Nothing, nothing justifies terrorism.
Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live, eases the pain of scars and makes people smile.
Sometimes I feel as if I am read before I write. When I write a poem about my mother, Palestinians think my mother is a symbol for Palestine. But I write as a poet, and my mother is my mother. She's not a symbol.
The Arabs are ready to accept a strong Israel with nuclear arms - all it has to do is open the gates of its fortress and make peace.
Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.
Without hope we are lost.
A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.
Exile is more than a geographical concept. You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room.
The Palestinians are the only nation in the world that feels with certainty that today is better than what the days ahead will hold. Tomorrow always heralds a worse situation.