As you return home, to your home, think of others
(do not forget the people of the camps).
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others
(those who have nowhere to sleep).
As you liberate yourself in metaphor, think of others
(those who have lost the right to speak).
As you think of others far away, think of yourself
(say: “If only I were a candle in the dark.”)
From “Think of Others” by Mahmoud Darwish, from Almond Blossoms and Beyond, © Interlink Books, 2010, translated by Mohammed Shaheen
«How low can we sink in our choosing to go along with the herd, wicked and enjoyable in its own right? What nadir must we reach before the young people are shocked about what their parents and grandparents did and stop imitating them, an emulation that is also an upgrade of sorts. Let us allow ourselves a minute of optimism, and assume that the question will be asked before it is too late»
Haaretz, April 8, 2018, I Was Just Following Orders : What Will You Tell Your Children?
With Makram Khoury, Yael Abecassis, Clara Khoury, Amos Gitaï & Musicians Bruno Maurice, Vahid Mazdeh, Madeleine Pougatch, Louis Sclavis, Kioomars Musayyebi