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  • n. Plural form of keffiyeh.


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  • I shared the subway with several young Turks, mostly Tesbih-twirling men and covered women, waving Palestinian flags, donning keffiyehs and green Hezbollah headscarves and chanting something about Palestine.

    Andrew Tucker Avorn: Naval Warfare, Riot Cops, and a Tiny Protest: A Day in the Life of a Jew in Turkey

  • It ISN'T fair that citizens from our greatest ally, the world's strongest and richest nation, the last best hope on Earth, the cradle of democracy and civilisation, should have to go to Croydon and queue up with the burkas and keffiyehs.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • And we went off with six trucks full of former Muj, all with keffiyehs wrapped around their heads, and rocket propelled grenades, the full-monty.

    Christopher Lydon: William Dalrymple: the Af-Pak Fiasco "on its last legs" (AUDIO)

  • The Islamist factions, such as Hamas, use green — representative of the Islamic faith — as a party color, but for keffiyehs they stick to the traditional black-and-white or red variants, with no particular preference evident.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Increased sympathy and activism by certain Westerners toward Palestinians in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the years of the Oslo Peace Accords and Second Intifada have led to the wearing of keffiyehs as a sign of their solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinian people -

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • In an era when Google Maps instantly displays the precise location of settlements, walls, "bypass" roads, and checkpoints - when folks on the Palestinian side sport American and British PhD's, not keffiyehs - why not sit down together over one huge digital map to negotiate?

    Eileen Read: Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

  • I pictured a Jewish guy with a hundred-dollar haircut at a conference table with a bunch of Arabs in keffiyehs on the eightieth floor of a building overlooking a futuristic city like you see on the covers of science fiction paperbacks.

    As Husbands Go

  • And keffiyehs and leather necklaces and any other self-conscious assortment of hipster regalia.

    Katy Hall: 'Spread' Review: Ashton Is Naked, Sad, Annoying

  • It was genuinely scary afterwards with gangs of Middle Eastern thugs in keffiyehs, roaming Kensington High Street looking for Jews to beat up.

    ..and even uglier

  • A very patriotic and emotional street festival descended into chaos following cruel and sadistic taunts by Muslims in veils and keffiyehs.

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