I’ve passed another publishing milestone with my first piece in The Nation, The Free Gaza Movement. The story is a compendium of my coverage of the significant events that led to the breaking of Israel’s siege against Gaza by the brave sailors of the Free Gaza Movement.
I’ve been reading The Nation for decades. When I was much younger I dutifully sent letters to the editor, one or two of which were published. But I’ve yearned to have something published there ever since I began this blog. Thanks to the help and advice of Neve Gordon and the interest of editor, Roane Carey, my work reaches a much wider progressive audience.
I hope you’ll take a look at The Nation piece and inform friends about it as well.
Jeff Halper, one of the subjects of my piece, who was arrested by Israeli authorities on his return to that country, will be visiting Seattle from October 6-9th. He is the director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He will speak on October 6th at 7PM at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 N.E 80TH Street in Seattle. Here is an account by Jeff of his participation in the voyage and his harrassment by Israel on his return.