Report: All of Mahmoud Darwish’s Books Removed from Riyadh Book Fair


Just a few days after all the works by Saudi publisher Arab Network for Research and Publishing were removed from the Riyadh International Book Fair for violating the Kingdom’s laws, the works of globally celebrated Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish caused protests and have reportedly been withdrawn from the fair and are not to be sold:

Reportedly the packing-up of Darwish books. Reportedly the packing-up of Darwish books.

Numerous news sources were reporting the removal of the books, while images and videos circulating on Twitter purported to show the protests against Darwish’s ouevre as well as the packing-up of Darwish’s books.

The order was reportedly given Wednesday to remove Darwish’s books from the fair after protestors objected to alleged blasphemy found in his works. A large crowd gathered, and security reportedly had to be called in. After that, the PVPV ordered the books removed.

This came not long after the Arab Network for Research and…

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Tumblr to begin running ads

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Corporate logos have no place among my gifsets

By Jeremy Levine
Scarlet Staff

In an announcement that disappointed many-a-hipster, Tumblr is going to start using advertisements as early as May 2nd. This disheartening news came from Tumblr founder David Karp(a common source of disheartening news) on April 19th.

For the uninitiated (what have you all been doing with your lives?), Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to track their interests and share text, audio, photos, and videos for free. Users can save posts that they like, and place posts that they see (along with their original content) on their own blogs. In short, it’s a magical land full of your favorite stuff.

While many people use Tumblr strictly for the lulz, it remains a sacred space. Tumblr is not Facebook, it is not Twitter. Most often, it is disconnected from these places, and allows people…

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القيادات السياسية في اسرائيل تندد بحوادث “تدفيع الثمن”

إسرائيل تتكلم بالعربية

رئيس الدولة يزور عائلة أبو حمزة في قرية أبو غوش، والتي تعرضت للاعتداءات الخطيرة التي شهدتها القرية مؤخرا ويقول :” جئت منددا بالإرهاب من جهة ومشيدا بأبو غوش التي تمثل مصدر اعتزاز لإسرائيل من جهة ثانية”. رئيس مجلس أبو غوش المحلي: “نربي أطفالنا على سلوك سبل السلام والالتزام بحسن الجوار والتعايش”.

عن الناطقة بلسان مكتب رئيس الدولة

قام السيد شمعون بيرس رئيس الدولة أمس الاثنين بزيارة لعائلة أبو حمزة بقرية أبو غوش إثر الأحداث الخطيرة التي شهدتها القرية في الأسبوع الماضي. وقد قرر الرئيس زيارة بيت العائلة التي تم إتلاف ثماني مركبات تابعة له، والتعبير عن تعاطفه مع سكان أبو غوش والتنديد بالأحداث الشديدة الخطورة التي شهدتها القرية، والتي تمخضت عن إلحاق الأضرار الجسيمة بما مجموعه 28 مركبة ورش الكتابات النابية على جدار عند مكان وقوف المركبات.

ولدى وصوله إلى دار العائلة، خاطب الرئيس بيرس عميدها قائلا: “إن دولة إسرائيل تعتز بأبو غوش، وإني أعلم بأن هناك بعض من يقترفون…

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Observing the month of Ramadhan Al-Mubarak!





For the next 30 days, Muslims  the world over will be observing the holy month of Ramadhan Al-Mubarak. The rich and the poor, the have and the have-not, the old and the young, irrespective of whoever  and whatever  you are, Muslims will together be observing the no drinking and no eating acivity from dawn (Subuh)  to dusk (Maghrib). May Allah bless us all! Wassalamualaikum W.B.T.

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URUKPRESS-Assaf’s victory provides a rare moment of national unity and pride for Palestinians

URUKPRESS-Assaf's victory provides a rare moment of national unity and pride for Palestinians.

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