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Nakba Day 2022 vigil

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12pm, Sunday 15th May 2022, at the State Library, Melbourne

“The Nakba, or catastrophe in Arabic, is the common designation given to the hostilities and tribulations that began after the approval of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947. They led to the uprooting of some 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and communities – about 85% of those living within the borders of what became the State of Israel. Most of these deportees and their descendants still live as refugees without citizenship throughout the Middle East, in the West Bank, in Gaza and all over the world, and are still prevented from returning home. A few have remained in the area that became the State of Israel and were forced to become Israeli citizens, however, they are actively disallowed   from  returning to their destroyed towns and villages, let alone repossessing their lands, which have been expropriated by the State for Jewish-only settlements.”  

from https://www.zochrot.org/articles/view/17/en?Who_Why_and_How

View a map of all the lost villages here: https://www.zochrot.org/villages/nakba_map/en

Nakba: The man reconstructing Palestine’s lost villages

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/5/19/nakba-the-man-reconstructing-palestines-lost-villages




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EMERGENCY RALLY FOR PALESTINE, 1:00 PM SATURDAY, STATE LIBRARY

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Israel is once again attacking Al-Aqsa Mosque in the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds of prayer-goers have been brutalized and arrested by the Israeli Offense Force, and air strikes have hit Gaza. Israel is an aparthied state that commits crimes against huminaty and breaks international law, and this must be opposed.

Calling on all Palestine activists to come out this Saturday for an emergency rally to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians fighting back against Israeli terror and oppression.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309692187903703/




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Palestinian Land Day

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Please join us at the State Library in solidarity to commemorate Palestinian Land Day (March 30)
Saturday 27th March 2021, 2pm (AEST)

For more information on the importance of Land Day please refer to the following article by Yara Hawari

Palestine Land Day: A day to resist and remember

On Land Day, Palestinians demand once and for all that the international community pick the right side of history.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2018/3/30/palestine-land-day-a-day-to-resist-and-remember/




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Not to be missed

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FORUM – Al Tatbia3: Freedom or Normalisation? Palestine, Israel and the Arab World

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 8pm to 9.30pm (AEST)
Register here

Further details on EVENTS page.

We’re really delighted Dr Samah Sabawi is joining us on the panel. For those who don’t know her, Samah is a Palestinian-Australian playwright, author and poet. Outside the realm of art, she is a policy advisor to Al-Shabaka – الشبكة, the Palestinian Policy Network and the host of the new podcast and web series The Book Room with Samah Sabawi. Samah has also joined Nasser Mashni and FPM for a promotional interview on 3CR Community Radio that will air at 9.30am this Saturday. Make sure you tune in. ??


Miko Peled and Robert Martin: One on One

Author and activist, Miko Peled, hosts a discussion with longtime friend and Australian activist, Robert Martin. From Palestine to Maradona: no topic will go untouched and no stone left unturned.

https://mikopeled.com/2020/12/22/rsvp-for-the-12-29-event-miko-peled-and-robert-martin-one-on-one/


The Collective Assassin: the insecurity and victimhood behind Israel’s militarism

This article discusses the psychology and manipulation of that psychology that justify Israel’s security doctrine and, by extension, the adoption of targeted killing as a state policy.


Making Jerusalem Jewish Again

This week we raised awareness of the organisation Ateret Cohanim, led by an Australia-born Daniel Luria. From the event post:

Australian-born Daniel Luria works for Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli organisation and yeshiva located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Founded in 1978, Ateret Cohanim works for the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and Arab neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem. It arranges for Jewish acquisition of Arab properties, a complex and sometimes dangerous undertaking, thus expanding the Jewish “footprint” in Jerusalem.

This is clearly in violation of international law and considered a UN violation. The organisation has come to the attention of the UN in the past.

The organisation encourages the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian territory. UN Resolution 2334: December 23, 2016, condemned Israel’s construction of settlements in all territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem. If you want to understand who the organiser is, check this out: Louis Theroux – Ultra Zionists https://vimeo.com/253398748

EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/419486222837252/?__mref=mb
To leave any comments for the organiser, go to the above page and select Discussion. There is only one post and you can leave a comment there.

Some further information relating to a news item about the organiser, aired by 60 minutes in 2018.

https://honestreporting.com/60-minutes-illusion-of-balance/

To report to ZOOM:

https://zoom.us/trust-form
Webinar ID: 3165713105


MYTHOLOGIES WITHOUT END

The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020
by Jerome Slater

“In 1973, Abba Eban, the eloquent Israeli diplomat, said: “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity,” an argument—better said, a myth—that was widely accepted and continues to have a huge impact on how the Arab-Israeli conflict has been understood in Israel, the United States, and most Western states. But that assessment was wrong then, and wrong since—if anything, the converse is close to being the case. One of the central purposes of this book, then, is to correct this myth, both in the interests of historical accuracy and in an effort to pave the way for policy changes in Israel and the United States.

The historical record, examined in detail in this book, demonstrates that it has been Israel, far more than the Palestinians and the leading Arab states, that has blocked fair compromise peace settlements.”

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mythologies-without-end-9780190459086




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Palestine at the crossroads

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Palestinian National Day event 2020
presented by the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP)

Sunday November 15th, 7.30-8.30pm (AEST)

Webinar with Shawan Jabarin, General Director of Al Haq speaking on

  • Continuing land theft, settlements and annexation
  • Israel deals with UAE, Bahrain and Sudan
  • the impact of Covid 19 and ongoing Israeli human rights violations

MC – Dr Nahed Odeh, convenor CJPP

REGISTER HERE 




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Palestinian National Day – livestream this year – register now!

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Register Now

Join us online to celebrate Palestinian National Day and showcase Palestinian culture. The event will include poetry, music, Dabkeh performances, short speeches and videos from young Palestinians, as well as a live-stream of the raising of the Palestinian flag!

This event will be streamed on both Zoom and facebook live. Below is Zoom registration link. You can also join and share the facebook event.

It will be held at 5pm (AEDST) {4.30 SA; 4pm QLD; 3.30pm NT; 2pm WA}.

This event is hosted by Palestinian community and advocacy organisations in Melbourne – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network; Palestinian Community Association; Beit Jala Palestinian Association; Australians for Palestine; Casey Friends of Palestine; Free Palestine Melbourne. When November 15th, 2020 5:00 PM   through   6:00 PM Location *Online*
Australia

Register Now




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