COME TO AL-WALAJA FRIDAY AND TO PALESTINE THIS CHRISTMAS 2Nov10 November 2, 2010
1) A critical peace march in Al-Walaja Noon Friday, 5 November 2010. The
local committee invites all activists to this critical event coming only 3
days before a key Israeli supreme court session that will rule about the
wall that is being built to strangulate the village. Â Attending thr march on
Friday will help in drawing media attention to the now critical situation in
this village. The local committee also asks people to attend the court on
Monday starting at 9 AM. This is a critical period and teh local committee
calls on making thsi peaceful march the largest ever to send a message: no
to ethnic cleansing, no to separating villagers from their land. Â For more
information call Amar 0598939852 or Shireen 0522054595.
2) Palestinians call on all people of conscience: Come visit Palestine this
Palestinian civil society organizations and peace and human rights defenders
and activists on the ground call on civil society organizations and people
of conscience around the world to come to Palestine between December 22-28
for a week of fellowship and actions centered around Jerusalem. Palestinians
throughout historic Palestine and in exile still believe in and work for
peace based upon justice and trust that with the help of the international
community we will achieve our peace and freedom and restore the values and
principles that we share as human beings.
We invite you. We call upon you. Join us and be the change you want to see
in this world.
Come join us this Christmas season as we pray and act for peace with justice
in Jerusalem. Â We believe in nonviolence as a way of life and an absolute
powerful means of resistance. Â We believe in International Law and Human
Rights. We believe that every single one of us is a change maker, and nobody
has the right to say I canât do anything. Â You will be accommodated locally
and enjoy Palestinian hospitality and a full program of peace work,
networking, and fellowship.
Local activist groups in Europe, North America, Latin America, and other
parts of the world are organizing delegations. Â Email us at
email@example.com if you would like to be connected to the organizing
group in your country.
Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Centre, www.alrowwad-acts.ps
Alternative Information Center www.alternativenews.org
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights:
Bilâin Popular Resistance Committee www.bilin-village.org
Friends of Freedom and Justice, Bilâin www.bilin-ffj.org
Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign www.stopthewall.org
Holy Land Trust: www.holylandtrust.org
International Solidarity Movement: www.palsolidarity.org
Open Bethlehem: www.openbethlehem.org
Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People www.PCR.PS
Palestine Justice Network www.palestinejn.org
Palestine Solidarity Project WWW.palestinesolidarityproject.org
Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee www.popularstruggle.org/
Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies, www.sirajcenter.org ï»ż
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of âSharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggleâ and the forthcoming book Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment.