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Hiroshima and more, by Mazin Qumsiyeh

Yesterday we had the honor of receiving seeds from Japan that we
planted in a ceremony at a stage in the Bet Lahem Live festival
( on the anniversary of the bombing of
Hiroshima. In my brief note I reflected on a visit and on my speech at
Hiroshima on the anniversary of the nuclear bombing. Three days later
I had also spoken at Nagazaki with a similar message. It was the first
time a Palestinian spoke in those cities on the anniversaries of those
catastrophic events. 30 Japanese peace activists visited our Palestine
Museum of Natural History and the botanical garden at Bethlehem
University and showed their full support. One brought us a water
filtration unit (reverse osmosis). International volunteers are also
working at the museum. We get empowered  and all we do here are forms
of resistance. We just harvested our honey (not as god a year as last
year but still, there is life and productivity from our bee hives,
from the green house, aquaponics etc.).  We hope you can join us for
fun and productive time as we grow plants and consciousness and

Please read my 2013 message at Hiroshima here:

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Mazin Qumsiyeh
Professor and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine

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