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Fixing a House, Falsehood and Contradictions in Zionist ClaimsDr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Salem-News.com
Israel is meeting resistance in their efforts to eradicate Palestinian village.
(AL WALAJA, Occupied Palestine) - In today's email, I send you links to more events in Al-Walaja, an analytical article I wrote about the lack of logic in the Zionist arguments, and a notice of a new book that exposes indoctrination in children education in Israeli school curricula.
As always, we ask you to act for peace with justice.
On Saturday August 13, 2011, another episode of nonviolent popular resistance occurred in Al-Walaja.
The Israeli army had mobilized in large numbers in anticipation of whatever we were planning.
Destruction of the land is briefly halted when workers take off for the weekend (on the Sabbath).
But the army must create problems and be on our land.
For hours they had to watch as we worked to clean a house near the Badawi olive tree and milled around in the lands that would be cut-off when/if the wall is built in this area to encircle the remaining homes of the new Al-Walaja.
Abu Wajih's sad face and story is told in this short clip.
All but two of his olive trees will be behind the wall as will the old house where his wife was born and that belongs to his family.
He says he appreciates help of people regardless of their religion and background.
And Amira Hass wrote about that arrest in Haaretz
Having the cake and eating it, too: Israel in a global community By Mazin Qumsiyeh "The examples above of false and many times self-contradictory Zionist claims stem from the belief that Jews are exceptional or chosen.
Zionists do not regard Jews to be regular human beings who are subjects and architects of regular historical events or to simple logic; instead, they see them as "chosen" and with a "unique" history which gives them certain privileges and rights not accorded to other people.
Thus, arguments that challenge Zionist privilage are considered not subject to simple rules of deductive reasoning.
New Book that exposes Zionist indoctrination: Nurit Peled-Elhanan, a long time peace activist and an academic, has just published her book "Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education" published by I.B. Tauris. Part of the publisher's description of the book:
"She analyzes the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books might be seen to marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity".
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine since 1999. He previously held a similar position at Duke University. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media included the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. Those are just a small list, visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.
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