An Exile In The Corn Belt

In The New Yorker, Ruth Margalit profiles Sayed Kashua, a progressive writer for Arab equality who was the most visible symbol of Palestinian culture in Israel before growing frustrated with Israeli politics and deciding to exile himself to the United States. “I’m not coming back to this building, not coming back to this neighborhood, not coming back to Jerusalem,” Kashua wrote in his Haaretz column after he had decided to leave the country. “The lie I’d told my children about a future in which Arabs and Jews share the country equally was over.”

Read at The New Yorker

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