أعلام: 27 عاماً على رحيل زليخة الشهابي إحدى رائدات العمل الوطني والتربوي والاجتماعي الفلسطيني

تُعتبر زليخة الشهابي من المبادرات إلى تأسيس الاتحاد العام للمرأة الفلسطينية، إذ هي سعت بصفتها رئيسة الاتحاد النسائي في القدس إلى نشر فكرة إنشاء هذا الاتحاد، فدعت إلى اجتماع عام بتاريخ 20 شباط/ فبراير 1965 في القدس، حضرته ممثلات الاتحادات النسائية في المدن الفلسطينية تمهيداً لعقد مؤتمر عام يضم النساء الفلسطينيات في الوطن وفي الشتات، ويهدف إلى تشكيل إطار نسوي فلسطيني باسم الاتحاد العام للمرأة الفلسطينية.

How One Palestinian University is Remaking ‘Israel Studies’

At Birzeit University in the Israeli occupied West Bank, students and faculty are fundamentally remaking the dominant paradigm of Israel Studies as it has been configured in the United States and increasingly in Great Britain, with its proud “advocacy” mandate on behalf of the Israeli state. Birzeit’s program turns this paradigm inside out, providing students with a radical alternative: a settler-colonial framework is central within the curriculum, as is a comparative analytic framework. Source

Palestinian political groups’ statement on Eurovision

[We are pleased to publish this statement, received from Gaza this morning. The list of signing organizations is at the bottom. ~Editors.]

A statement by the Palestinian Islamic and National Factions

Gaza, Palestine, May 16, 2019

We condemn in the strongest terms holding the annual Eurovision
Song Contest this year in Tel Aviv, which is built on the ruins of our
destroyed villages after displacing its inhabitants by force, such as the
village of Sheikh Mouannis and Manshiyya.

We believe in the great role art and music play in human
dialogue, bringing peoples closer together and promoting coexistence and
stability, but this is not a justification for anyone to use art and music to
whitewash the crimes of the occupation.

At the time this competition is being held, the Israeli occupation continues to commit crimes against our people, their heritage and sanctities, especially as it coincides with the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, which is still ongoing around the clock, with sole and specific goal of cleansing the land of its inhabitants and stealing what remained of it.

This event also coincides with the 1st anniversary of the
massacre committed by the Israeli occupation against our besieged people in the
Gaza Strip for more than 13 years. On May 14 last year, about 72 Palestinians
were killed and more than 3,000 wounded. In addition, at the time of the
festival, more than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners are held in inhumane conditions
behind the Israeli bars, including hundreds of children, women and the sick.

Therefore, we call upon the European countries to stop supporting
this entity at the expense of our people and their rights, covering up its
crimes and treating it as a state above the law by immediately retreating any
activity that supports this racist entity.

Our people love life and want to live like other peoples of the earth peacefully on their land and in their homeland, to contribute to the manufacture of human civilization, but how can we achieve these goals while the fascist and racist occupation is still controlling our land? We therefore call upon all the free people of the world and lovers of justice and peace to support us in our just struggle for freedom, independence and return.

In conclusion, we affirm that the holding of this festival in the
occupation state will not bring them security or stability, nor will it whiten
their page soaked in the blood of our people, or falsify the reality of this
rogue state.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to all parties who have
responded to the demands and efforts of BDS activists around the world to
boycott this festival in support of our people.

Palestinian Islamic and National Factions

May 16, 2019

  • Hamas
  • Fatah
  • Islamic Jihad
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)
  • Palestinian Democratic Union (FIDA)
  • Palestinian People’s Party
  • Palestinian National Initiative
  • As-Sa’iqa
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command
  • Palestinian Popular Struggle Front
  • Palestinian Liberation Front
  • Arab Liberation Front
  • Palestinian Arab Front

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Over 20,000 pledge to deactivate Airbnb for Palestinian rights  

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ندوة “ماهية المشروع الوطني الفلسطيني”

تحت هذا العنوان، عقدت مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية في مدينة لارنكا، يومي 10 و 11 أيار/مايو 2019، ندوتها الخامسة المغلقة، التي نسق أعمالها كلٌ من جميل هلال وخالد فراج وماهر الشريف، وقدمت فيها أوراق لكل من ماهر الشريف، وجميل هلال، وغسان الخطيب، ومحسن أبو رمضان، ولميس أندوني، وهنيدة غانم، ومهند عبد الحميد، وسهيل الناطور، وجابر سليمان، وهاني المصري، وجورج جقمان، وحسن خضر. وشارك في نقاش هذه الأوراق كلٌ من طارق متري، وكميل منصور، وليلى شهيد، ومحمود سويد، ورشيد الخالدي، وأحمد خليفة، ومنير فخر الدين.

أعلام: عشرة أعوام على رحيل يسرى البربري إحدى رائدات العمل النسائي الفلسطيني

تُعتبر يسرى البربري من أبرز رائدات العمل الوطني والتربوي والاجتماعي في فلسطين، وخصوصاً في قطاع غزة.

ولدت في مدينة غزة في 15 نيسان/أبريل 1923.

والدها: إبراهيم البربري من تجار غزة وعضو المجلس البلدي فيها. والدتها: لبيبة محمود حلاوة. شقيقاها: المحامي كمال؛ سعيد.