When Reem Kassis brought home acceptance letters from top American universities, a family acquaintance quipped: "Why bother paying for such an expensive education? Don't you know, like all Arab women, she is going to end up in the kitchen?" Kassis left Palestine. She flourished with a degree and exciting work but, once in London, after a break when she became a mother, she admitted her great joys were writing and cooking and thus comes her beautiful book on Palestinian cookery
In Focus/Moatasem hamadeh
The political tourism of the official leadership can only be read as an attempt to disrupt the institutions and decisions of the Central Council, and to renew its failed bet on the negotiations as a single option for solution.