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Welcome to Palestine & More: UN Condemns Israeli Apartheid

By Mazin Qumsiyeh | Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 2, 2012

Various UN and International bodies condemn Israeli policies of apartheid and targeting children. More on the truly inspiring land day events including pictures from demonstrations around the world.  And volunteers and activists are still needed to work on the April 15-21 Welcome to Palestine Campaign *and the Nakba events in May and the Naksa evenmts in June). Email us at info@palestinejn.org

UN HRC votes 36-1 to probe Israeli Settlements. China & Russia FOR, United States AGAINST
UN rights body launches probe into Israeli settlements. (Reuters) – The United Nations launched an international investigation into Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, with the United States isolated in voting against the initiative brought by the Palestinian Authority. http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/03/22/un-israel-settlements-idINDEE82L0I920120322

UN Panel uses the strongest language to date to highlight Israeli racism and system of discrimination United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), was “appalled” by Israel’s racial segregation policies and that an advanced version of an upcoming CERD report indicates that racial prejudice can be found in almost every facet of Israeli life.
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/116872593/CERDCISRCO14-16

Defense of Children International-Palestine branch: Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted: Children held in military detention http://www.dci-palestine.org/sites/default/files/report_0.pdf

Pictures from Land Day events around the world (inspiring)
http://gm2j.com/main/gmj-photos/

Our video of the Land Day event in Bethlehem was watched by hundreds but some indicated problem seeing content.  Here it is again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U1qQVqVnsM

More videos of Land Day events
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339Txk8sfNY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bfJQSLnujw

UPDATE: Mustafa Barghouti stable after being struck in head at Qalandiya; Palestinian protester reports Barghouti attacked by fellow protesters
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/03/mustafa-barghouti-stable-after-being-struck-in-head-by-teargas-canister-at-qalandiya-israelis-claim-palestinians-attacked-him.html

The Global March on Jerusalem–from Bethlehem by Skip Schiel
http://skipschiel.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/with-an-open-heart-photos-stories-from-palestine-israel-the-global-march-on-jerusalem-from-bethlehem/

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Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
http://qumsiyeh.org

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