In 2016 Israel, a Palestinian Writer Is in Custody for Her Poetry

For the past few years Dareen Tatour has been posting poems, all written in Arabic, on her blog and on Facebook and YouTube – these are the scenes of her crime. 'I am in the State of Israel, a democracy,' she says. 'I never thought I would be arrested for poetry.'

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In the city of Kiryat Ono, where the acclaimed poet Yona Wallach was born, on a street that bears the name of Janusz Korczak, in a building where an Israeli flag covers the mailboxes – a writer has been under...