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15 May, Odense: Commemoration of Al-Nakba

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Al-Nakba, the catastrophe of 15 May 1948, marks the expulsion of the Palestinians from their own homeland. Palestinian House will mark the day with a demonstration in Odense


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fly bird (26)
Friday May 11, 2018, 11:34 pm
15 May, Odense: Commemoration of al-Nakba.

Tuesday, 15 May
5:00 pm
Odense, Denmark

Al-Nakba, the catastrophe of 15 May 1948, marks the expulsion of the Palestinians from their own homeland. Palestinian House will mark the day with a demonstration in Odense. The event will include talks, music and a gallery of Palestine from 1948 to the present.

Al nakba(katastrofen) der fandt sted den 15 maj 1948, er dagen, hvor palæstinenserne blev fordrevet fra eget land.
I denne anledning vil Det Palæstinensiske Hus markerer dagen med en demonstration ved Banegårdspladsen i Odense, tirsdag den 15 maj fra klokken 17-19.
Arrangementet byder på taler, musik, et galleri af Palæstina fra 1948 til dags dato og uddeling af Informationsflyers.
Vi håber, at i vil sætte kryds i kalenderen, og bakke op omkring arrangementet, samt udvise støtte og sympati til et folk der har brug for al støtte.

fly bird (26)
Friday May 11, 2018, 11:35 pm
Events for May 2018

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday May 12, 2018, 12:03 am

Lone F (67)
Saturday May 12, 2018, 6:56 am
Noted with thanks

Thanks for sharing - shared on FB for my Danish relatives to see!

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 12, 2018, 2:22 pm
Pray they are all peaceful. Thanks Fly

fly bird (26)
Saturday May 12, 2018, 6:13 pm
Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Land Day Killings. (Video 2:19)
Apr 6, 2018

Israeli snipers used live fire on Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza on Friday, March 30, 2018, killing at least 18 and injuring more than 1,400.

It is past time to end Israel’s impunity to using excessive force against Palestinians.

Email your Members of Congress now to demand the US open an investigation into Israel’s unlawful killing of Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza:

US Must Hold Israel Accountable for Gaza Land Day Massacre.

On March 30, 2018, the Israeli military met unarmed Palestinian protesters participating in the Great Return March with lethal and excessive force.

Israeli snipers killed at least 18 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 with live fire, actions that Human Rights Watch are calling "unlawful." Since then, Israel has continued to shoot at unarmed protesters, killing a total of 41 Palestinians, including at least three children and a journalist.

Israel is expecting to act with impunity – again. But you can help hold it accountable for its excessive use of force against Palestinian demonstrators.

Israel is the largest recipient of US military aid, and several US laws require the imposition of sanctions against a government which uses US military aid to commit human rights abuses.

Contact your Members of Congress today and demand an investigation to hold Israel accountable for violating these laws.

Great Return March.


fly bird (26)
Sunday May 13, 2018, 9:43 pm
Events for May 14, 2018

Philadelphia: Palestinian Great March of Return – Solidarity Rally

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: Jerusalem is Palestinian! Rally to end 70 years of colonialism

Montreal: Nakba 70 Action

Milwaukee: Nakba70 Rally and March

Prague: Protest against US Embassy Move, 70 Years of Nakba, Killings in Gaza

Athens: Solidarity with Palestinians against Israeli Occupation

London: Protest at the US Embassy for #Nakba70 and Right of Return

Detroit: Nakba Day – Jerusalem is (still) the capital of Palestine!

Berlin: 70 Years of Nakba

Events for 15 May 2018

Window Rock: Nakba: Diné Solidarity with Great Return March

Cape Town: National Protest for the #GreatReturnMarch and Against Israeli Apartheid

Vancouver: Mark Nakba70 – End Canadian Complicity

Johannesburg: Palestine Picket at the US Consulate

Copenhagen: Nakba=Catastrophe

Winnipeg: Al-Nakba 70 – Hope Lives in Remembrance

15 May, Odense: Commemoration of al-Nakba

Aalborg: We will never forget al-Nakba!

Washington DC: 70 Years too Long – Nakba Vigil and Storytelling

Oslo: Marking the Nakba, 70 Years of Exile

Helsinki: Protest 70 Years of Nakba

Gothenburg: Demonstration for Palestine

Stockholm: 70 years of displacement – Rally for a Free Palestine

London: Nakba Candlelight Vigil 1948-2018

Athens: 70 Years of Nakba, the struggle continues until the liberation of Palestine

Berlin: 70 Years of Nakba – Solidarity Demonstration for Palestine

Sydney: Protest for Palestine – 70 Years of Nakba

Malmo: Film and Conversation – Al Nakba, 70 Years of Exile

Manchester: Solidarity with Student Prisoners! Resist political detention!

Montevideo: 70 Years of Al-Nakba, 70 Years of Resistance

Sevilla: Nakba – 70 years of the occupation of Palestine

Valladolid: Rally to commemorate Al-Nakba

Gothenburg: Demonstration for Palestine

fly bird (26)
Sunday May 13, 2018, 11:21 pm
Haaretz: Gaza Doctors: Israeli Fire at Border Protests Causing Wounds Not Seen Since 2014 War

fly bird (26)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 12:27 am
“Horrific, unprecedented”: Israel massacres almost 60 Palestinians in Gaza. (PODCAST)
14 May 2018

A report from the Great March of Return, after Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza; excerpts of talks by Ghada Karmi, Joseph Massad, Ilan Pappe and Salman Abu Sitta.

Read more here:…stinians-gaza

(Photo: Palestinian protesters demand their rights during the Great March of Return, Rafah, Gaza Strip, 14 May. Photo by Mahmoud Bassam/APA Images)

fly bird (26)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 10:28 am
Today’s lead ‘NY Times’ article on the Gaza massacre is a model of dishonesty.
May 15, 2018

Today’s main New York Times article on Israel’s massacre of Gazan demonstrators — the lead front-page story in the print edition — is a masterpiece of deceit. The article, by David Halbfinger, employs the time tested tools of distortion, including classic Orientalism, dueling narratives, one-sided use of sources, and hiding the perpetrators behind passive sentences, topped off by outright dishonesty.

The distortion starts in the first sentence. “Across the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, loudspeakers on minarets urged Palestinians to rush the fence bordering Israel. . .” An Orientalist gem, insinuating that Gazan protesters are motivated by religious primitivism, instead of Israel’s crushing blockade and regular armed attacks.

“. . where they [the Gazans] were met by army snipers.” “Met” is hardly the appropriate word here, especially after another Times correspondent, Declan Walsh, has already described how far off Israeli snipers shot a woman in the stomach right in front of him on Sunday night.

“At least 58 were killed and thousands injured. . .” Passive voice; conceal the killers.

In paragraph 4, Halbfinger turns explicitly to dueling narratives. “For generations, both sides of the conflict have been locked in competing mutually negating narratives. . .” The implicit question: Who knows which side is right? This is post-modernism gone lethal, a view favored by Western liberals who sense something is terribly wrong but who are too cowardly to criticize Israel. Sometimes, one side of a dueling narrative is fundamentally true, and the other is a pack of lies.

Lower in the article are 4 short paragraphs reported from the standpoint of the Gazan demonstrators themselves.

But then immediately, a reverent respect for the Israeli military’s point of view. For 7 paragraphs, Halbfinger took dictation from the army’s mouthpiece, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, who asserted that the Gazans were: “planting or hurling explosives”; flying flaming kites into Israel; trying to slip armed fighters into Israel to “wreak havoc”; launching an armed attack on the border fence; and firing “numerous shots” at Israeli soldiers — all of which amounted to an “unprecedented level of violence.”

Next, stenographer Halbfinger writes that “Israel responded with gunfire and tear gas, and Israeli jets struck five targets in a Hamas military training facility. . .” This is Orwellian. Lt. Col. Conricus makes up or grossly exaggerates Gazan actions, and Halbfinger then calls Israel’s vicious attacks a ‘response’ to things that never happened.

Conricus also alleges that “one Israeli soldier was wounded by shrapnel from what was believed to be an explosive device.” Halbfinger fails to report that if true, this would be the very first injury to any Israeli whatsoever, whether soldier or civilian, in nearly 7 weeks of protest during which Israel has killed 107 Palestinians and injured another 13,000.

You have to pause to see what is happening here. Israel has just committed the biggest single massacre since its 2014 invasion of Gaza. The Times has 3 correspondents in Gaza, including the aforementioned Walsh, Iyad Abuheweila and Ibrahim El-Mughrabi — all of them doubtless risking their lives to report from amid the mass killing, and their shorter secondary article in today’s Times is helpful. But the paper’s main report gives them 4 puny paragraphs and devotes twice as much space to unsubstantiated claims from the proven liars of the Israeli military. This is truly taking “dueling narratives” to ugly ends.

Halbfinger does not quote a single human rights group, not even the respected Israeli organization B’Tselem, which has implored Israel’s soldiers not to fire at the Gazan demonstrators. Palestinians are dying by the dozens and being grievously wounded by the hundreds — Medicines Sans Frontieres said sniper bullets are leaving exit wounds the size of a fist — but Halbfinger did not let the Palestinians speak.

David Halbfinger is a skilled reporter and he must know exactly how he is distorting what is really happening in Gaza. We suspect he is under tremendous pressure — from the Israeli government, from his editors, from some of his readers. Until the pressure to tell the truth increases, he (and his colleagues) will continue to whitewash.

fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 16, 2018, 11:13 am
UK: Jews deliver message of condemnation to Israel

In a message to world leaders, international organization of Orthodox Jews against Zionism reiterates support for Palestine.



The anti-Zionist Neturei Karta organization has delivered a message of support and solidarity to Palestine as well as one of criticism and condemnation to Israel over its treatment of Palestinian civilians.

In a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday evening, Elahanan Beck, the chief rabbi of Neturei Karta, said “we have to realize and understand -- helping the state of Israel is not in the favor of Jewish people”.

“The Zionists say they want to make a safe haven for Jewish people, they want to help Jews… but this is untrue. The most dangerous place today for Jewish people -- not to speak for Palestinians, but even for Jews -- is in the state of Israel,” Beck said.

Praising Erdogan for withdrawing Turkey’s ambassador to Israel after the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Beck said: “If you want to help the Jewish people, follow the example of what the Turkish president did: withdraw your ambassador from there and come out in the clear”.

Tensions have risen in the region after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December and ordered the opening of a new U.S. embassy in the disputed and occupied city, a decision that has earned him global criticism and has broken many agreements regarding Jerusalem’s status.

At least 62 Palestinian demonstrators on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel who were protesting the embassy’s inauguration were killed Monday by the Israeli Defense Forces.

The killings have sparked a global outcry, with many world leaders condemning Israel, which claimed it was in self-defense.

“We are against the state of Israel. We are against occupiers, and we have to bring peace to the region,” Beck added.
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