Our Beacon Forum

Israel & Palestine
By:Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bahrain
Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:31 pm

Reminder: schedule of my public lectures in the UK 24 October to 3 November
http://qumsiyeh.org/upcomingevents/

This is a school in Beit Taamar that has been demolished by
the Israeli occupation the day before it opened. Students went to a
demolished school but volunteers quickly rebuilt the school at night. The
Palestine Museum of Natural History donated some school supplies and will
partner with the school.
http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2017/10/school.html

As Catalonia Plans Independence from Spain, Julian Assange Advises
Organizers on Secure Messaging
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/10/as_catalonia_plans_independence_from_spain

Roger Waters talks about BDS, Trump, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine
https://stepfeed.com/we-talked-to-roger-waters-about-bds-trump-israel-lebanon-and-palestine-1973

Ofcom clears al-Jazeera of antisemitism in exposé of Israeli official.
Watchdog also rejects claims broadcaster broke impartiality rules in film
of embassy official vowing to ‘take down’ British MPs
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/oct/09/ofcom-clears-al-jazeera-ntisemitism-expose-israeli-embassy-official

Looking for a new way to support the Palestinian cultural resistance? A
Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry (Smokestack Books, UK), is
crowdfunding until 9 am Oct 15th:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-blade-of-grass-new-palestinian-poetry

Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein at September Gala: ‘I Am Israeli in My Heart
and Mind’
https://israelpalestinenews.org/movie-mogul-harvey-weinstein-september-gala-israeli-heart-mind/

2017: …. 120 years since the First Zionist Congress and the founding of
the World Zionist Organization (Basle, 1897); 100 years since the British
government`s “Balfour Declaration” (1917); 85 years since the League of
Nations adopted the Stimson Doctrine, recognizing occupation, colonization
and population transfer as violations of international law (1932); 75 years
since the first explicit codification of population transfer as an
international crime (January and October 1942); 70 years since the UN
General Assembly’s partition resolution 181, and Zionist forces’
implementation of their village-massacre and terror campaign in Palestine
(November 1947)… more here
http://hlrn.org/news.php?id=p2hnbA==#.Wdx1f1uCyUk

Palestinian Villages Hidden Under Israeli Forests
https://vimeo.com/184497845

Stay Human

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
http://qumsiyeh.org
http://palestinenature.org
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