Author Archives: Laila El-Haddad

‘The Good Wife’ takes on Israel/Palestine, Islamophobia and the Israel lobby

The CBS hit “The Good Wife” premiered its third season Sunday night with a story largely about Palestinian/Israeli politics, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian bigotry, and the Israel lobby. I say largely because there is an unexpected (and largely anti-climactic) twist at … Continue reading

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Not to be a buzzkill– but what Rafah opening does and doesn’t mean

The big story of the week has been the much-acclaimed re-opening of the torturous Rafah Crossing.  It had been operating intermittently, if at all, and for limited categories of people for more than 4 years now.  For what seemed like … Continue reading

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Cokie’s in Hadassah, Nelson’s in the Haggadah (and Israel’s in the West Bank)

With no accountability, context or synthesis to Palestine, Cokie Roberts’s husband Steve Roberts explains to an NPR interviewer that the politics of Zionism replaced Judaism/ Religion for Eastern European immigrants (though that question wasn’t the intention of the interview, they … Continue reading

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Palestine calling

Over the past few weeks, I was asked a lot of questions, but perhaps none more than -what about Palestine? Why aren’t the youth rising up there? Besides the fact that Palestine is a different paradigm altogether-what with an Israeli … Continue reading

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Exclusive excerpt from Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between

Laila El-Haddad’s new book, Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between, follows El-Haddad’s life and work from 2004-2010, and includes great reportage from and about Gaza, Palestinian life, several pieces of poetry; a live-tweeted text from Cairo Airport, … Continue reading

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