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Thoughts, Stories and Randomness from the mind of a writer



Israel UEFA Demonstration

This actually happened last year, but a recent post has kicked me into action, so I want to do this. On September 9th 2015, I went with my family to Cardiff, on the day of the Wales vs. Israel football... Continue Reading →


Junior Chills – For Palestine

This was somehow marked as spam, so I had to go through a bit of searching to find it, but I’m so glad I did. This in an incredibly beautiful song, and the message behind it is just as wonderful! Listen and Enjoy!

Junior Chills

Junior Chills – For Palestine (original)

A few weeks ago I was asked to play a song by Woody Guthrie called ‘Deportees’. I had not heard of the song never mind played it before but I tried my hand at it and, I think, it went down well. The song stuck with me as it was based on a true story so I decided to put my own lyrics to the music of another true story. The story of Palestine. Guthrie’s song was a protest song…this, I suppose, is my own protest song to the injustice and plight of the Palestinians at the hand of Israel.

The songs basis comes from a quote I read from Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, in October 1983. The quote reads “We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned…

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Book Review: The Wall by William Sutcliffe

‘The Wall’ was the third book I’d read about life in and around Palestine, and it really made a difference, reading from the point of view of someone on the other side of the wall. The blurb was extraordinarily similar... Continue Reading →

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