Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Palestine through different lenses

Today, I have researched, downloaded and examined so many bloody photographs for exhibition that I am starting to loath the upcoming Hebron-Leichhardt festival more than I can express. Nevertheless, these … Continue reading

May 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Consultants, advisors and experts, Oh My!

I spent this morning putting up a new gallery on my home Tenants & Residents Association website, showing the progress of a small piece of local wasteground from a dogshit-smeared … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gaza at Readings

This evening, I faced what I sincerely hope will be my last Gaza: Beneath the Bombs book event in Australia. Those in Sydney and Newcastle were fairly gentle affairs, with … Continue reading

May 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Nakba and gay rights in Palestine and Israel

I spent an interesting Nakba weekend at Temperatures Rising, a conference on Palestinian liberation organised by a collective from CJPP. One of the most fascinating workshops – and, apparently, the … Continue reading

May 17, 2011

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

Research remnants – a few articles

With the research for the new Bradt Guide to Palestine done and dusted, there are a few articles which I came across doing background research that I found especially interesting, … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – Australia events

The Gaza: Beneath the Bombs event at Glee Books in Sydney is now up on their website and tickets are on sale. Details and online purchases here. I’ll also be … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Quoted in… National Geographic China

I was chuffed at the end of last year to find that Voltaire.net had bothered to translate at least one of my articles into both French and Spanish. I’ve seen … Continue reading

March 20, 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

Dreaming of Palestinian food…

Tonight I’m editing together the ‘eating’ section of the Nablus chapter for Bradt’s Palestine guidebook. That means I’m in danger of dribbling on my mother-in-law’s couch, and will have to … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

John Lewis ditches settlement cosmetics

Excellent BDS news: British retailer John Lewis has announced that it will no longer be stocking Ahava Dead Sea products. For the news announcement, see the Independent Middle East Media … Continue reading

January 15, 2011 · 4 Comments

Palestine's women photojournalists

The joys of Twitter… thanks to photographer Lucas Mulder (who has done some wonderful work on the settler-besieged West Bank village of Yanoun), I came across this marvellous blog post … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: Why one should linger in Sebastia

Green Prophet, 4th Janury 2011: The little town of Sebastia, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, was one a major city. Home to successive civilisations from its Canaanite founders … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · Leave a 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

End-of-year stocktake

Here’s my end-of-year, stock-taking kind of post. Yes I’m blogging on Christmas Day, but only because I’m online waiting for my Mum on the other side of the world to … Continue reading

December 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Richard Falk on eyewitness accounts of Palestine

December 21st seems to have been Gaza: Beneath the Bombs‘ lucky day. Nearly a year after it was published it’s easy to feel that all the fuss that has been … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · Leave a comment