silly-nanners:

The amazing doctors of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.

silly-nanners:

The amazing doctors of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.

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Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (MUST READ)
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In his latest work, renowned Israeli author and academic Pappe (A History of Modern Palestine) does not mince words, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity beginning in the 1948 war for independence, and continuing through the present. Focusing primarily on Plan D (Dalet, in Hebrew), conceived on March 10, 1948, Pappe demonstrates how ethnic cleansing was not a circumstance of war, but rather a deliberate goal of combat for early Israeli military units led by David Ben-Gurion, whom Pappe labels the “architect of ethnic cleansing.” The forced expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians between 1948-49, Pappe argues, was part of a long-standing Zionist plan to manufacture an ethnically pure Jewish state. Framing his argument with accepted international and UN definitions of ethnic cleansing, Pappe follows with an excruciatingly detailed account of Israeli military involvement in the demolition and depopulation of hundreds of villages, and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Arab inhabitants. An accessible, learned resource, this volume provides important inroads into the historical antecedents of today’s conflict, but its conclusions will not be easy for everyone to stomach: Pappe argues that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues today, and calls for the unconditional return of all Palestinian refugees and an end to the Israeli occupation.

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versatilequeen:

dreaminginspanish:

ebookcollective:

Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (MUST READ)

Formats Available

.PDF 1

.PDF 2

In his latest work, renowned Israeli author and academic Pappe (A History of Modern Palestine) does not mince words, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity beginning in the 1948 war for independence, and continuing through the present. Focusing primarily on Plan D (Dalet, in Hebrew), conceived on March 10, 1948, Pappe demonstrates how ethnic cleansing was not a circumstance of war, but rather a deliberate goal of combat for early Israeli military units led by David Ben-Gurion, whom Pappe labels the “architect of ethnic cleansing.” The forced expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians between 1948-49, Pappe argues, was part of a long-standing Zionist plan to manufacture an ethnically pure Jewish state. Framing his argument with accepted international and UN definitions of ethnic cleansing, Pappe follows with an excruciatingly detailed account of Israeli military involvement in the demolition and depopulation of hundreds of villages, and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Arab inhabitants. An accessible, learned resource, this volume provides important inroads into the historical antecedents of today’s conflict, but its conclusions will not be easy for everyone to stomach: Pappe argues that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues today, and calls for the unconditional return of all Palestinian refugees and an end to the Israeli occupation.

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Remembering Medgar Evers on Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day we remember Medgar Evers who returned from duty in WWII to be turned away from the polls when he tried to vote. He dedicated himself to fighting for voting rights; investigating race-based murders of African Americans includingEmmett Louis Till, Rev. George Lee, and more; organizing NAACP Youth Council's; supportingJames Meredith's right to attend Ole Miss; and more until he was murdered in June of 1963, leaving behind his wife and three young children. Photo: Roy Wilkins (left) and Medgar Evers (center) are arrested for protesting beatings and arrests of civil rights demonstrators in Jackson, Miss, 10 days before Evers' murder. ©Bettmann/Corbis

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A new playground in Khan Younis, Gaza

The El Nimsawi area in Khan Younis, Gaza was hit hard during the 2009 war. ANERA recently built a playground in El Nimsawi so children and families have a safe and fun place to play and relax.

Upcoming: “My Summer Experience Working & Living in the Refugee Camps of Lebanon”

It’s going to be a phenomenal program!

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THE LEAP PROGRAM & NYU SJP INVITES YOU TO: “MY SUMMER EXPERIENCE WORKING & LIVING IN THE REFUGEE-CAMPS OF LEBANON”

Come Hear LEAP Volunteers Report-Back on Their Volunteer Experiences & How You Can Get Involved!Tuesday, November 13 ~ 7:30 PMPizza & refreshments will be served! NYU Kimmel Center, Room 80860 Washington Square SouthNew York, NY 10012(photo ID required)The LEAP Program and NYU SJP invite you to join LEAP volunteers for a report-back and informational session on their experiences volunteering in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon in the summer of 2012. This year, 55 volunteers participated in LEAP’s Summer Help IN English (SHINE) Project both instructing English and leading recreational activities in four camps in Lebanon: Bourj el Barajneh and Shatila in Beirut, and Rashadieh and Bourj el Shamale in Tyre. Come hear about their experiences working and living in the refugee camps, as well as learn more about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational empowerment program for Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of its students so they may become agents of change. LEAP provides educational projects and services to increase student access and opportunities. Over the past three years, LEAP has made a positive impact on over 1500 Palestinian refugee-students and over 90 volunteers. Kindly note, handmade Palestinian embroidery and other merchandise from the camps will be available for purchase. ~Learn more: www.leapsummerprogram.org ~Contact: info@leapsummerprogram.org
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rebellion92:

Finally got it! a Film by my great film professor and mentor, Nida Sinnokrot.
“What is left for Palestinian farmers who learn that in 24hrs the Israeli Army will confiscate their lands for the construction of a Security Wall? What do people do when their very survival is threatened by one of the world’s most powerful armies? PALESTINE BLUES tells the story of a village’s confusion, desperation, and resistance, their daily victories and wrenching defeats. Unexpectedly filled with moments of poetry and humor this film’s intimate access, unforgettable characters and story structure blur the line between documentary and narrative. Filmed at times with a hidden camera and at times under extreme duress, Palestinian-American filmmaker Nida Sinnokrot gives us a lasting chronicle of a people and their ancient life-giving orchards, ever threatened by destruction.”

rebellion92:

Finally got it! a Film by my great film professor and mentor, Nida Sinnokrot.

“What is left for Palestinian farmers who learn that in 24hrs the Israeli Army will confiscate their lands for the construction of a Security Wall? What do people do when their very survival is threatened by one of the world’s most powerful armies? PALESTINE BLUES tells the story of a village’s confusion, desperation, and resistance, their daily victories and wrenching defeats. Unexpectedly filled with moments of poetry and humor this film’s intimate access, unforgettable characters and story structure blur the line between documentary and narrative. Filmed at times with a hidden camera and at times under extreme duress, Palestinian-American filmmaker Nida Sinnokrot gives us a lasting chronicle of a people and their ancient life-giving orchards, ever threatened by destruction.”

Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens. — Howard Zinn