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Human duries for Palestine
By:Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bahrain
Date: Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:20 am

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become
actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they
become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." Lao
Tzu

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is
it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks
the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a
position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take
it because it is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A scholar without activism is only a mercenary of knowledge. An activist
without knowledge is just a mercenary of charity. Beware, it is neither
knowledge nor charity, but justice that brings the kingdom." Santiago
Slabodsky

Corollary: Action without rational thought based on critical thinking can
be dangerous, but education, rational thought, and spoken words remain
sterile without ACTION (my words)

I shared with you in my last email a link to accomplishments done to serve
Palestine and its environment. It is important for people, fauna, anf flora
that each of us take action. Please, if you have not done so, go to
https://www.palestinenature.org/six-months-accomplishments/
and then do something. Here are some ideas:
http://qumsiyeh.org/whatyoucando/

Transcript of talk given at the Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library at the
invitation of the Merton Palestine Solidarity Campaign on 31 October 2017,
attended by circa 60 people. Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, Director of the
Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Palestine Institute for
Biodiversity and Sustainability - Bethlehem University and author of
several books including ‘Popular Resistance in Palestine’.
http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2017/11/mertontalk.html

[thought provoking] 16 children – 16 photos: Click the black background and
switch on their reality
http://politiken.dk/fotografier/art5849931/Click-the-black-background-and-switch-on-their-reality

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
Join me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mazin.qumsiyeh.9
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