To Yonoosh, the Sometime Poet Fan of Ahed Tamimi
למשורר שאהד את עאהד תמימי.
A beautiful soul, 71-years-old, did something terrible
When the proud people of Israel
Cursed him again
He gave them an apology.
He was born into this and in his apology
Were more than 100 years of Zionist education and acculturation.
And when the story of this struggle is told
You, Yehonatan Geffen
Like Ahed Tamimi who did not apologize
For slapping Goliath,
Will be with
Goldstone and Gal Gadot,
While she will be with
Those who fought for Palestine and freedom.
The original —
A beautiful 17-year-old girl did something terrible
When a proud Israeli officer
Invaded her home again
She gave him a slap.
She was born into this and in this slap
Were 50 years of occupation and humiliation.
And when this story of struggle will be told
You Ahed Tamimi
Like David who slapped Goliath.
You will be right there with
Jeanne D’Arc, Hannah Senesh and Anne Frank.
Yehonatan Geffen from his Instagram page.
Translated from the Hebrew by Ira @abushalom Glunts