We speak with photographer/activist Ahmad Mesleh (also
known as the "Eye of Palestine") from Nilin in the Occupied
West Bank. You can view his spectacular photographs, and
a documentary about his life and work,by visiting his
personal website: www.eyeonpalestine.com.
Plus: a short interview with Susan Nicholson and Marty
Federman on "Expose AIPAC" events.
Taped from broadcast by WZBC, Newton, MA; part of Truth and Justice Radio (truthandjusticeradio.org).
Ahmad grew up in a family of seven children, five boys and
two girls. His parents are both teachers, and the first
thirteen years of his life were spent in Saudi Arabia.
However, Ahmad always dreamed about going back to Palestine
to help his people. His dream was realized in 1999 when he
and his family returned to their hometown, Nilin in the West
Bank. As a youth, his social consciousness was shaped by the
Second Intifada. During this period of the Palestinian
struggle for freedom, he volunteered with the Palestinian
Relief Medical Committees, and ran three summer camps for
youths. In 2003, he also attended al Najah University
majoring in Computer Sciences. After a few years of working
in this sector, he was introduced in August of 2009 to the
passion of his life when a friend from Canada gave him the
gift of a camera. Since then, Ahmad has dedicated his life
to capturing Palestine through the lens of his camera.
This Week In Palestine 10-7-2012
Ahmad Mesleh ("Eye of Palestine"); "Expose AIPAC" events