The Ongoing Nakba in Sheikh Jarrah
Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021 Time: 3:00 PM (Palestine Time) Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email Register at: https://bit.ly/3cTHjuu Facebook event at: https://fb.me/e/cMA9cANuK Note: The discussion is in English. Arabic translation will be provided in the webinar.
Background on Forced Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah Eight Jerusalemite families totalling 19 households of around 87 Palestinians residing in Sheikh Jarrah are currently at imminent risk of forced eviction. Unlawfully applying Israeli domestic law to occupied territory, Israeli courts have ruled in favor of lawsuits undertaken by settler organisations to evict the eight families. Four families totalling around 30 people, were ordered to leave their homes by 2 May 2021.
The 500 residents of Karm Al-Ja’ouni area in Sheikh Jarrah are refugees, who are experiencing an ongoing Nakba exemplified in their continued denial of their inalienable rights of return and property restitution, and the intensified coercive environment designed to drive their ongoing transfer.
Feb 16, Feb 23, March 9. We will see Fatma from Susiya and Claire from Bethlehem to learn about some of the traditional dishes in Palestine. Then hear about Fatma’s village and Christians living in the occupated territories. Then learn about actions we can take to promote justice. (Click on the thumbnail to view the poster) Recipes. Register
Palestine: Law and Accountability in Bringing the Occupation to an End with Michael Lynk
Saturday, Feb-20 at 1:00 pm EST Speaker: Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine In the Middle East, it is sometimes said that international law is closer to power than to justice. How can we change that? And what are the prospects for justice with the recent ruling by the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction to investigate war crimes and other serious crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory?> Webinar registration link.
Eighty percent of those living in Gaza are refugees whose parents or grandparents were forced to flee from what is now Israel in 1947/48. Gaza is more than angry young men throwing stones or shooting rockets, or impoverished and desperate women and children huddled in bombed out buildings. It is also a functioning society where people shop, play, cook, eat, and socialize under very difficult circumstances. See the webinar as we follow one lady giving us a window into her daily life. Rana is an author, an English teacher, a wife and the mother of three children. She will show us around her home and her neighborhood. She will talk about raising children, the challenges of looking after her elderly relatives, and earning a living. How does she do it – under Israeli blockade with occasional Israeli air raids and constant Israeli drones flying overhead – AND NOW during a pandemic?
THREAT TO JERUSALEM Sunday, December 6 at 1 pm ET, featuring Zakaria Odeh, executive director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, Jonathan Kuttab, founder of Al-Haq, recognized international human rights lawyer, Dr. Yousef Al Natshi, director of the Department of Tourism and Archaeology at the al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem and Azeezah Kanji, legal academic and journalist. Discussions on threats to Masjid Al-Asqa, demographic changes underway in Al Quds/Jerusalem, house demolitions in East Jerusalem, evictions of Palestinians in Palestine and Israeli settlers in Holy City. Register for the Webinar at Just Peace Advocates
Kumi Now brings activists around the world together for Palestine. Kumi Now hosts weekly video gatherings to connect activists with the organizations working for Palestine. You can view participate in current and view past sessions by following the links on the Kumi Now website.
A discussion with alternative media journalists Mnar Muhawesh Adley (MintPress News), Rania Khalek (Unauthorized Disclosure), and Anya Parampil (The Grayzone)
Register to reserve your spot.
COVID-19 and the Systematic Neglect of Palestinians in East Jerusalem – Online briefing launch – Thurs. July 23, 12pm
Representative from MAP, Al-Haq and JLAC will discuss the main findings of the paper and the actions needed to be urgently taken by the international community to bring about lasting change. Register
Canadian Perspectives on Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Lands
Please join us at 1PM (EDT) on July 19, 2020 for a webinar hosted by the Canada Boat to Gaza, a member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. To register on Zoom, please follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Panelists are: Rehab Nazzal , Lia Tarachansky, Michael Lynk and Dimitri Lascaris. The panel will be moderated by David Heap of the Canadian Boat to Gaza / Freedom Flotilla Coalition.
Some Events from the past:
We watched the video of Miko Peled, an Israeli from Jerusalem. He wrote the book, “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.”
We also watched the BBC documentary “A Walk in the Park”. Here is a short outtake. If you are interested in the full documentary, please contact us.