Social Distancing….in history

SOCIAL Distancing is a practice that is common a long time ago. In 1666 king Charles 11 ordered closing restaurants, pubs and schools as an answer to the Bubonic Plague, or black death, that spread in London, killing a quarter of its population. Samuel Pepys’ marvelous daily diary spoke about people hiding toilet papers and cheese in holes in their gardens while fleeing their homes to the countryside. Accusations that time against the Dutch who brought the disease, are exactly the same as nowadays of accusing the Chinese!!!! The head of the revolutionary Oliver Cromwell was put on spike, 20 feet long, as a revenge act form the king, to look at the victims of the plague from Westminster hall, after his body being exhumed, many years after his death(1658), tried for treason, severing the head from body!! “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce” K.Marx.

Lubya book in 9 languages – French.Italian.Portugese.German.Polish.Dutch.Spanish.English.Danish كتاب “لوبيه – قريه فلسطينيه في الجليل – سمفونيه لا تنسى” مترجم الان الى9 لغات عالميه : الفرنسية البرتغالية الألمانية الهولندية البولونيه الأسبانية الإيطالية .

 

كتاب “لوبيه – قريه فلسطينيه في الجليل – سمفونيه لا تنسى” مترجم الان الى9 لغات عالميه : الفرنسية البرتغالية الألمانية الهولندية البولونيه الأسبانية الإيطالية الآنجليزيه الدنماركيه- موقع أمازون 

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In 1837 an earthquake in Lubya killed 143 Lubyans. In 1948 a human earthquake demolished 1000 houses by one kg. TNT in each room, and all its inhabitants were expelled, except those who were massacred. Now: 2020 Lubya’s historiography is printed in 9 languages: to keep the Memory and the Will to Return alive, despite 72 years in obligatory exile.

 

Replies from friends:

1.Michael Nathanson reply: Dear Mahmoud and friends,

Finally, I was able to purchase a copy thru Amazon and will receive it soon. I read your introduction to the book on line and have a true sense of your agonizing over the history and fate of your covillagers in particular and of the Palestinians as a whole. Having travelled through the Galilee prior to 1948 I too mourn the destruction of many of the villages and with it of Palestinian society. Again, I congratulate you for succeeding to republish the book in many languages so that its readership may increase and your massage spread around. If only it could be translated into Hebrew…
All the best
Michael
 
2.Bo Hermensan svar
Super! Til lykke!
 
Jeg håber, du i øvrigt har det godt trods Coronaen. Selv var jeg sammen med en smittet kollega i onsdags (før hun fik symptomer), så der er en god chance for, at jeg selv får den også. Øv! Men ellers går det da meget godt.
 
Bedste hilsener,
 
3.Ingrid svar:

Dear Mahmoud

Wow. Congratulations. Eight languages! How did you do that. We may learn something. Never came out in more than 2 languages.

Best wishes. Ingrid

4. Nadia 

Great achievement. Congratulations Mahmoud. 

5.Efrat
 

Dear Mahmoud,

Congratulations! Finally out and in many languages. How important is this job to circulate this history, your history. The story of one person, one family, and one village often tell us more than that of one nation or one army.  
Sending you love in a time of turmoil.
 
6. Emanuel Pfoh
Dear Mahmoud,
many congrats!
All the best,
Emanuel
7.Thomas Tompson

Dear Mahmoud,

Congratulations on the new edition of your fine book.

8.Ilan Pappe

alf mabruk!!!

9. Neils Peter

Oh, I have one in three languages! But well done, Mahmoud!

 
Niels Peter Lemche
10. Hamdan Taha 
الف مبروك ِ عمل رائع. شهاده ضد الظلم التاريخي الذي حاق بقريه لوبيا . لعله يجلب بعض العداله للمظلومين الذين ينتظرون حلول العداله يوما. واولها معرفه الحقيقه التي هي شرط التحرر
 
لوبيا وفلسطين. الجليل وجبل عامل والجولان. يفتخرون بك. محمود عيسى.
 

A comment on Heather Spears’ new book “The Creative eye”

Heather Spears, in her new book “The Creative eye”, opens the horizon to everyone thirsty for new vision, new look, and I dare to say exploring new ways to live life. Spears, in her artistic quest of the why and how, is matching what Hayden White tried to explore in the History of Consciousness: creativity, imagination, renaming and redrawing – it is a new philosophical vision that is needed, not only to look back at the past thousands of years of Mesopotamian’s and Egyptian’s art; but, to contemplate an obscure future, and to gaze into our own mystical inner world as well. -A lovely and inspiring book is needed now to read, especially when we are instructed to be at home nowadays-because of Corona.