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In Gaza, justice delayed is justice denied

Ahmad Abu Raida (Photo courtesy of DCI-Palestine) Israeli army investigators have not even contacted the teenage victim of one of the few alleged war crimes it says it is probing. More than two months after Israel’s assault on Gaza began, victims of the air, land, and sea invasion continue to have no recourse against their occupiers. It’s been nearly two months since 17-year-old Ahmad Abu Raida says he was ...

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Palestine: building a better future for humanity

 A three day conference in Annemasse France has just concluded. It was inspiring to talk with so many active people who are looking for ways to help and build a better future for humanity and also for fellow living things on this small planet. By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor and Director Palestine Museum of Natural History I focused on the project of the Palestine Museum of Natural History especially our plans ...

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Palestinian stories: the wise Lebdewah

Damaged houses at Nahr el-Bared Camp «In Nahr el-Bared we lost our house, in Palestine our home» Nahr el-Bared is a magical place. I felt a strong connection with it as soon as I stepped foot there, or even before, when I was asking for a permit to enter and I couldn’t understand why it was so complicated. At the end I got it, and after I entered I kept asking myself why. Nahr el-Bared is surrounded by the ...

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World without Wars and without Violence calls on world governments to put into effect a “Uniting for Peace Resolution (377)” at the UN General Assembly

World without Wars and Violence, Humanist Organisation Press Release Every Israeli and every Palestinian is a sacred being. The recent ceasefire attempted to bring an end to four weeks of fighting that killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and three civilians were also killed. World without Wars and Violence demands the right for all human beings to live in peace an ...

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Mahatma Gandhi – The Jews In Palestine

The Jews In Palestine By Mahatma Gandhi Published in the Harijan 26-11-1938. Several letters have been received by me, asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Jews in Germany. It is not without hesitation that I venture to offer my views on this very difficult question. My sympathies are all with the Jews. I have known them intimately in South Africa ...

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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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West Bank Silent Strike

Nablus, 2014/01/03 - To strike is a cry of desperation to re-establish ones rights. To strike is to show the society the valuable work the striking workforce performs. For 31 days the strike in all 19 UNRWA refugee camps on the West Bank has been carried out. For 31 days pupils have not received any education, sick and injured people have not been able to get any healthcare or medicine and the waste mountai ...

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U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

The United States lost its voting rights today at the global cultural agency UNESCO after failing to pay its dues for three years in protest over the agency’s recognition of Palestine. U.S. law compels the automatic withholding of funds from U.N. agencies that accept Palestine as a member, which UNESCO did in 2011. UNESCO protects sites with cultural significance and promotes issues ranging from press freed ...

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Kenya: workshop on Palestine

Mazin Qumsiyeh* has just returned from a trip to Kenya where he facilitated four days of workshops for a group of young people (aged 18-26) who came from several countries (Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia, Sri Lanka). “I like to work with young people and this also provided a chance to summarize many things that may be useful as a transition from one chapter to another,” he says. “I share with you the ...

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