Dear Layla Welcome to Palestine

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Table of Contents

PART ONE

Instant Message (4:12 a.m.)

PART TWO

Cover Letter

PART THREE

Roads/1
Modus Operandi
Invitation/1
Invitation/2
Lexicon/1
Being Present/1
What Some People Say/1
Lexicon/2
A Little Taste/1
Vows/1
Ode to Joy
Deep Speaking/1 (Deep Listening)
Roads/2 (A Day’s Work [Life under Occupation/1])
Being Present/2
The Bonds of Smoking (Checkpoint/1 [Life under Occupation/2])
Reading/1
Lexicon/3
Musical Accompaniment/1
Fullness and Emptiness
The Logic
Invitation/3
Songs
Risks
Serendipity and Serenity
What Carla Said to the Mirror at Night
Compromismo/1
What Henry Gradually Learned in Guatemala
Deep Speaking/2
A Little Taste/2
Touching a Nerve/1
How Henry Would Wake Up/1
Life under Occupation/3
Negative Capability/1
Names (Sleepless/1)
Olives/1
What Some People Say/2 (A Random Sample from Henry’s Email)
Worthy and Unworthy Victims
Note Slid under the Door
Solidarity/1 (A Little Taste/3)
Life under Occupation/4
Scenes from the Classroom/1
What Nourishes Active Rebellion (A Little Taste/4 [Subversive/1])
Products/1
Scenes from the Classroom/2
Postcard from Quetzaltenango
Timing/1 (Insertion/1)
Compromismo/2 (Reading/2)
Scenes from the Classroom/3
Faces/1 (A Letter from Prison)
At Graduation
Masks
A Little Bit of Panic
Olives/2
Checkpoint/3 (Life under Occupation/5)
Think Small
Daydream/1 (Jesus/1 [Touching a Nerve/2])
Hand-Written Note Found Tucked in The Chomsky Reader
Deep Speaking/3
Lexicon/4 (Intifada)
Internationalista (Daydream/2)
Opening up the Imagination/1
Deep Looking/1
What an Aged Holocaust Survivor Said to a Young Israeli Soldier (Checkpoint/4)
Roads/3
Two Tasks Listed on an Index Card Kept in a Back Pocket (Negative Capability/2)
Clueless
Rant/1
To Do List/1
They Must Have Missed the Cultural Sensitivity Training Session
Accompaniment/1
Reading/3
The Real Work
Ramzi’s Anguish
Permission/1 (Life under Occupation/6]
The Trial (Life under Occupation/7]
Numerous as the Grains of Gazan Sand ((Life under Occupation/8)
Rant/2
The Corporeal Truth
Ordinary Joy
Report from the Front Lines of the Demographic Battle
Postcard from Gaza/1
Forgetting/1 (Life under Occupation/9)
Incredulity
Ramadan (Guests)
Permission/2 (Life under Occupation/10)
Q & A
Subversive/2
Sleepless/2 (Life under Occupation/11)
The Military-Corporate-Academic Complex
Forgetting/2 (Life under Occupation/12)
Dreams of Exile (Life under Occupation/13)
How to Generate a New Generation of Resisters
To Do List/2
Note from Ramallah
Cup of Tea (Compromismo/3)
Postcard from Gaza/2 (Faces/2)
Solidarity/2
Abu Razi Speaks
Death under Occupation
A Season in Hell
Unbearable (Postcard from Gaza/3)
When Wretched, Turn to the Russians
Temporary Miracle in Gaza
Coming Home (Dislocation [Advice from a Young Anarchist])
What Matters/1
Fairuz
Arabic Mantra
Corporate Citizen/1 (Products/2)
Invitation/4
The Next Step (Faces/3)
Shimmelstoy’s Way
Scenes from the Classroom/4 (Faces/4)
What Would Gandhi Do?
That Legendary Arab Hospitality
Lexicon/5 (Availability/1)
Soul-force (Compromismo/4)
Deep Looking/2
When Grades Are Everything
Faces/5 (Theory and Practice/1)
The Bitter Truth
Ahimsa/1
Reading/4
Remembering/1 (Vows/2)
Given the Transition Ahead
When Grades Are Less than Everything
Balance
Denial
The Conclusion to Rob Renaud’s Homily before He Went to the Holy Land (Jesus/2)
Availability/2
Troublemakers
Theory and Practice/2
How Henry Would Wake Up/2
Corporate Citizen/2 (Products/3)
Minute Particulars (Olives/3)
Reading/5 (Subversive/3)
A Pope (Opening Up the Imagination/2)
An Excerpt from The Homily That Raised a Ruckus at St. Ignatius Church (Opening up the Imagination/3)
A Concerned Jesuit Scholar Tries to Talk Sense into Rob Renaud
Blame Shmlame
Anti-American
Email from Jerusalem
Insertion/2
Timing/2
Safa and the Marine Face to Face in the Parking Lot (Ahimsa/2)
Facing the Facts
Episodes (How to Sleep at Night)
What Matters/2 (Vows/3 [Accompaniment/2])
The Path of Learning
The Path of Language (Compromismo/5)
Kafka Postcard from Prague
Scene beyond the Classroom
Timing/3
Remembering/2
Reading/6 (Theory and Practice/3 [Interference])
Letter from Vienna (Musical Accompaniment/2)
Sabine Laserstein’s Dream (A Week after Seeing My Name is Rachel Corrie)
Reading Can Ruin You
One Person Can Change Everything for Us
Confess Your Hidden Faults
Soul Mate (What Matters/3)
Scenes from the Classroom/5 (Compromismo/6)
What Sharif Said Very Calmly to Sabine and Her Teammates in Balata Refugee Camp
A Message Left on Voice Mail
The Refreshing Candor of Sharooq (A Little Taste/5)
In the Future
Loss
Glocal Comrades
Softening
What to Do/1
What to Do/2
Out of the Blue
What Dr. King Would Say
Nondiscrimination
Two of the Most Welcome Words
Timing/4
Invitation/5
Holding It All
An Exchange
What Carla Whispered to Me
Ripples
We Inter-Are

PART FOUR

Invitation/6
Roads/4

SOURCES/NOTES/GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Gratitude
My Good News Is …

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