This personal blog is composed of publications and writings since my return to Palestine in the summer of 2012. “The writing’s on the Wall” seeks to further discussion of human rights in current events emphasizing spatial justice and decolonization. A walk alongside the Wall (depicted in one of my first posts for this site) clarifies the literal interpretation of the idiom. Along with graffiti artists, in 2004 the International Court of Justice (the main judicial arm of the UN) determined the Wall and its apparatuses illegal, recommending their dismantlement.
In another sense, “the writing’s on the Wall” refers to Palestinians’ compounding tragedy. The inhumanity is blatant, but the means aren’t always so. This blog attempts to demonstrate the connection between the visible (Wall) and the less-tangible (legislation, nature parks, cultural appropriation) mechanisms for dispossession and control. The question of Palestine has produced at least one answer: Institutionalized inequality is doomed to fail. Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
Essentially, this blog is a space for curating critical and practical ideas on just solutions. Participation is key. Collaboration is an asset. Please keep me honest by engaging with articles and posts, and do get in touch for proposing co-productions.
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