Painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel's latest venture onto the screen is a controversial adaptation of Rula Jebreal's novelistic memoir of her childhood and youth beginning just around the time of the Nakba, otherwise known as Israel's war of independence.
The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.
"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"
The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a sad ending to her legendary career.
The outrageous attack on the Freedom Flotilla has brought forward both opportunity and necessity for stronger action by the United States to push Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, stop settlement construction, and engage in serious talk.