A Jordan-born Palestinian Author, Writing in Maltese, Wins a 2017 European Union Prize for Literature

Arabic Literature (in English)

Last month, Palestinian-Maltese writer Walid Nabhan was named one of the winners of the European Union’s 2017 Prize for Literature:

The EU Prize shifts participating nations annually, with 12 eligible each year. Nabhan was nominated for the prize on the strength of his semi-autobiographical 2013 novel L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji, The Storks’ Exodus.

L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji tells the story of a Palestinian refugee in Malta, and reports say it twines human relationships and politics.

Born in Jordan to a Palestinian family, Nabhan moved to Yugoslavia to study, back to Jordan, where he served time in the army, mostly in the desert, which was where he says he began to think a great deal about poetry.  After that, the writer traveled to Malta, where he became a (somewhat controversial) citizen, publishing books in Maltese as well as translating from Maltese to Arabic.

According to a profile in the Times of Malta

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Paris Mayor Calls For Banning Of Black Only Event In Paris


Anne_Hidalgo,_février_2014With Harvard holding its first black-only graduation this year and various schools creating black only dorms and safe spaces, “separate but equal” seems to be on the resurgence in America (something I wrote about ten years ago).  However, Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has stood firm against all forms of discrimination and barred the black feminist festival in the French capital because it is “prohibited to white people.”  She said that racial discrimination in any form or for any purpose will not be tolerated.

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Yale Gives Graduation Prizes To Two Students At Center Of Controversial Confrontation With Professor


ChristakisYale has been the focus of rising concerns over academic freedom and the treatment of faculty after the appearing of a disturbing videotape showing Yale students abusing Professor Nicholas Christakis who sought to have a civil conversation over an email written by Christakis’ wife.  Two of the students who were most vocal in this controversial confrontation have now reportedly been honored with the Nakanishi Prize selection committee deemed most deserving of a prize for “enhancing race and/or ethnic relations” on campus.

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Bedouins of Egypt


Oro e azzurro, tanti chilometri solo oro e azzurro. Quando ti ritrovi nel bel mezzo del deserto, sono gli unici colori a circondarti, ma non hai mai paura. Nel deserto Egiziano, a sud della penisola del Sinai, i Beduini, abitanti nomadi, vivono tra le dune, il cielo e il vento. Poi in lontananza finalmente il mare #Egitto#

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Discovering Costiera Amalfitana


Una fuga d’amore per vivere la splendida costiera amalfitana, 24h in sella ad una “Piaggio Vespa” alla scoperta delle peculiarità di questa terra lungo una strada che segna uno dei tratti di costa più suggestivi del mar Tirreno. Partiamo da Vietri sul mare famosa per le sue Ceramiche, Cetara, borgo di pescatori. Maiori e Minori, importanti località balneari. Amalfi, antica repubblica Marinara dove si può assaggiare un meraviglioso limoncello. Positano, famosa per lo shopping e per la vita notturna dove i vicoli ospitano boutique di lusso e negozi di artigianato locale, il mare è limpido e i colori sono brillanti. Infine ultima tappa non meno mozzafiato, Sorrento, il paesaggio di giardini e agrumi, le marine e il suggestivo centro storico.53 km di profumi, colori, natura, buona cucina e gente simpatica.

Costiera Amalfitana da scoprire!

Maggio 2017

Antonio e Silvia
A love escape to feel the wonderful “Costiera Amalfitana”, 24h up…

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A meeting with the Ambassador of Portugal in Norway


Recently, while on a trip to Norway, yours truly had the opportunity of calling upon Ms. Clara Nunes dos Santos, the Ambassador of Portugal in Norway.

Despite her busy schedule, she was kind enough to grant an audience to yours truly, who wished to present to her a copy of his book ‘Como Sobreviver Na Selva Empresarial’.

On a day when the skies were a characteristic Norwegian grey, the Embassy of Portugal in Oslo stood out in its dignified glory. Much like the genial and warm people of Portugal, the welcoming interior left one with an inner glow of joy, much akin to a homecoming of sorts.

An informal meeting took place in her exquisitely done up office. She was charm, grace and dignity personified. The frankness with which she spoke and the warmth she exuded was typical of the people of character, resource and rich culture she represents.

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Discover The Many Dangers Of Vaccines and Vaccination


Source: Stop Mandatory Vaccination.com

Vaccination is a medical treatment administered to an otherwise healthy individual. Virtually all other invasive medical interventions occur only once someone has fallen ill. Vaccination, like most medical treatments, can involve some risk. And therefore it should be undertaken only after careful consideration of its risks versus its benefits.

The dangers of vaccines are real, can be substantial and life-long, and for some, life ending. Additionally vaccines:

  • have not been subject to toxicity studies for many of the ingredients such as aluminum and mercury, which are known neurotoxins
  • have not been studied for adverse effects in the combinations in which they’re given (multiple shots in a single day for infants and children)
  • cannot be guaranteed to provide the benefit of immunity for which they are given
  • are used to “prevent” benign childhood diseases, diseases which actually “teach” the immune system how to work properly

Vaccines are “unavoidably…

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Kosakata Bahasa Arab Sehari-hari

The Best Articles Of Collection

1. Seputar bahasa Arab fusha
– kosa kata
– Ungkapan sehari-hari
– Percakapan

2. Seputar bahasa amiyah (pasaran)
– kosa kata
– Ungkapan sehari-hari
– Percakapan

A. Seputar Bahasa Arab Fusha
Bahasa arab Fusha adalah bahasa Al-quran dan hadits. Bahasa ini depergunakan sebagai bahasa tulisan atu bahasa sastra dalam buku, surat kabar, majalah, dalam permasalahan hukum, administrasi , penyusunan puisi (syair) dan prosa, Dalam ceramah-ceramah agama, seminar ilmiah, proses belajar mengajar dan tidak menutup kemungkinan digunakan untuk berkomunikasi. Sebagaiman yang banyak dipelajari di indonesia adalah bahasa arab fusha. Karena bahasa fusha sangat berguna bagi para pencari ilmu, dikarenakan sebagian besar buku-buku ditulis dengan bahasa arab fusha.


B.Arab Ejaan Latin
1 واحد Waahid
2 ثانية Ithnayn
3 ثلاثة thalaathah
4 أربعة Arba’ah
5 خمسة Khamsah
6 ستة Sittah
7 سبعة Sab’ah
8 ثمانية Thamaniyah
9 تسعة Tis’ah
10 عشرة ‘Asyarah
11 إحدى عشر Ihda…

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With eyes to Hezbollah, IDF unveils ‘Lebanese village’ training center

Army breaks ground on first of four new facilities to prepare infantrymen, tanks and combat engineers for urban warfare

Source: With eyes to Hezbollah, IDF unveils ‘Lebanese village’ training center

Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

Day after reports of Trump shouting at Abbas about incitement, former top official dismisses PA claims that it is making ‘social welfare’ payments, saying they are presented as ‘salaries’ in Palestinian budget documents

Source: Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears