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National Forum for Scientists, by Mazin Qumsiyeh

We just completed the second National Forum for Scientists organized by thePalestinian Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence (I am on theboard, ). It was a great opportunity to see so manyyoung (and young at heart) innovators in so many fields from energy toenvironment to health.  Elias and Mohammad were selected to present ourbotanical garden as an innovative way to educate about nature andsustainability. Like always follow-up is key and we in the PalestinianInstitute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (and the museum, see are keen to continue to build partnership andcreate the environment for innovation and excellence. We welcome yourparticipation and partnership.While Congress does nothing to help US citizens drowning in debt includingstudent debts, it also wants to punish them (us) if they (we) speak out forhuman rights and international law. In a flagrant violation of democracyand of the first amendment, Congress may outlaw freedom of speech when itcomes to apartheid Israel.  Read, weep, then act to preserve democracy.Whether you support apartheid Israel or you do not, this proposed law willlead the US down the path of Mussolini’s Italy or Nazi Germany. Let uscontact senators and congressmen and complain and also block their offices.Legal cases should be brought up if it passes (it would beunconstitutional) HumanMazin QumsiyehA bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at homeProfessor and (volunteer) DirectorPalestine Museum of Natural HistoryPalestine Institute of Biodiversity and SustainabilityBethlehem UniversityOccupied Palestinehttp://qumsiyeh.orghttp://palestinenature.orgJoin me on facebook