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Selected Nakba events in Palestine

Approaching the bitter memories of the Palestinian diaspora.

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(BETHLEHEM) - - from Wikipedia: Nakba Day (Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakbah, meaning "day of the catastrophe") is an annual day of commemoration for the Palestinian people of the anniversary of the creation of Israel. It is held every May 15, the day after the anniversary of Israel's Independence according to the Gregorian calendar and the day marks the expulsions and flight of Palestinians from their towns and villages in the face of Jewish and later Israeli troop advances and their displacement, and the loss of their property

Selected Nakba events in Palestine - Join us and be the change you want to see in this world. (there are hundreds of other events around the world).

Thursday 12 May: at Noon demonstration in Izzet Al-Tabib (near Qalqilia).

Friday 13 May: Events and demonstrations after Friday prayers from most mosques (in Bethlehem Omar's mosque)

Saturday 14 May: Starting at 10:00 a.m. volunteer work day in land of Al-Walaja that has been declared off-limits to its owners.

Sunday 15 May: at 11:00 a.m. Nakba day demonstration at Qalandia (Checkpoint and refugee camp), buses and pooled cars from Bethlehem

A film made in 1950 about the Palestinian Refugees in Gaza following the Nakba and called "Sands of Sorrow": (http://www.palestineremembered.com/Articles/General/Story2129.html)

Also there are more documentary videos on this page: http://www.palestineremembered.com/GeoPoints/Nakba__Refugees__and_R_O_R__5366/index.html

French group to send aid delegation to Palestine: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/178617.html

The Unholy Alliance between The United States and Israel. This is a lengthy article because it is comprehensive. I was interviewed for it. Here is part of what I said:

Dr. Qumsiyeh said if he was able to speak with Pres. Obama directly, he would encourage him to be courageous and take on the powerful lobbying forces that shape America's foreign policy. "I would tell him that it takes courage to make change in the system. That each of us is more powerful than we think. That is why it was possible to challenge the power of the system in Egypt and Tunisia by common people. He knows this having worked as a community organizer. Now that he is president he seems to have lost that courage and is now going along with the system. He has not closed Guantanamo, he has not ended the imperial war on Iraq, he has expanded the imperial war on Afghanistan, he has actually expanded wars in Somalia, Libya et cetera. Where is the 'change we can believe in?'" Dr. Qumsiyeh asked. (http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7769.shtml)

Violations of human rights in Bahrain (a government fully supported by the US) http://musicweaver.users.btopenworld.com/Bahrain-unrest_bmj_2011.htm

Zionist groups try to gather data on BDS on campuses
http://forward.com/articles/137518/

SILENCE IS COMPLICITY

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
http://qumsiyeh.org
http://palestinejn.org
http://pcr.ps
http://IMEMC.or
http://www.alrowwad-acts.ps

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Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin is a Professor in Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities, Chairman of the Board, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People, pcr.ps. He has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. 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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