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AIPAC and more, by Mazin Qumsiyeh

We just had the Palestine marathon in Bethlehem (6000 attending). We alsohad two field teams today: one near Yatta and one near Salfit. Rest of uscontinued volunteering at the museum and greeted some marathon runners andother visitors. Yesterday was a science and environment festival at HebronUniversity. I have some students there doing research with us (including onYatta area biodiversity). Thursday was also Land Day where we Palestinianswork to defend our land from thieves who from the beginning of theirZionist project wanted to get the land without the native people(colonialism). The Zionists are acting in ways that will come back to hauntthem . Big ways like waging war on Islam and smaller ways like arrestingOmar Barghouthi and passing laws to punish other supporters of Boycotts,Divestment, Sanctions ( Thus we continue acting positivelylocally to resist the oppression while thinking globally.Thinking globally, there is as usual some developments of interest (seebelow) including a pathetic meeting of "Arab leaders" in Jordan who hadlittle to do other than delivering speeches about Palestine while bombingYemeni civilians and others. The rare one or two decent ones seem lost inthe US orchestrated line-up (against Iran!). Human rights, democracy etcseem alien to most of those in power. So it is not surprising that Israelfelt emboldened enough this week to start a new colony on Palestinian land.Nicki Haley and the rest of the trum team as you know is now openly incollusion wit ethnic cleansing and land theft. Anyway, here is this week’scompilationOn the resignation of a UN official after UN Chief Gutieres falls on firsthurdle by buckling to Israel-US[This is not the first report that gets scuttled based on imperial-zionistpolicy, a report on the devastation of Yemen by the bombings of SaudiArabia and its allies faced a similar fate]Nicki Haley speaks at AIPAC (Israel’s lobby) important Conference in Washington about the Israel lobby (minute20 and beyond are fascinating) Jewish Defense League activists beat Palestinian-American at AIPAC Truth Behind The Headlines TEDx report on efficacy of non-violent resistance ‘Promoting Peace  and  Upholding the Transcendent Dignity ofthe Human Person in the Asia-Pacific Region’ March to Aleppo HumanMazin QumsiyehA bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at homeProfessor and (volunteer) DirectorPalestine Museum of Natural HistoryPalestine Institute of Biodiversity and SustainabilityBethlehem UniversityOccupied Palestinehttp://qumsiyeh.org