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9 May 2018
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
70 Years On & The Nakba Is Still Being Felt Globally
~ Palestinian diaspora explain how the Nakba changed their lives
~ Former zionist reveals the racist views which lead to the Nakba
~ An update on Gaza: the last week of protests
and ICYMI... 'Showcasing Palestine' event a MASSIVE success
Refugees stream from Palestine in 1948 [Jim Pringle/AP]
Voices of the Palestinian diaspora: Nakba is an open wound
Al Jazeera News, 8 May 2018
"The Arab-Israeli Six Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 brought Palestinians no closer to realising their own dreams for a homeland as Israel's territorial ambitions continue to breach international law. Now, 70 years on since the inception of Israel, Palestinian members of the diaspora remain committed to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine and against Israeli occupation and oppression. Al Jazeera spoke to five expatriate Palestinians with various backgrounds and birthplaces to ascertain their views about 70 years of the Israeli state."
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De-colonising the mind - a former Zionist fighter's journey
Al Jazeera News, 9 May 2018
"Today, aged 89, Tikva is physically frail but mentally as sharp as nails, and her zeal and determination remain. However, she has directed them for several decades now to deconstructing and exposing via academic journals and articles the crimes on which Israel's foundations are built, and to analysing the psychological mindset that was essential to indoctrinating the 1948 generation she belonged to."
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Condemned for Gaza shootings, Israel says it is only defending its border from 'parade of terror'
The Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2018
"After weeks of Palestinian demonstrations on the Gaza Strip border, Israel is facing global condemnation for answering the agitators with tear gas and bullets."
"[A]fter six straight Fridays of Palestinian demonstrations on the Gaza border, Israel is now struggling to convince the world that its response is proportional. Forty-eight Palestinians, including two journalists and at least two teenagers, have been killed in the border clashes and thousands more have been injured, many with bullet wounds to the legs."
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And in case you missed it...
Showcasing Palestine Event a MASSIVE Success
The Showcasing Palestine event which took place last Sunday, 6 May 2018, has been classed a massive success. With hundreds of Adelaidians streaming in through the gates of the Migration Museum, Palestine was on full show for all those who came to enjoy the rich culture or to enjoy a slice of home. Dance performances, live music, authentic food, poetry, henna, and a fashion parade were just some of the amazing activities which contributed to making the day such an enjoyable and educational event.
Thank you to the amazing volunteers who helped organise the event, Glimmer of Hope, CAAR, the Migration Museum and of course those who attended the wonderful day. We can't wait to see you again next year!
Palestinian women of Adelaide serve up a storm
Guests relax in the traditional sitting area
BOOK LAUNCH WITH RAMZY BAROUD
Dr Ramzy Baroud, Palestinian journalist, poet, political activist and historian, son of a freedom fighter, will visit Adelaide during the South Australian History Festival.
DATE/TIME: THURSDAY 10 MAY 2018, 6:00PM
VENUE: THE ROB ROY HOTEL, 106 HALIFAX ST, ADELAIDE
FREE EVENT, BUT PLEASE REGISTER BELOW SO WE CAN CATER CORRECTLY.
The event will be lightly catered, and bar open in the hotel.
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