Sitting in Cairo’s Pension Roma this morning, I overheard a conversation and quickly put 2+2 together. I was sitting next to Joseph Dana. THE Joseph Dana. The Israeli-American writer that has been reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for years, and one of the founders of 972mag.org
One piece that he wrote in 2011, Non-violence and the Narrative of Peace, is a very good example of his work. I can only aspire to communicate as well.
The overall acceptance of the Israeli analytical framework in the collective Western perception of the conflict is changing as a result of the Palestinian reappropriation of unarmed resistance in the new media age. While pundits argue whether a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager is violent or not, Israel is killing protesters armed with nothing but stones in plain sight of the international community.
Now if I could just get up the courage to go over to him and introduce myself.