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2002 Stories by Sylvana Foa

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  • Battle of the Wombs

    published December 3, 2002

    JAFFA—My husband is bugging me to clean out our shelter. That's the thick-walled concrete room you'll find in just about every house... More >>

  • The 'Wacky Races' and the Tanks

    published November 5, 2002

    JENIN, WEST BANK—And they're off! The action-packed "wacky races" are under way across the fields surrounding this embattled town.... More >>

  • Letter From Gaza

    published August 13, 2002

    GAZA—“I would dig a tunnel to get to Moshe,” sighed my friend Gaynelle Kanafani, a stunning and vibrant American from... More >>

  • Palestine 101

    published July 30, 2002

    JAFFA—Have you heard the one about Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chairman Yasir Arafat finally sitting down to negotiate? Sharon... More >>

  • Kids in the Hell

    published July 16, 2002

    JAFFA—They've started wetting their beds again. They cling to their mothers and refuse to play outside. They wake up screaming in the... More >>

  • Life for the Party

    published June 11, 2002

    JAFFA—Boy, the Gang of 40 had better watch out. There are new kids on the block and they're hell-bent on taking over.... More >>

  • Targeting Toddlers

    published June 4, 2002

    JAFFA—Lately it has become ever so politically correct to describe Israel as a land of brutal murderers. The ayatollahs of political... More >>

  • Blame Brooklyn

    published May 21, 2002

    JAFFA—Thanks a lot, Brooklyn. You sure have contributed more than your share to this debacle. We are going to need billions of dollars... More >>

  • Jenin and the 'Twinkie Defense'

    published May 7, 2002

    JAFFA—OK, I know you're all really mad at us. I watch the TV news too and I'm not exactly overcome with joy at what's going on,... More >>

  • Saddam and the Petunias

    published April 23, 2002

    JAFFA—Do you think CNN would want to rent my roof? I read in the newspaper that they're looking for a roof with a good vantage point... More >>

  • The Filthy War

    published April 9, 2002

    JAFFA—Can any of you fathom what we're doing? My friends are all dumbfounded. I've asked everyone I know, running the gamut from... More >>

  • A Longing for Leaders

    published March 26, 2002

    JAFFA—So, enough already. Every morning, the radio broadcasts the list of new atrocities committed by those two horrendously obstinate... More >>

  • Life With Jamila

    published March 12, 2002

    JAFFA What a week! I've been a nervous wreck. No, not about the escalating violence, the scores and scores of people blown to bits. And... More >>

  • Bringing Home the Bacon

    published March 5, 2002

    Jaffa—"Thank God for the Russians," Karen murmured reverently as she stood over my kitchen stove inhaling the aroma of frying... More >>

  • Escaping the Hell of the Holy Land

    published February 12, 2002

    JAFFA—It is no longer unmentionable, but people are still careful. Young mothers at the playground whisper about it so the kids won't... More >>

  • Complaining to Naomi

    published January 29, 2002

    JERUSALEM—I'm suffering from complaint withdrawal, big time. I mean, whom do you call when you want to speak your mind around here?... More >>

  • Israel’s Missing Link

    published January 15, 2002

    JAFFA, ISRAEL—Is this mess ever going to end? It's like living in the midst of millions of squabbling children, all screaming, "It's... More >>

  • Where the Hell Are You?

    published January 1, 2002

    JAFFA, ISRAEL—It's getting kind of lonely over here. We don't want you to think we're upset about this, but terms like fair-weather... More >>

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