Both Israeli and Arab, a poet straddles a conflict
Marwan Makhoul, a Palestinian poet living in Israel, writes of his precarious position, perched on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.
Our interview has barely begun when Marwan Makhoul says to me, “It’s not easy for me to be interviewed by an Israeli newspaper. We, the Palestinian residents of Israel, are threatened by both sides, the Arab and the Israeli. We’re neither here nor there. We haven’t found a fitting definition for ourselves.”