Rashid’s Vision

by Mark Chmiel

… Rashid was one of the few Arab intellectuals to have first hand knowledge of Israel, of the heartlessness as well as the humanity of the settler people who have colonized Palestine and largely cleared it of its native inhabitants. Perhaps because he had an intimate, though antagonistic relationship with Israel, Rashid never waivered [sic] in his belief that only a socialist, binational state in Palestine offered the solution to the present impasse between the Jews and the Arabs.

–Eqbal Ahmad, in The World of Rashid Hussein: A Palestinian Poet in Exile, edited by Karmal Boullata & Mirene Ghossein

Rashid Hussein

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