Artists and Authors Call on Israel to Release Palestinian Poet


Over 150 literary figures are calling for the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who since last year has faced charges in Israel for sharing her poetry on Facebook and on YouTube. Now under house arrest, Tatour will undergo scheduled hearings through September, when she may receive additional prison time if convicted then, according to Jewish Voice for Peace. The national grassroots organization published the open letter yesterday, signed by prominent names including Alice Walker, Susan Abulhawa, Dave Eggers, Molly Crabapple, and Naomi Shihab Nye.

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July 13, 2016

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Claire Voon

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