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Jihad Abaza

A Faraway Neighbor

[Gaza. Image by the author.]

For those of us who have grown up Arab, Palestine is a constant presence. From childhood to adulthood, we hear about the Palestinian cause, from the news, from friends and family, from parents and grandparents, from school, from songs. Palestine is close to our hearts, while its reality is so far away. The land itself feels distant; despite its proximity, one can only dream of seeing it.  If there is a small glimmer of light emerging from the Egyptian revolution, ...

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Jihad Abaza


Jihad Abaza is a student at the American University in Cairo. She has published in Egypt Independent