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Dissident Voice - 2020-01-15 - Original post - cached version

I’m watching the Pacific heave up a king tide in the tiny town of Waldport on the Oregon Coast. Houses right above the beach line are now soaked, their back and front yards littered with driftwood, logs and tree stumps.

And water. The power of that expanding ocean and the rising tides...

Sami Bedouin - 2015-07-10 - Original post - cached version

I saw the flicker, the glimmering haze shooting and then hitting the jeep broken, illuminating a strong beam that lit the hill opposite. It was a few minutes after the sunset, almost dark at that late summer day. I knew …

Sami Bedouin - 2015-07-01 - Original post - cached version

This story is of a Canadian woman who prefers to stay anonymous:  ………………………………………………..                  My story:  First, let me explain the whole matter from a personal viewpoint simply because my awareness of Palestine and the …

Sami Bedouin - 2015-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Booom! And I felt the earthquake under my butt. I jumped up like crazy and the sand was sprayed on the food table that was laid between us! Unbelievable! Even right now I don’t know how did that happen; a …

Sami Bedouin - 2015-02-08 - Original post - cached version

“What are you doing in heaven’s sake?” My mom shouted at me and rushed to slap me on my head before I jumped running away. “Are you crazy? You are burning souls.” “Souls? They are just damned ants.” I retaliated. “No, …

Sami Bedouin - 2015-01-19 - Original post - cached version

“Our death is our wedding with eternity.  What is the secret? “God is One.” Rumi (Don’t be so afraid to die) Until it’s our time (Don’t be so afraid to die) It’s our time, ’til it’s our time (Cause we’ll …

Sami Bedouin - 2015-01-10 - Original post - cached version

For a long time I have felt that I need to scream beyond my small world, beyond the school I teach in, beyond the tiny village I live in to the open free world. I have felt suffocated and needed …

Sami Bedouin - 2014-12-02 - Original post - cached version

In their endeavor to beautify occupation and killing the children, to legitimize the Gaza siege and starving a whole people of ethnically cleansed refugees (over 73% of the peopole living in Gaza are ethnically cleansed in 1948), the zionists are …

Sami Bedouin - 2014-10-15 - Original post - cached version

I was lying in bed in front of the tent playing with the crystal clean sand of the desert. Everything was deadly silent and I was just gazing vacantly at the horizon, up the dune onto the gleaming halo of …

Sami Bedouin - 2014-09-17 - Original post - cached version

In early 1998, I was asked by a Palestinian “friend” if I can do an “academic” research for a Palestinian “Human Rights” organization about the suicide bombers. They were looking for an “academician” who can formulate a “coherent” study of …

Sami Bedouin - 2012-03-23 - Original post - cached version

A few days ago, I was in a local school. While I was talking to a teacher, a student (probably 14 years old) approached politely and asked: “Uncle, do you have a lighter?”, and I knowing of smoking students asked …

Sami Bedouin - 2011-08-18 - Original post - cached version

“Woe for a nation that eats from what it doesn’t plant and wears from what it doesn’t sew”    Chinese wisdom. And this is how in a few decades China turned out from a feudal country into the first industrial country …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-12-04 - Original post - cached version

The Carmel Forest near Haifa city blazed in fire for a week  and the unstopped wildfire has resulted in 42 deaths and the burning of over 650 hectares of pine trees. Despite the regional and international firefighting teams and modern …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-09-04 - Original post - cached version

He held my head in his hands and said smiling: “Are you ready to sell your head?”, and knowing the trick and who he was, I said “No, never!!” But he added: “We need people like you who speak and …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-09-02 - Original post - cached version

This is not the first time I write of Shalit, but it is the first time I would ever write of Hamid (the bedouin) my own uncle. No one would understand the Shalits’ sorrow and pain (specially the mother) but …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-08-28 - Original post - cached version

Reading between the lines is a special art that needs the sixth sense to guess of what is untold, what is hidden deep behind the words, but the more important is to reconstruct (after deconstructing the elements into its basic …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-08-28 - Original post - cached version

In 1997-8, the suicide bombing operations that were done by the Palestinian uprising youths were at their top scale. The zionist society then was in horror anticipating when and where the next operation is going to happen. I remember at that time, late in the evening, a jewish friend came...

Sami Bedouin - 2010-07-02 - Original post - cached version

My heart is aching, and even bleeds, Of a “chosen” people, and their greeds. In the name of the bible, they do evil deeds, of killing and shilling, an’ burning the fields. . Why in the Satan? Do I have …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-06-22 - Original post - cached version

– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly. – “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door. It was stifling hot and I was sweating all …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-06-13 - Original post - cached version

This title could be provocative and even insulting but this is the very topic of the Egyptian media nowadays in its endeavor to divert the Egyptian mainstream’s attention away from the real issues they face daily !!!! The Egyptians are masters in fabricating timed trifles of news !! However,...

Sami Bedouin - 2010-06-01 - Original post - cached version

What else you would add to this tragedy? What words would do in front of these zionist criminals? Vacation, Vacation! And the summer is coming! What bothers the Zionist mentality now is not the crime itself, is not this horrible …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Two years ago, my brother went to visit a friend of him in a neighboring refugee camp and when he came back he was pale and sad. I aske him what happened and he told me that he didnt find …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-03-15 - Original post - cached version

What? The beach? I love it, I love swimming and skiing. Oh, that’s wonderful!!! The hell!! What wonderful is in that? Why in God’s sake is everything bound to gloom with me? Should I blame myself for not being one …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-02-14 - Original post - cached version

This story happened more than 70 or 80 years ago, in the Galilee Heights, during the British occupation “Mandate” to Palestine, a long time before we had the “honor” to host our “cousins’ the jews. There, in one of the …

Sami Bedouin - 2010-01-12 - Original post - cached version

One day I was standing by the window gazing vacantly and smoking at the lunch break at work, when a colleague came and stood by me without me noticing her. I was looking out blankly and she was, probably, looking …

Sami Bedouin - 2009-12-28 - Original post - cached version

I don’t know how can a normal person work as an interrogator!! How can he have his breakfast without remembering those hanged the whole night to come and start a new round with them!! How can he sleep with his …

Sami Bedouin - 2009-12-03 - Original post - cached version

67 years of the UNRWA history of directing and managing the disaster of the Palestinian refugees should be studied again in a different way than the hypocritical one of the UN !!! 67 years of the Palestinian misery that is …

Sami Bedouin - 2009-11-13 - Original post - cached version

I cant see but Palestinian bantustans in the West Bank (sorry Historic Yesrael), and this is at the meantime before the zionists double the number of their settlers again. In 1993, after 26 year of occupying the West Bank,  the …

Sami Bedouin - 2009-10-24 - Original post - cached version

I still remember that evening like a fresh dream; I was barely twelve, such a little boy to know what was going on. It was a very cold evening of late November, the sky was serene blue with a few high white clouds. I put on a warm sweater under the tall leather jacket I received from my sweet...

Sami Bedouin - 2009-10-03 - Original post - cached version

Sometimes it’s stupid to act smart, as the same, it’s smart to act stupid, but it depends on how and when to act accordingly as the Americans say “to know when, to say when” !!! Unlike the Americans, the British …

Sami Bedouin - 2009-09-07 - Original post - cached version

“If every simple cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is a part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA. If a Jew needs a liver, can you …

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