Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Edinburgh exhibits Nakba memorial plans

Electronic Intifada, 10th October 2013 Omar Mohammad is sensitive to the danger that to create a monument to something is to place it in the past, to declare it to … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: British Mandate in Palestine – upcoming exhibition at the Brunei Gallery

Electronic Intifada, 21st May 2012: The project drew on testimonies from various people who had memories of the British Mandate period. Among the stories of arrests, house demolitions and hangings … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: A guide to Nablus

From Red Pepper magazine, February 2012 Leaving behind Ramallah and Bethlehem, with their expat communities and religious tour groups, what of the West Bank’s other cities? Sleepy desert Jericho? Hebron, … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: 10 Highlights of Palestine

Guardian Travel, 18th November 2011 Being woken at 4.30am is rarely a plus. But heard from the Cinema Jenin guesthouse in the city centre, in a cool, clear dawn, the … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Palestinian Christians protest Anglican chief’s occupation blindspot

Electronic Intifada, 29th July 2011 The archbishop’s comments attracted a rapid and angry response from senior Palestinian Christians. In a public letter to Williams, Naim Ateek, head of the Jerusalem-based … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Tutu boosts Murdoch-battered BDS campaign in Sydney

Electronic Intifada, 5th July 2011 At a small ceremony on 7 June in Marrickville, a Sydney suburb, local mayor Fiona Byrne was presented with a letter of support from the … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Israel appropriating historical sites for colonial ends

Electronic Intifada, 18th April 2011: Maale Adumim is apparently, like some of the Etzion Bloc settlements (which are increasingly selling themselves as wine tourism destinations), seeking to add heritage tourism … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Aboriginal Peoples Lose Rights and Mineral Rich Land in Northern Territory Intervention

From The WIP, April 2011: “It wasn’t our dream to come and eat at the white man’s table, to work for the white man as a slave,” says Reverend Dr … Continue reading

April 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: New ban creates uncertainty for Palestinians working in Israeli Settlements

The WIP, 4th February 2011 The past few weeks have brought confusion and uncertainty for many of the estimated 40-50,000 West Bank Palestinians who work in illegal Israeli settlements. Are … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: Nablus' Women’s Corner Offers Palestinian Women Solutions in the Changing Economy

The WIP, 4th January 2011: Across the West Bank the sound of construction work seems incessant. The grind of diggers and the steady thud of pile drivers reverberate around cities … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: How Europe aids the Occupation – David Cronin interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 20th December 2010 In his new book Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, journalist David Cronin traces the intricacies of the relationship between the State of Israel … Continue reading

December 20, 2010 · 3 Comments

New article: Sebastia's living community sidelined for ancient ruins

Electronic Intifada, 8th November 2010: “I have in my possession two leaflets about Sebastia, an outrageously pretty little West Bank village which you’d never guess was once a major city, … Continue reading

November 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

New article: Jerusalem center promotes Palestinian heritage

Electronic Intifada, 21st October 2010 “I very much want this place to continue being a bit of Palestinian heritage,” says Huda Imam. “A place for people to come and research … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

New article: Trying to watch the stars in the Palestinian desert

From Electronic Intifada, 11th October 2010: “As we pull off into the entrance signposted Wadi Qelt (with the Arabic script obscured by spray-paint), Ahmed swears ripely as we nearly hit … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · Leave a comment