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TAKE ACTION NOW! Israel: Let Young Palestinians Seek a Higher Education

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Nearly 65% of Gaza's population is under the age of 25, although many would like to emigrate or study abroad, they're currently restricted.If Gaza universities don't offer the programs students want, they often forgo their academic aspirations altogether.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 12:28 pm
A big note of clarification--the right to education should be universal. When peace returns to Gaza and Israe let all who can do so get a higher education. This is NOT a political petittion to what I can see here. Please give access to all people to higher education as much as possible wherever they live.

Slava R (1311)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:07 pm
done & noted

Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:54 pm
You have added your voice to Israel: Let Palestinians Seek a Higher Education. Now maximize your impact by spreading the word about this Petition.
Thank you!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:04 pm
Signed earlier today. Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:31 pm
#506-thx Cal

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:56 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cal.

Winnie A (179)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:22 pm

Nicole W (646)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:35 pm
You have added your voice to Israel: Let Palestinians Seek a Higher Education.

S J (130)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:55 pm
done, thanks Cal

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:49 pm
You have added your voice to Israel: Let Palestinians Seek a Higher Education. Now maximize your impact by spreading the word about this Petition.

Animae C (514)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:55 pm
You have added your voice to Israel: Let Palestinians Seek a Higher Education.
523 supporters.

Thanx Cal

Brenda P (125)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 7:40 pm
noted signed

Caroline S (78)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:32 am
Signed of course.
But the right to to all people to education should be universal...

Patricia Cunningham (134)
Monday August 4, 2014, 2:45 am
Thank you Carl signed

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:00 am
Noted, signed and shared.
Thanks Cal.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:11 am
signed and noted thanks

Giana P (398)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:44 am
Noted and happily signed, thanks Cal.

Angelika Kempter (96)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:16 am
Noted ,thanks & signed

Alexandra G (250)
Monday August 4, 2014, 7:46 am
noted and signed, thank you Cal

Lady Suki (446)
Monday August 4, 2014, 8:11 am

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Monday August 4, 2014, 8:25 am
Signed thank you.

Autumn S (151)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:48 am
You Did It!

You have added your voice to Israel: Let Palestinians Seek a Higher Education.

Marianne R (95)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:41 pm
Noted and signed

Mary T (358)
Monday August 4, 2014, 9:32 pm
Thank you Cal - signed, noted & shared

Vicky P (476)
Monday August 4, 2014, 9:35 pm
noted, signed

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:29 pm

University in Gaza destroyed by Israel by those with 'Higher Education'

Gaza is Burning--Right Now!! Mohammed Omer's twitter feed is deeply alarming and very, very worrisome. We need to bear witness to the atrocities happening right now in Gaza. It is 3:30 Am in Gaza and the city is being pummeled, houses and residents bombed and burned.
This is terrifying.


ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:29 pm

these are the alarming images in situ, there IS no more university in Gaza folks !

Nowhere to hide in Gaza
UN reports that 215,000 Palestinians are now seeking shelter in UN facilities, while 133 schools have been bombed since “Operation Protective Edge” began


ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:30 pm

While 'some' are talking of peace, they mean the peace of a graveyard

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:35 pm

Intelligence and creativity know no borders, whether it be geopolitical, age, gender etc. Educational opportunities will open the doors to the future for individuals and the Palestinian people. Education can help lift people out of poverty and despair.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 10:36 pm

THIS is how parts of Gaza look like today

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 4, 2014, 11:03 pm

Gaza hospital and university bombed in Israeli attack ... ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY BOMBED
Israel's warplanes early on Saturday also bombed the premises of the Islamic University in western Gaza.
No human casualties have, however, been reported from the attack.
Eyewitnesses said Israel's F16s had attacked one of the buildings of the university, destroying large parts of it and also causing damage to surrounding buildings.
A 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire that started at 8:00am (0500 GMT) on Friday fell apart a short time later when Israel resumed its strikes against Rafah city.


Krista Slavin (195)
Monday August 4, 2014, 11:27 pm
Signed and noted

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:26 am
Thanks Cal, for putting up this petition - I couldn't agree more with you; education is IMO a basic human right! Signed as #585 and spread - hope it brings some results!

Meantime and while at it we should also try and rectify the situation at home and try to stop the discrimination inside Israel. Please check out:
"Students from Israeli Universities" Although it dates back to 2009 the situation hasn't changed to the better; it actually got worse.
"The many challenges Palestinian students face " This is a newer report from 2013

Anyone who's willing to set up a petition to better this situation regarding education for Israeli (Arabs) - I'd happily sign too and help spreading the petition.

fly bird (26)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 1:48 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:18 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:44 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 8:24 am

Whilst Palestinians in the Gaza Strip struggling for plain survival, 'proud Zionist Cal Mendelsohn' posting an other petition to increase education for young Palestinians.

Here, we call this a blatant deception.

Names of Palestinians and IDF soldiers Killed in the War on Gaza since 8 July

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 8:57 am
Thank you for posting this Cal and to Parcifal when are you offline?? I agree with you mostly but give kudos when kudos is due-

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 12:26 pm
signed and noted

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 3:55 pm
Thanks Parsifal for links!!

fly bird (26)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 4:11 pm
Thanks Parsifal.
A petition for "right" to education, freedom of movement for Palestinians in Gaza..
and the West Bank?
Freedom of movement, freedom of speech, freedom to not be harassed, and falsely arrested, an end to checkpoints... all this is needed for a 'free' society -- the illegal occupation of Gaza and Palestine does not allow freedom, in any sense.
Passing and being allowed through checkpoints, being held up, the control is still there - as long as the occupation forces operate illegally, there is no freedom.
This is not about a step by step/gradual 'process' of 'allowing' provisional rights -
It is about human rights and equal rights, no less, no more.
End the occupation, Israeli tyranny, and denial of Palestinian human rights.
No one is demanding 'priveleges' or 'crumbs'..
Palestinians are entitled to their freedoms and right to self determination.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 5:12 pm

exactly Jess, you got the point.
Deception as usually by the 'proud Zionist' Cal Mendelsohn
Portray a world looking through pink glasses and distract, where there is but genocide and ZioNazi atrocities, means struggle for survival for the victims of 2014 holocaust !

Very good comment of someone with a heart, thank you !

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 5:27 pm
check this out, the petition text is to be delivered among others to

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren

Now, we should know, when Oren was in office:

In office
July 20, 2009 – September 30, 2013

So, this petition is at least one year old, also worth to mention some links are dead already.
The petition itself, so does not represent Palestrina today but before the newest genocide took place and so it can be said, IS an other con by our dear Zionist friend to portray Palestine in an other light as it is today; means without todays destructions on all infra structures of (here) Gaza.

Thank you for your awareness and not accepting the deception of the Zionists playing the card of altruistic humanness and care for minorities.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 8:09 pm

This petition Cal Mendelsohn ' I am a proud Zionist' links to is like asking a goner before execution to sing the song 'Those were the days'

Infamy at it's best

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 8:14 pm

If anyone is aware about the enormous degree of destruction in the Gaza Strip, where whole cities are wipped off the map and knows there is NO University left which is not pulverized by bombs, artillery shells or air raids by F 14, hellfire missiles there is no doubt, what Palestinian students need most: EDUCATION !

An other prime example of Zionist infamy !
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