On March 23rd a New York City Councilman, Kalman Yeger, representing District 44 in Brooklyn tweeted:
Palestine does not exist. There, I said it again.
The aftermath of the tweet resulted in rebukes and calls for an apology from Mayor Bill DiBlasio, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Attorney General Letitia James and other elected officials. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson removed Yeger from NYC’s Immigration Council, and there has been strong public reaction on Twitter, social media, and by news outlets here in New York and around the country.
I’ve lived in Brooklyn for 18 years and while this is unique…
(Originally Written in 2009, Read/Performed in 2011. Updated now…wait now! Now!)
The sun is ascending. The brown, rocky hues of the desert in the south of Jordan swirl by on the right side of highway 65, to the left the blue-green-brown wash of the Dead Sea.
It is 2009 and I’m concluding an 8-day writing residency, which began in Amman and then brought me to the desert in the south of Jordan. …
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