Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata has died in Berlin at the age of 77. I met him in 1970 as an activist in Palestine solidarity at the University of Minnesota. He was instrumental in educating me about the Palestinian struggle & in forging my commitment to it. He was a deeply intellectual person & has left an entire body of writings on Arabic art along with his magnificent body of art work & many political posters. I will be forever grateful to him for giving me a visceral as well as a political commitment to Palestinians. May he Rest In Peace.