Emboldened by the encouragement of the BAG community, I’m taking a few days off to attend to family and professional obligations. In the meantime, I’m turning the seminar over to you. I’ve been holding on to two images that I find quite evocative. This one is a portrait of Uncle Hazim, who might be described as the Hamas answer to “Mr. Rogers.”
Hazim Sharawi has been a big hit with the kids on the radio, and now — with the launch of the new Al Aksa network — he’s going to have his own TV show. If I understand him right, Hazim’s agenda is two parts Sesame Street and one part intifada.
To really plumb the image, I recommend you read the article first (Warm and Fuzzy TV, Brought to You by Hamas – link ).
(image: Khalil Hamra for The New York Times. Gaza. January 18, 2006. nyt.com)