Worried Lebanese

thought crumbs on lebanese and middle eastern politics

Now I know what was missing in honouring of Israel by the International book fair in Paris

Posted by worriedlebanese on 21/08/2008

When I heard about the death of Mahmoud Darwish a couple of days ago, I checked out his biography on the net, and that’s where I discovered that he was born in Israel, and he was politically active in Israel until he was deprived of his nationality by the Israeli government when he was studying abroad. 

This is a fact that was neither highlighted by the Arab nor the Israeli press. I wonder if the poet had really written about this dual identity that he has, as an Israeli-Palestinian.

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