A leader buried, a dream repressed

Last year, I wrote the following short piece about my memories of being at Arafat’s funeral.

Today marks ten years from that day.

Too much to say than what I can say right now–about what the last decade has brought for Palestinians and Israelis, and what the current escalation points to.

I’m only able, right now, to offer what I wrote about Arafat’s funeral last year, and continue to hope and work and build towards a better future for everyone who was in the Muqata that day as their leader (and the symbol of their dreams) was buried, and for all Israelis and all Palestinians.

You can read the post here: https://donkeysaddle.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/what-happened-to-arafat/

Sami Al Jundi and I outside the Muqata in Ramallah after Arafat's funeral

Sami Al Jundi and I outside the Muqata in Ramallah after Arafat’s funeral

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