Article/book #: 63313 Title: Ani Palit Aravi" ("I am an Arab Refugee") By: Sami Shalom-Chetrit Date of issue: July 2004
When I hear Fayruz singing,
"I shall never forget thee, Palestine,"
I swear to you with my right hand
that at once I am a Palestinian.
All of a sudden I know:
I am an Arab refugee
and, if not,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.