Front page stories regarding Palestinians are usually related to warfare or suicide attacks. It’s worth noting that the Calendar section of today’s LA Times featured a cover story titled Quest for a Palestinian museum by Michael Z. Wise about East Jerusalem Palestinian lawyer Mazen Qubty’s efforts to create a national art museum to help forge a new identity for Palestinians and show the humanity overshadowed by war, occupation, and terror. The painting depicts oranges of Jaffa, my paternal grandfather’s hometown.
(Ziv Koren / Polaris / For The Times)