Author Archives: Fida Jiryis

About Fida Jiryis

Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer from the Arab village of Fassuta in the Galilee. She is the author of the forthcoming book, '˜My Return to Galilee,' which chronicles her return from the Diaspora to Israel. She can be reached at [email protected]

It is only 20 minutes from my village to the ruins of Iqrit — but 63 years of dispossession

Christian villages in the Galilee were ethnically cleansed in 1948, then demolished. Their former residents live nearby but have never been allowed to return.

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The myth of Israel’s favorable treatment of Palestinian Christians


Last week, Israeli ambassador Michael Oren had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal touting Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Christians. Fida Jiryis responds with her experience as a Christian living in the Galilee dealing with discrimination and the ever present legacy of the Nakba.

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