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Mar-23-2012 15:39printcomments

Faith Under Occupation

Welcome to Palestine 2012*: Over 1500 have already purchased tickets from Europe alone and we expect many more to arrive for a week of activities beginning April 15.

Global March to Jerusalem
Courtesy: Iran News Agency

(BETHLEHEM) - We need media and other volunteers for upcoming critical events including the Global March to Jerusalem and the Welcome to Palestine Campaign (see below for links). We especially need volunteers in the West Bank. All levels of skills and knowledge would be appreciated. Send a brief description of your background and availability to info@palestinejn.org.

We just had the book launch of "*Faith Under Occupation*: The Plight of Indiginous Christians in the Holy Land" in Beit Sahour

* "Palestinian Christians are one of the most misrepresented and poorly understood groups in the Middle East. In this study by Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), they tell their own story of life under an occupation that discriminates against all Palestinians, regardless of their faith. " *You can download the PDF file here and use it in your advocacy and outreach (especially to churches): http://www.eappi.org/index.php?id=7530

*Global March to Jerusalem 30 March 2012*: Delegations and volunteers are assembling in various bordering countries and mass movements in Palestine is materializing. If you are unable to join us in Palestine or along the borders, join or organize events in your cities (particularly at Israeli embassies and consulates)

http://www.gm2j.com/

http://www.facebook.com/events/416816611669001/

*Welcome to Palestine 2012*: Over 1500 have already purchased tickets from Europe alone and we expect many more to arrive for a week of activities beginning April 15. Join us as stand together Internationas and
Palestinians for peace, nonviolence, freedom of movement, and solidarity with those struggling to stay in their land. (email to help or for more info: info@palestinjn.org)

http://bienvenuepalestine.com/

http://www.welcometopalestine.info

http://www.palestinejn.org/

http://electronicintifada.net/content/interview-everyone-can-help-welcome-palestine-2012/10706

UN Report: The Humanitarian Impact of the *Takeover of Palestinian Water Springs by Israeli Settlers*

http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_springs_factSheet_march_2012_english.pdf

*United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination* (CERD), was "appalled" by Israel’s racial segregation policies and that an advanced version of an upcoming CERD report indicates that racial prejudice can be found in almost every facet of Israeli life.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/116872593/CERDCISRCO14-16


Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine since 1999. He previously held a similar position at Duke University. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media included the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is author of “Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle” and just published “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment.” Visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.




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