SJPUPDATES#11 Sign the Petition against delisting Palestine from Facebook

Kia ora all,

In this update>>>>

(A) Sign the Petition: against delisting Palestine from Facebook
(B) Photos, Video, Report: Continued Repression in Bil’in, Palestine
(C) Ending the occupation of Palestine: Everything is Possible

(A) >>>>>Sign the Petition: against delisting Palestine from Facebook>>>>>
This petition is in response to a facebook group whose aim is to delist Palestine from a list of regions for users to choose from when entering their geographical information.

(B) >>>>>Continued Repression in Bil’in>>>>>
July 6th, 2007. This afternoon, in the West Bank town of Bi’lin outside of Ramallah, approximately 70 demonstrators attempted to approach the annexation barrier which snakes through Palestinian land. The peaceful protesters included Palestinian members of the community, Israelis, and international observers from the International Solidarity Movement and the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. Though the annexation wall has been completed in the area, the weekly protests against the wall have shown that resistance to the wall will not fade.

(C) >>>>>Ending the occupation of Palestine: Everything is Possible>>>>>
But if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to find a just and stable solution — one state, two states, some other solution — this will have to involve a true sharing of land, water, and, indeed, power. It will have to be the result of bilateral negotiation between two equal partners. It will have to allow both groups to exercise their cultural and political rights, to hold on to their narratives, languages, and religious traditions.

“Remember the solidarity shown to Palestine here and everywhere… and remember also that there is a cause to which many people have committed themselves, difficulties and terrible obstacles notwithstanding. Why? Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.” – Edward Said, Palestinian/American historian/political commentator
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