Posted by: azizabusarah | October 4, 2009

Announcement of Winners – 2009 Eliav-Sartawi Awards for Middle East Journalism

I am honored and humbled to be the recipient of Search for Common Ground Eliav-Sartawi Award for my article “A Palestinian Remembers the Holocaust” which was published last April. I also want to congratulate the other winners Mona Eltahawy and Yizhar Be’er

Below is the SFCG announcement

Search for Common Ground is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Eliav-Sartawi Awards for Middle East Journalism. Out of many competitive submissions, the judges have chosen Aziz Abu Sarah, Yizhar Be’er and Mona Eltahawy as this year’s winners. The winning articles are reprinted below

A Palestinian remembers the Holocaust by Aziz Abu Sarah “[S]ome part of me feared that if I sympathized with ‘the enemy’, my right to struggle for justice might be taken away,” writes Aziz Abu Sarah about acknowledging Jewish pain over the Holocaust. “Now I know this is nonsense: you are stronger when you let humanity overcome enmity.” (Click here to read the article )

Human tragedy as a catalyst for change by Yizhar Be’er In this article written for CGNews’ series on responsible journalism, Yizhar Be’er discusses the ways television personalises and humanises the other during times of conflict. (Click here to read the article: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 9 April 2009)

The loneliest man in the world by Mona Eltahawy Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy says that Dr. Izzeldine Abuelaish “seems to be the only person left in this sjall slice of the Middle East with its supersized servings of ‘us’ and ‘them’ who refuses to hate. (Click Here to Read the Article  The Jerusalem Report, 02 March 2009)



  1. Well deserved.

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