Palestine

Palestinian Statehood at the United Nations: A Resource

The issue of Palestinian Statehood is expected to come before the UN this fall. This is a complex topic, with historical, technical and political dimensions. QUNO New York has put together an informal information resource covering matters relating to the current discussions. This will be periodically updated (latest update 18 August).

The issue of Palestinian statehood

The issue of Palestinian Statehood is expected to come before the UN this fall. This is a complex topic, with historical, technical and political dimensions. QUNO New York has put together an informal information resource covering matters relating to the current discussions.

Salt of this Sea movie showing

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 6:30pm

 

Israeli Independence/Palestinian Nakba: A Palestinian-American’s Story

By Kathleen McQuillen, Iowa Program Coordinator 

Nakba (catastrophe) Day is observed by Palestinians around the world as a day of grief in remembrance of the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians as the Jewish state of Israel was created on Palestinian land. In Des Moines, AFSC organized an event on May 15 providing a forum for Palestinian-Americans to share their history and hopes for the future.

We Want to End the Division

The protests and revolutions that have swept through the Middle East, have not left Palestine untouched.  Youth in Palestine began their own movement, calling for an end to the internal divisions between Palestinian political factions. In their eyes, the power struggle between Hamas, which runs Gaza, and Fatah, which runs the West Bank, has worsened their hopes for a peaceful, prosperous future.

Is a Palestinian State Still Possible?

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 3:00pm

Separation Wall

Separation Wall

Palestinian children stand near the Separation Wall built by Israel.

Samar Sarhan and Fayiz Ahmed Abusharkh

Today, 63 years after the Nakba – the “catastrophe” – wherein 750,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their homes to make way for the newly proclaimed state of Israel, new hope emerges. The United Nations is planning to vote on Palestinian statehood in September 2011.

Samar Sarhan and Fayiz Ahmed Abusharkh will share personal stories of the Nakba – what it meant to them and their families, and what it would mean today to have Palestine declared a state.

Goldstone, Gaza and Accountability for Operation Cast Lead

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:10pm

A Call to the Community of Conscience: Goldstone, Gaza, and Accountability for Cast Lead

Public event featuring Adam Horowitz and Ali Abunimah

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

6:30 pm

University of Chicago, Kent 107, 1020 E. 58th Street, Chicago, IL

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by AFSC and Students for Justice In Palestine/Univ. of Chicago

*Adam Horowitz is a Jewish activist, co-editor of Mondoweiss and co-editor of "The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Investigation of the Gaza Conflict."

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