A PERSONAL DIARY OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
A photodiary from the frontlines of the conflict in the West Bank from 1994 to 1998, focusing on the experiences of the Birzeit University community, and other developments in the Ramallah area and beyond following the Oslo 2 agreement. The Diary explains in simple terms, though first hand testimony, the reasons for the failure of the Oslo "peace process and outbreak of the Second Palestinian Intifada. This site has seen over 1,000,000 visitors since its launch.
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See below for awards and reviews from newspapers, magazines, etc., including Ha'aretz, Stern magazine, Le Monde, the Independent newspaper, the Jewish Communications Network, Netsurfer Digest, WW Norton & Co., Ariga, Webcrawler, The Web magazine, and Net magazine.
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but not from the usual
"mature, sensitive and
"the conflict is brought from the
distance of television to reality"
"an honest, on-the-ground
look at the occupation,
from the point of view
of the Palestinians"
"personalizes a distant
and abstract tragedy"
"logs the realities
of the peace process"
determination of an ant"
for several years now
critiques of various
of the conflict"
"You absolutely must visit this site"
Chosen as an
"sensitive meditations on war, human rights and
the conflict in the West Bank"
"The diary offers a view of life in the West Bank
that you probably won't find anywhere else"
"outstanding: one of the most impressive sites
you are likely to find on the Web"
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MORE ALT.NEWS PROJECTS: Three years after work on A Personal Diary was completed in 1998, Nigel and several other activists launched the The Electronic Intifada news website, followed by Electronic Iraq in 2003 and Electronic Lebanon in 2006.
In February 2001, Nigel Parry's debut CD, This Side Of Paradise—Through a glass darkly: Bootleg tracks from the coffee bars of St. Paul, MN, 1999, was released on MP3.com.
The album contains four songs from the Palestinian West Bank -- Forget, Elapse, Land Of The Shadow, and This Side Of Paradise, and these days is available free. For more info, or to download the album for free.
CONCULSIONS TO DIARY STORIES: On 21 January 2001, a final verdict from an 1996 incident in which a settler, Nahum Korman, murdered a Palestinian child, Hilmi Shoushi, was announced. Read my orginal story, some of my commentary from the time and the conclusion.