ISLAMIC HOLIDAY, BURNING QURANS AND MORE 9Sep10 September 10, 2010
On behalf of the staff and board members of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People, we wish all Muslims around the world âEid Mubarakâ.Â And happy new year to our Jewish friends and colleagues; many who suffered in challenging the Zionist project of ethnic cleansing and destruction.
If you are in the Bethlehem area, join Al-Walaja village residents for the Eid prayer at the wall.Â Friday at noon Palestinian time.Â By praying on their land near the wall, the villagers hope to draw attention to attempt by the Israeli authorities to separate them from their lands with the land-theft and apartheid wall.
Thank you to those who made suggestions for improving the list â50 things to do for peace with justiceâ.Â The updated version is on the website of the Palestine Justice Network
(BTW, please explore that nascent website and contact us to join this effort at networking)
Remarkable interview: Khaled Meshâal lays out new Hamas policy direction
(whether one agrees or disagrees with Hamas, it is a significant part of the Palestinian body politic and must be understood as a movement)
A Florida pastor plans to burn Korans(sic) on the anniversary of 9/11, and John Oliver reads from the Jewish manual.
Now is also the time for a new generation to join the existing parties, revitalize them and transform them into a tool of struggle rather than a degraded vehicle of capitulation and self-interest.Â If those with a clear vision are prominent in this move, they will be in a position to articulate the essential goals of a new leadership.
Seven deadly myths: A forthcoming Israeli documentary.Â Look here for aÂ sample of a Palmach fighter explain what was done to Palestinians
Video reminder: Netanyahu unguarded tell us that America is easy to push around
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke and Yale Universities. He served on the board/steering/executive committees of a number of groups including Peace Action Education Fund, the US Campaign to End the Occupation, the Palestinian American Congress, Association for One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and BoycottIsraeliGoods.org. He is now president of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People. He advised many other groups including Sommerville Divestment Project, Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project, Palestine Freedom Project, Sabeel North America, and National Council of Churches of Christ USA. He is an active member of a number of human rights groups (Amnesty, Peace action, Human Rights Watch, ACLU etc.). He published several books of which the most acclaimed âSharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggleâ which was also translated to Spanish.