Category Archives: 2010 Mondo Awards Entries

Inspire us! Mondo Awards 2011, a call for entries

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Annual call for essays that inspire people with hopeful answers to Middle East conflict

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Top Prize Mondo Award Winner, Gaza Series: ‘From Beneath’

This morning we’re rolling out two more Mondo Awards for inspiring work published over the new year 2 months back. Today we feature two young writers from Gaza who wrote for our Gaza series, Gaza Two Years Later. Rawan Yaghi’s … Continue reading

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Entry 34: As a Christian and idealist, I nominate George Khoury of Sabeel

Entry 34 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a nomination of George Khoury, board member of Sabeel. Palestinian Christian George Khoury said he has gone through a “hell of a history.” When he was 6 years old, he … Continue reading

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Entry 33: The spirit of resistance

Entry 33 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a poem by a regular commenter at this site, yourstruly. where and when did it begin? on the plains of east africa in the middle pleistocene? or was it only … Continue reading

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Entry 32: ‘The Prison Called Gaza,’ a play

Entry 32 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a play. We have included some of the author’s stage directions and notes to self. CAST OF 6….ALL GAZANS GRANDMOTHER….AGE UNDETERMEND….70? ABDUL…AGE 40 WIFE OF ABDUL..AGE 40

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Entry 31: I nominate Furkan Dogan, inspired by Gaza

Entry 31 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a nomination of Furkan Dogan, an American-Turkish citizen killed on the Mavi Marmara on Mary 31, 2010. The author, who lives in Turkey, wishes to use only his first name. … Continue reading

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Entry 30: Haiku for Hanin

Entry 30 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a nomination of Hanin Zoabi, a member of the Israeli Knesset.  Hanin Zoabi braved the waters of Gaza and of the Knesset.

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Entry 29: What do you do/if you are a Jew

Entry 29 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest was read aloud by the author (left) at the celebration of International Day of Peace on September 21, 2010 at the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas (photo … Continue reading

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Entry 28: I nominate Aya Kaniuk and Tamar Goldschmidt

Entry 28 in the Mondo Awardsend-of-year Inspire-us contest is the nomination by Hazel Kahan of Aya Kaniuk and Tamar Goldschmidt: I must bring to your attention Aya and Tamar, the two brave, stalwart, indefatigable Israeli women of Mahsanmilim who report … Continue reading

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Entry 27: Motherhood in Palestine

This is Entry 27 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The author gives her bio at the bottom. Just because I cannot keep My child away From the battlefield Outside our door

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Entry 26: Gaza Riviera

This is Entry 26 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The author also wrote our first Entry. Gaza-ing through the bullet-lit sky I wonder why I ignored the cries from this place Where my feet now stand Where even … Continue reading

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Entry 25: Haiku for Rebecca

This is Entry 25 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. R. Vilkomerson has worked steadily to bring BDS to life

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Entry 24: Who is a Jew? Who is not a Jew?

This is Entry 24 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. According to the Israeli chief rabbinate, a Jew is a person known to be a Jew. They apply the reasoning that errs on the side of “putting a fence … Continue reading

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Entry 23: I nominate Mustafa, Zochrot, Emily, Norman…

This is Entry 23 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The author nominates several: Mustafa Barghouti for his secularism, common sense and for standing up for ordinary Palestinians. Because he knows what is right and that his people deserve … Continue reading

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Entry 22: Deborah Fink of J-BIG

This is Entry 22 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The author is secretary of Americans AGAINST Apartheid UK We would like to nominate our personal hero, Deborah Fink, a UK activist (as well as a talented soprano and … Continue reading

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Entry 21: Hakenkreuz and Davidstern

This is Entry 21 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The writer says that he wrote this letter last June 17, 2010, and circulated it widely. A public response to New York Times columnist Roger Cohen On June tenth, … Continue reading

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Entry 20: Am I a Jew?

This is Entry 20 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. In 1994 a man wrote me asking if I was a Jew. My answer was, I do not adhere to the Judaic religion, observe Jewish rituals or live in … Continue reading

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Entry 19: Israel, an Elegy

This is Entry 19 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. The writer has asked to use only one name. I live in the US now, a country I threw my lot with well over 30 years ago. Though I … Continue reading

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Entry 18: Why I argued with the ambassador

This is Entry 18 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. When I was a freshman in high school, I decided it would be a good idea to start an argument with Israel’s ambassador to Korea. For some reason, when … Continue reading

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Entry 17: Peggy Gish and her late husband Art Gish– they walk the talk

This is Entry 17 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. Over thirty years ago Art and Peggy Gish started standing in the front of the Athens Ohio County Court House on every Monday. They began this tradition with a … Continue reading

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Entry 16: With thunderous resolution and intention, I say I am ‘Mizrahi’!

This is Entry 16 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. On the last day of my recent trip to Israel/Palestine, the question I dreaded most finally came and I think I was finally ready to engage it. “What exactly … Continue reading

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Entry 15: The day Mahmoud Darwish asked for my hand in marriage

This is Entry 15 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. Taxi is a pseudonym for a regular commenter on this site.   Perhaps it is time to confess I really am a female despite my use of the blogname … Continue reading

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Entry 14: Mad props to the proud young Jews who heckled Netanyahu

This is Entry 14 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. It is a nomination of five young Jews who heckled Netanyahu last month. Monday morning, November 8, 2010. I turned on my computer and checked my email. A message … Continue reading

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Entry 13: This is the article I am sick of reading

This is Entry 13 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. Rick Burgess first posted this piece on his site on the day of the flotilla attack last spring. This is the article I am sick of reading. This is … Continue reading

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Entry 12: For Norman Finkelstein– A conversion story

This is Entry 12 in the Mondo Awards end-of-year Inspire-us contest. A regular commenter at this site, occupyresist, asks that we preserve her anonymity, and she nominates scholar-author Norman G. Finkelstein. I was wrapping up a degree in Chicago. My … Continue reading

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