Nusseibeh was born in Jerusalem in 1949, and grew up just a few blocks from the Green Line. You cannot help but notice how the experience of growing up in divided and later occupied Jerusalem manifests itself in his political initiatives. He remembers as a child walking down the street to the Green Line, stopping at the gate leading to West Jerusalem through which he could not pass, and wondering what it would be like to pass through the gate like Alice in Wonderland into another world. It is no coincidence that when he grows up and articulates how the two state solution might work, he has a vision of porous, permeable borders, and Jerusalem as an open city, where nobody has to stop at the gate and wonder about the strangers who live on the other side.
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A non-violent, counter-dominant, left-liberal, possibly charismatic, quasi anarcho-libertarian Quaker's take on politics, volleyball, and other esoterica.
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