There's a lot of hypocrisy and condescension in Israel's institutionalized support for Mubarak's tyrannical rule, in its backing of a corrupt leader who established a brutal secret police state to suppress his citizens and keep their mouths shut.
I wanted to bring likable Arabs into the average Israeli living room.
People who go far don't sleep an average of 14 hours a day.
After five years of marriage, she is still the most beautiful and attractive woman in the world.
When was the last time an Arab MK who appeared on television wasn't there in the role of the accused who is attacked by a skeptical broadcaster?
I conduct all my nighttime activities under the assumption that my wife is awake, that she never falls asleep.
Like with all the Arabs, they use the 'suspect procedure' on me. I arrive four hours before the flight. They do a body search in a back room behind the curtain and then escort me onto the plane because they're afraid that on the way I might pick up a bomb from someone.
It sometimes seems that the only plan the Israeli government has for the Palestinians is for them to sit quietly while Israel does whatever takes its fancy, equipped with its army, with laws it promulgated, and with courts it established.
When I come to the airport, they always send me with all the other Israeli Arabs to the foreign workers' line. I don't mind. I feel like I belong more with all the people from abroad and the foreign workers than in the Israelis' line.
When Jewish youths walk down the street and demand the death of Arabs simply because they're Arabs, then I've lost my own small battle.
We were, as Arabs in Israel, educated not to leave our villages, in order to protect our identity.
Many Israelis are educating their kids in a very nationalist, powerful identity, since kindergarten - and the Arabs as well.
All Israelis think Arabs steal cars.
I wanted the Israeli mainstream audience to meet different kinds of Arabs - not just terrorists or politicians - and to listen to their language and their stories.
Israeli independence - what we Arabs call al-Naqba, 'The Catastrophe' - it created Palestinian identity more than anything else.
It's problematic being an Arab who writes in Hebrew.
I don't know how it works with the Jews, but here in Beit Safafa, as in every self-respecting Arab community that is respected in turn by the state, there are no street names and no house numbers.
'Arab Labor' was light, snappy. We got emotional over things, but from a safe place, from the terrace.
I tell you a joke to have you listen to me, and then maybe I will tell you another joke that we can laugh together and feel equal. And then I will tell you a story hopefully that will make you cry. So I think that's the way that I approach the columns, as a surviving tool in a way.
The Palestinians have tried everything, and by God, it's Israel's governments that taught us that the only thing the Israelis appreciate is force.
I'm afraid of a gas leak, although I installed detectors. I'm afraid of a blown fuse that could cause a fire, and that's why I don't turn on electrical appliances at night.
Everything in London is quite good, apart from the weather: it's cold and rainy there, and the winter is long.
Israel defines Palestinians more than anything else.
Sometimes I wonder if there is any hope left for an Israeli-Palestinian discourse that is built on equality and liberty rather than a fruitless discourse of master and servant.
I'm not representing anyone - not Israelis, not Palestinians - I'm just a storyteller trying to raise more questions than give answers.
Sometimes I can write very angry columns, but I know that it doesn't work.
Americans like to add the word 'super' when they're describing things.
Somehow it seems that all parents are certain that they themselves were victims of abuse in school and that they will not allow this to happen to their children. Even though children can also be the cruelest group imaginable - especially the cutest of them.
Sometimes it seems as though all parents are certain that their children are victims of abuse by other children.
I couldn't lie anymore to my kids telling them that they are equal citizens in the state of Israel. They cannot be equal because in order to fit in and to be accepted and to be a citizen in Israel, you need a Jewish mother.
I hate it when I have to abandon my children. I politely turn down most of the invitations I get from abroad and try to fly only when it's absolutely necessary.
Back in Israel, I would spend much effort and plenty of money on presents when I went abroad, even if it was only for two days.