Otherwise Occupied
Otherwise Occupied
Oct 28, 2020
Makbula Nassar: 'I learned how to deal with tear gas as a child'
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Today I am talking to Makbula Nassar. While I’ve never met Makbula, she does writes for Local Call, the sister site of the website I co-founded, +972 Magazine, and I have always wanted to get to know her better.

Makbula is one of the most dominant voices in Palestinian society today. She started out as a social worker, but veered towards photography and journalism, hosting one of the most popular talk shows on Arab radio, leading feminist causes in Israel and in Arab society in particular, and so much more.

I really like how this one turned out, because we talked about so much: how it was to grown up in Arabeh; her project of photographing abandoned Palestinian towns and homes; about one state; about the holocaust... We even talked about the media storm swirling around one of the most famous Palestinians in the world these days, the video blogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as Nas Daily, 

It’s a great one, folks.

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