Author: Musical Intifada

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Mohammed Al Qiq’s suspends second hunger strike

Mohammed Al Qiq, 34-year-old Palestinian journalist and political prisoner, made headlines last year with a hunger strike against his detention in 2016, which lasted 94 days. After calls from many human rights organisations, Al Qiq eventually made it out of prison alive. Rearrested On January 15th this year, Israeli occupation forces arrested Al Qiq again. They nabbed him while returning...

Palestinian documentary wins Silver Bear Award at Berlinale 2017

Berlinale 2017, the annual film festival, resulted in a Silver Bear Award for Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni in the category ‘best documentary’ . His winning film is “Istiyad Ashbah” (Ghost Hunting), and portrays the trauma of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli captivity. Having spent time as a youth in an Israeli occupation jail as a political prisoner himself, he knows all...

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Six reviews heap praise on new Doc Jazz release It Takes Love

Reviews from several websites of independent music have lauded Doc Jazz’s new release of the soul-ballad ‘It Takes Love’.  In this article, you will find links to all these reviews, and short summaries of their commentaries. Doc Jazz first released ‘It Takes Love’ in May 2015, but he has recorded a new version, joined by American vocalist Toy Matthews. She...

cilantro or coriander

The appreciation of art and the cilantro effect

Cilantro, also known as coriander. In Arabic, it’s called kuzbara. I love this stuff. However, two of my children can’t stand the taste of it, while they are not difficult eaters. In fact, none of our three kids are. Scientific research has revealed that liking or disliking kuzbara has a genetic component, which makes it taste like ‘soap’ to about...