate the Palestinians from the crushing, deadly occupation and destruction of the entire fabric of their lives. My support is based on a love of Palestine and its people that has grown since 1989 when a young man from Palestine was a student in my class on the History of American Music at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA, and we had long conversations about his family and his situation as a “man without a country.” My “activism” is based on my understanding of freedom, democracy, and — yes — morality. Period. My hope is to participate in any infinitesimal way I can to help others, especially Americans, to understand the immoral occupation by Israel of Palestine.
(. . . and to make available the work of Palestinian poets, my personal passion . . .)
This is a one-person project. I am a retired college professor with two assets: time, and skill at researching. I welcome suggestions for material to include here, and I welcome comments. This site has already achieved a wider readership than I expected, but you can help it reach even more people – especially Americans.
Thank you. Harold Knight