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Human Rights: Minnesota, Olives, and More

Here we are beginning the olive harvest season and settlers and soldiers of the occupation try to destroy and restrict harvest but people do their best...

Human Rights

(BETHLEHEM) - My access to email maybe limited for 10 days as I will be on traveling giving talks mostly in Minnesota, USA. If you are in the area and would like to get together see my schedule posted here and of course the rest of the year, I am in Palestine and always welcome visitors.

Here we are beginning the olive harvest season and settlers and soldiers of the occupation try to destroy and restrict harvest but people do their best.  Here is an article I wrote three years ago about Olives and their significance in Palestine:

Conferences: The Eighth Annual Interfaith Tree of Life Conference on Israel
and Palestine In Six Locations:
November 2 Harvard University
November 3 & 4 Old Lyme, Connecticut
November 3 Springfield, Massachusetts
November 7 West Hartford, Connecticut
November 10 & 11 New York City
November 11 & 12 Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Details at

Ask Finland to investigate Israeli attack on Estelle and the kidnapping of
its 30 passengers in International waters. News here:
Action here:

Academic Questionnaire- for International Activists for Palestine. To fill
it out, visit:
For Jewish Israeli:  אם את\ה יהודי ישראלי, הולך לקישור הבא

Israel limits access to education to force Palestinians out: Press TV has
interviewed Mr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, professor at Bethlehem University,
Bethlehem about forced education restrictions in Palestine by the

What is to be done?: Hebron students debate resistance to occupation

Stay human
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD


Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin is a Professor in Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities, Chairman of the Board, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People, He has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. 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. Those are just a small list, visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more:



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