In One-Woman Show, Arafat Protégée Offers Personal Take on Conflict – NYTimes.com

With that story began the sold-out closing performance last week of the autobiographical one-woman show “Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali,” written and performed by the Palestinian writer Raeda Taha and directed by Lina Abyad at the Babel Theater in Beirut.

Ms. Taha’s show has drawn large crowds and critical acclaim since it opened here last month because of its deeply personal and often ironic take on a life shaped by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ms. Taha’s pedigree gives her a rare tie to the Palestinian struggle: her father was a militant killed by Israeli commandos after hijacking an airplane in 1972. Mr. Arafat then virtually adopted her and her sisters, lavishing them with gifts as the daughters of a “martyr.” As an adult, she worked as Mr. Arafat’s press secretary.

via In One-Woman Show, Arafat Protégée Offers Personal Take on Conflict – NYTimes.com.

RIP – Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91 – NYTimes.com

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and first prime minister of Singapore who transformed that tiny island outpost into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday morning. He was 91.

via Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91 – NYTimes.com.

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 12 ( March 16 – 22)

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( Solar eclipse as viewed from Cairo, via Mada Masr)

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