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Opinion: At Phillips Exeter, Palestinian-Black solidarity workshop denied permission to narrate
02-25-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. On February 16, 1984, 40 years ago this past week, Palestinian-American scholar and political activist Edward Said published an...

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Opinion: Denying Palestinian humanity, again
02-18-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com Several weeks ago, after it became clear that Israel’s ground offensive against Palestinians in Gaza would be escalating and...


Opinion: With whom will you stand today?
02-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com When, in November 2023, and again in January 2024, more than 1,000 Black Christian faith leaders took out full-page ads in the...


Opinion: Speak your thoughts loudly and without considering the consequences
02-04-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com I remember the time in 1984, following the Israeli-Lebanese War, when Columbia Professor Edward Said published “Permission to...


Opinion: Will America’s chickens finally come home to roost
01-28-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. It never gets any easier.Witness that on Wednesday, Jan. 17, as a malevolent act of cultural genocide, Israel’s military...


Opinion: Palestine to the Rio Grande: For whom should we pray?
01-21-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Approximately 1 in every 100 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since Oct. 7. The total exceeds 24,000. No one knows how many more...


Opinion: Cambridge to Gaza: Yearning to be Free
01-14-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. I have to admit I struggled with this column for days; conflicting thoughts percolated for days, some ideas discarded, others added....


Opinion: Intifada is not a call to genocide
12-24-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. In 2014, I wrote “In Palestine today oppression and occupation continue. Jerusalem’s streets are alight with rebellion and resistance...


Opinion: Everyone’s freedom is incomplete without freedom of the Palestinians
12-10-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. In 1997, Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa, said, “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the...


Opinion: The need to let suffering speak is a condition of all truth
12-03-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Benjamin Franklin wrote in his autobiography that he wanted to build a hall in Philadelphia “…the design in building not being to...


Opinion: Cry for freedom from the river to the sea
11-12-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do was to represent itself,” Edward...


Opinion: America and Israel: Eyeless in Gaza
11-05-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘Mr. Azzi, I will personally pay for a one way ticket to the Muslim controlled country of your choice. Any one of them. Wanna go?...


Opinion: Why is truth so threatening?
10-21-2023 5:00 PM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. On October 7, Hamas launched a terrorist attack on Israel that left over one thousand dead, thousands injured, and hundreds captured...


Opinion: Israel and Gaza- Hamas speaks horror to power 
10-14-2023 5:00 PM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Some mornings, perhaps out of nostalgia, I reach into my kitchen cupboard and dig out a green-colored mug with which I drink my...


Opinion: A side of justice vs. a side of injustice
10-01-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. In November 2008, within hours of Barack Obama becoming president-elect of the United States, the Macedonia Church of God in Christ...


Opinion: No one today is purely one thing
09-24-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. While T.S. Eliot argued in “The Waste Land,” that “April is the cruelest month ... mixing memory and desire ...” I would argue that...


Opinion: Answer, if you hear the words under the words
09-17-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com “I’m sure you would be welcomed if you returned to one of the Muslim hell hole countries. There is no white privilege and in fact it...


Opinion: 9/11: That is why we must fight
09-10-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “...We never turned on the radio – it wasn’t until we got to Exeter and began moving Tamer into his new dorm that we learned of the...


Opinion: ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’
09-03-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. In Dante’s “Divine Comedy” there is a warning, described as being inscribed above the entrance to Hell, that translates as “Abandon...


Opinion: Confronting paranoia born of propaganda, ignorance, secrecy, fear
08-20-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Earlier this summer, in a Seacoast thrift shop I frequent, I began chatting with a young graduate student who was browsing its book...


Opinion: There is no beauty greater than intellect
08-13-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘I raise my voice not so that I can shout,” Malala Yousafzai said, “but so that those without a voice can be heard.”In awe of her...

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