The following is the translation of a speech delivered by prominent Israeli author Sami Michael at a conference in Haifa in June 2012. It is a 'cri de coeur' that is full of love and grief. Born and raised in Iraq, Mr. Michael was a political activist and member of the Communist party; when a warrant for his arrest was issued in 1948, he fled to neighboring Iran. Unable to return to Iraq, he immigrated to Israel in 1949. After working as an engineer and as a journalist for the Haifa-based Arabic newspaper Al Itihad, he became an acclaimed novelist who…Read More... | 40 Comments
Haifa University Conference
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTERSubmit
Assault on Gaza
+972 bloggers report on a region under fire during Israel's operation 'Protective Edge.'
The murders that preceded the war in Gaza.
On the challenges facing a growing population of asylum seekers and refugees in Israel.
Reports, maps, infographics and other documents on human rights and democracy.
- MOST READMOST COMMENTED24 HOURS|WEEK|MONTH
Surviving ISIS, surviving winter: A letter from a Yazidi refugee http://t.co/etznWjfJfm
The struggle for Mizrahi recognition isn't limited just to Israel http://t.co/a6zBK7vECU
The Beaten Path: Baha'i Haifa, Banana St. and the ultimate Other http://t.co/K3ecVlD0mn Part 3 of @yuval_ba’s journey
IDF court convicts Palestinian non-violent organizer, EU human rights defender Abdullah Abu Rahmah http://t.co/vMPb5gDUoB
The struggle for Mizrahi recognition isn't limited to Israel http://t.co/a6zBK7vECU http://t.co/1cDwrMBlvr