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American Muslims for Palestine Presents: Forgotten Palestine Strangers in Their Homeland

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Date(s) - 01/22/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Contact Person:
Tarek Khalil, AMP
Email:
info@ampalestine.org
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1514645872062867/
Phone:
+1 (703) 534-3032
Organization:
American Muslims for Palestine


The Nakba (catastrophe) is the ongoing displacement, fragmentation, and oppression of the Palestinian people by the settler-colonial Zionist movement. While approximately 750,000 Palestinians were dispossessed from their homes from 1948-1949, an estimated 160,000 remained in what became the State of Israel. A population that was always the indigenous majority now became a foreign minority, strangers in their ancestral homeland.

On Friday, January 22nd, join us at 6:00 PM Eastern for a special webinar where I will be hosting a live discussion on Facebook and YouTube with the following featured speakers on these topics:

  • Dr. Maha Nassar: Award-winning associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona and author of Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World.
  • Jamil Dakwar: Human rights lawyer and chair of Adalah Justice Project’s advisory board.

For more than 70 years since the beginning of the Nakba, the Palestinians who remained in Israel have been stripped of their national identity (i.e. Palestinian), and instead referred to in Zionist discourse as “Israeli Arabs” who face institutional discrimination in all fields of life, including politics, education, infrastructure, social services, and property rights.

As a result of this attempt at the erasure of Palestinian identity and culture, these Palestinians have been forgotten and dismissed from mainstream political discourse, relegated to second- or third-class citizenship in Israel, and almost unspoken of in the Palestinian liberation struggle.

The purpose of this webinar is to remember the significance of the Palestinian citizens of Israel to the broader Palestinian national project.

Please click here to RSVP, share this webinar on FacebookTwitter & Instagram, and be sure to invite your friends.

We look forward to having you join us Friday, January 22nd.

 

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