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New Years message from Mazin | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

To all those who yearn for peace with justice Happy new Year 2015. May it bring all of you peace (internal peace atleast!). We Palestinians have one top wish for 2015 as in every year since 1917: freedom. Freedom means self determination, it means refugees will be finally allowed to return home. Freedom means I can go to my city ...

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Back in Palestine | Mazin Qumsiyeh

My short trip to the USA and Canada was encouraging as all 12 talks I gave were well attended including schools, churches and civic centers. I also visited museums to get additional ideas and collaborations for continuing work in our nascent Palestine Museum of Natural History. The Sabeel Conference in Portland also had 400 people. Much work for peace and justice is being ...

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Another world is possible | Mazin Qumsiyeh

A visit to the Galilee just emphasized to me that we are on the right track to one democratic state where we live together in equality, peace, and harmony.  Another world is coming.  As you will see below, there is no difference in colonial settlement activity inside 1948 or 1967 occupied areas but that is all temporary phenomenon. Since my ...

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Israel Apartheid Week and more | Mazin Qumsiyeh

by Mazin Qumsiyeh Early this morning, Israeli forces brutally uprooted Palestinians who made presence in the Jordan Valley near Deir Hijlah. Many Palestinians were injured including our friend Abdullah Aburahma from Bil’in whose arm was broken. Israeli media ignored this event that lasted eight days of non-violent action that attempted to draw attention to the ongoing ethnic cleansing in the ...

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Snow and Subservience | Mazin Qumsiyeh

It is snowing here in Palestine.  My visitors from Gaza (a child being treated and his father) wish to go back to their family even though their wife tells us that they have no water and no electricity and that parts of the refugee camp that they live in is flooded (in Rafah).  But we are all concerned for the ...

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