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sister herb
05-07-2008, 08:42 AM
Karin, MUNICH - AND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING


May 5, 2008

To celebrate 60 years of independence, Israel is planning a large-scale birthday bash with events taking place in many different countries around the world. In Jerusalem, a 3-day conference, under the title "Facing Tomorrow" is planned from May 13 – 15, to which many world leaders, such as U.S. President Bush, and French President Sarkozy, and celebrities such as Barbara Streisand and Steven Spielberg have been invited and plan to attend.

(BTW ... many canceled - Barbara Streisand was among them! As a known supporter of Israeli causes in previous years, her cancellation was the most notable.)

It is wrong to celebrate and we need to do something BIG to make the world, and those gathered to celebrate Israel, see and hear us. We* have this idea and we need your help to make it happen! On May 15, we will launch 21,915 (365 days x 60 years) black balloons over the skies of Jerusalem. We aim to turn the skies over Israel’s celebrations black to let people know that there is another side of the story, a side of heartache, suffering and dispossession. At the same time, each balloon will carry a letter from a Palestinian child expressing his/her hope for the future, to let the world know that we believe in and dream of justice.


Other things that you can do:

1 - On May 15, we are asking everyone, wherever he or she is, to wear black. PLEASE WEAR BLACK!

2 - WRITE LETTERS, or help collect letters from Palestinian children. You can email us the letters and we will print them out and attach to the balloons that we will launch;

3 - If you are in Palestine, volunteer to help us inflate and LAUNCH the balloons on May 15;
Wherever you are, consider doing an action in SOLIDARITY with our action (in addition to whatever else you may be planning). For example, you can launch your own balloons, fly black kites, march with black banners, etc.

4 - To donate to the cost of the balloons.

More information: http://www.60yearsofnakba.org/
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north_malaysian
05-07-2008, 09:17 AM
Originally Posted by sister harb
Karin, MUNICH - AND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING


May 5, 2008

To celebrate 60 years of independence, Israel is planning a large-scale birthday bash with events taking place in many different countries around the world. In Jerusalem, a 3-day conference, under the title "Facing Tomorrow" is planned from May 13 – 15, to which many world leaders, such as U.S. President Bush, and French President Sarkozy, and celebrities such as Barbara Streisand and Steven Spielberg have been invited and plan to attend.

(BTW ... many canceled - Barbara Streisand was among them! As a known supporter of Israeli causes in previous years, her cancellation was the most notable.)

It is wrong to celebrate and we need to do something BIG to make the world, and those gathered to celebrate Israel, see and hear us. We* have this idea and we need your help to make it happen! On May 15, we will launch 21,915 (365 days x 60 years) black balloons over the skies of Jerusalem. We aim to turn the skies over Israel’s celebrations black to let people know that there is another side of the story, a side of heartache, suffering and dispossession. At the same time, each balloon will carry a letter from a Palestinian child expressing his/her hope for the future, to let the world know that we believe in and dream of justice.


Other things that you can do:

1 - On May 15, we are asking everyone, wherever he or she is, to wear black. PLEASE WEAR BLACK!

2 - WRITE LETTERS, or help collect letters from Palestinian children. You can email us the letters and we will print them out and attach to the balloons that we will launch;

3 - If you are in Palestine, volunteer to help us inflate and LAUNCH the balloons on May 15;
Wherever you are, consider doing an action in SOLIDARITY with our action (in addition to whatever else you may be planning). For example, you can launch your own balloons, fly black kites, march with black banners, etc.

4 - To donate to the cost of the balloons.

More information: http://www.60yearsofnakba.org/
I'll be wearing black that day... Inshallah..:cry:
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Whatsthepoint
05-07-2008, 10:54 AM
What about a combination of black and blue? You know, a two-state solution?
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north_malaysian
05-07-2008, 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
What about a combination of black and blue? You know, a two-state solution?
I support the two state-solution...

But only the Zionist Jews are happy on that day... so it's kinda weird to wear black and blue...

Until the Palestinians have their own sovereignity... I wont recognise Israel too...

There is a group of Jews that would remember the 60 years of Nakba on the facebook...:thumbs_up
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sister herb
05-12-2008, 02:55 PM


Jews burn Isreali flag in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 8, 2008 during protest against Isreal...

So yep there is every kinds of Jews too.

:D
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north_malaysian
05-13-2008, 12:34 AM
Originally Posted by sister harb
http://upload.smart-c.com/uploads/634b5ea52e.jpg

Jews burn Isreali flag in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 8, 2008 during protest against Isreal...

So yep there is every kinds of Jews too.

:D
Most of Jews who are members of Jews remembering 60 years of Nakba on facebook are from New York.

There are dozens of Israeli Jews prefer to call their nation as Palestine too in facebook...
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-13-2008, 12:39 AM
Mmmm if we are allowed to do it then I'll do it too :)
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north_malaysian
05-13-2008, 01:09 AM
It's kinda protesting ... right?
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-13-2008, 03:04 AM
:sl:

Well that's what I was thinking...not sure. I just want to be certain, InshaAllah.
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truemuslim
05-13-2008, 04:49 PM
where at? all around the world? or just in palestine?

also u shud get some smoke fireworks, u kno those that u put somewhere light em and smoke comes and fills all the place, but make it black. lool. that would make it look scary like dey in som kinda horror movie...black sky...black smoke...and black people!
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sister herb
05-15-2008, 06:13 PM

Palestinians release black balloons during an activity marking Israel's 60th anniversary, which Palestinians call the 'nakba,' or catastrophe, the word they use to describe Israel's establishment which resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, in the West Bank refugee camp of Kalandia between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Thursday, May 15, 2008.
(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)




Palestinian children bring out black balloons to release into the air during a rally to mark Israel's 60th anniversary, which Palestinians call the 'nakba,' or catastrophe, the word they use to describe Israel's establishment which resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, in the refugee camp of Aida near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday May 15, 2008.
(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
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truemuslim
05-15-2008, 06:17 PM
^ wow jazakallah khair sis
did they take pictures of the balloons when they were in da sky?
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sister herb
05-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
^ wow jazakallah khair sis
did they take pictures of the balloons when they were in da sky?
Maybe but I haven´t found them yet...
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truemuslim
05-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Oh ok inshallah someone will find em. i'll look
Jazakallah khair
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north_malaysian
05-16-2008, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
^ wow jazakallah khair sis
did they take pictures of the balloons when they were in da sky?
yeah... I would love to see pics of black baloons over Jerusalem's sky. At least the Israelis would know that not all are happy with Israelis celebrating 60 years of..... erm... what?
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north_malaysian
05-16-2008, 02:40 AM
Nakba pics



Ramallah, Palestine



Rabat, Morocco



Tehran, Iran



Damascus, Syria



Cairo, Egypt



Nablus, Palestine



Gaza City, Palestine



Hebrew University, Jerusalem



Knesset, Jerusalem

Source: http://annies-letters.blogspot.com/2...g-post_15.html
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truemuslim
05-16-2008, 02:47 AM
Mashallah bro jazakallah khair!!
Wow worldwide ...mashallah :)
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north_malaysian
05-16-2008, 02:54 AM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
Mashallah bro jazakallah khair!!
Wow worldwide ...mashallah :)
many mosques in Malaysia would deliver the Friday sermon about Al Nakba today...
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Asper
05-16-2008, 03:20 AM
that's going to be a lot to clean up when they float back down :p
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-16-2008, 03:27 AM
The second to last pic, what are they doing to it? Either trying to take it from someone or something else?

:sl:
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truemuslim
05-16-2008, 04:15 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
many mosques in Malaysia would deliver the Friday sermon about Al Nakba today...
Wow mashallah thats so cool. malaysia is so cool. muslims in malaysia are so cool.....ok muslims are so cool .lol


Originally Posted by Asper
that's going to be a lot to clean up when they float back down :p
hehe cmon dont kill it! hehe. anyway they clean up da baloons while da palestinians cleaning up da bloooood :cry:
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Whatsthepoint
05-17-2008, 05:52 PM
I hope the Palestinians get their state as soon as possible.
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north_malaysian
05-18-2008, 12:18 AM
THE SKY OVER JERUSALEM TURNED BLACK IN MOURNING

Protests of both Palestinians and Israelis commemorating the event of Nakba in Qalandia Refugee Camp (Ramallah), Aida Refugee Camp (Bethlehem), Jerusalem Old City, Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and Shuafat.



































Source:
http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/200...k-in-mourning/

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north_malaysian
05-18-2008, 12:24 AM
From New York, USA













Source: http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/200...ber-the-nakba/
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-18-2008, 01:17 AM
^^ Oh cool, right in my own backyard....not literally lol. Oh man i wish i was there. Only an hour or so away.
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Whatsthepoint
05-18-2008, 09:59 AM
I wonder what Israeli protestors would like to achieve.
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crayon
05-18-2008, 10:04 AM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
I wonder what Israeli protestors would like to achieve.
A fair solution to this gigantic israeli-palestinian mess, I guess?
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Whatsthepoint
05-18-2008, 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by crayon
A fair solution to this gigantic israeli-palestinian mess, I guess?
Yeah, but what exactly do they want? I right to return for 4,5M Palestinians? One land where Palestinians and Isarelis lived in peace?
Two states is the only rational solution an Israeli can support, unless they want their country taken over by Arabs..
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north_malaysian
05-18-2008, 10:22 AM


London, UK (10.05.2008)

http://www.palestinecampaign.org/Ind...&Content_ID=25




Toronto, Canada

http://johnb.smugmug.com/gallery/491...93286902_ZC7yN



Turin, Italy

http://www.corriere.it/gallery/Crona...gio/torino/1&1
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crayon
05-18-2008, 10:27 AM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
Yeah, but what exactly do they want? I right to return for 4,5M Palestinians? One land where Palestinians and Isarelis lived in peace?
Two states is the only rational solution an Israeli can support, unless they want their country taken over by Arabs..
Not exactly sure, that's why I just said "fair solution". Just as there are palestinians who have different ideas of how to solve this, so too are there Israelis. I guess it's just everyones personal opinion.
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north_malaysian
05-18-2008, 10:28 AM
For Israel Arabs, 60 Years Adrift

IslamOnline.net & Newspapers



Many Israeli Arabs live in packed towns and villages, often next to their original lands and homes. (NY Times)

CAIRO — For Jamal Abdulhadi Mahameed, Israel's 60th birth anniversary is no reason to celebrate but to reflect on decades of discrimination and injustice. "We are prohibited from using our own land," the 69-year-old Israeli Arab told the New York Times on Wednesday, May 7.

"This was my house. This is where I was born," he said standing next to a long-neglected home built by his grandfathers in the village of Lajoun.

The piece of land surrounding the house, now filled with overgrown scrub and pines, was planted by the family for generations.

Homes Tell History of Nakba 60 Years on... Palestinians Still Divided

But since the creation of Israel on the rubble of Palestine in 1948, Mahameed has not been able to return to his family's land.
Instead, he spent six decades a few miles away in the crowded town of Um el-Fahm, watching his land farmed or built upon by outsiders.

Many Israeli Arabs, descendants of Palestinians who stayed after hundreds of thousands of compatriots fled or were driven from their homes by Zionist gangs in 1948, live in packed towns and villages, often next to their original villages.

Israel, which came to exist on the rubble of Palestine, denies them from returning to these villages.

Mahameed and 200 fellow villagers have gone to court to retrieve their lands and properties.

Their case was rejected by the district court, which supported the government's claim that the land of Lajoun constitutes a settlement.

"Land is presence," says Israeli academic Clinton Bailey.
"If you want to be present here, you have to have land. What you cede to Arabs can no longer be used for Jews who may still want to come."

According to statistics released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, May 6, Arabs in Israel are estimated at 1.5 million or 20 percent of the 7.3 million population.

Identity
Israeli Arabs are much troubled by attempts to obliterate their identity.

"I am not a Jew," Eman Kassem-Sliman, an Arab radio journalist, told the Times.

"How can I belong to a Jewish state?"

Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state will be the coup de grace to the Palestinian struggle for a statehood on the historical land, including millions of refugees.

For Israeli Arabs, a pure Jewish state would mean no room for them.

"If they define this as a Jewish state, they deny that I am here," fumes Sliman.

Israelis increasingly see Arabs as one of the central challenges for the future of their state.

Though legally considered Israeli citizens, many Arabs face discrimination in all walks of life.

Poverty rate among them is almost twice that of Israeli Jews.
According to a June 2007 Democracy Index of the Israel Democracy Institute, only half Israelis believe Jews and Arabs must have full equal rights, and 78 percent oppose the inclusion of Arab political parties in the government.

The majority of Jews, as polls also show, want Arabs to be surgically removed to preserve the Jewish, Zionist character of Israel.

But Arabs are determine to fight off discrimination.

"No matter what happens, we will not leave here again," says Abdulwahab Darawshe, the head of the Arab Democratic Party and a former Knesset member.

"That was a big mistake in 1948."


Source: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/S...News/NWELayout
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-18-2008, 03:01 PM
I wonder if the Jews ever thought of going back to Germany and reclaiming land there? Hello? I mean did they forget what happened to them there....anyway um i guess thats off topic.
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truemuslim
05-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Mashalah they did it in the U.S.A and i missed it!
i told you new york is tiight ...
anyway
Jazakallah khair bro noth malaysian for keepin us updated...and the pics are amazing mashallah!
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AvarAllahNoor
05-19-2008, 03:48 PM
Satguru Kirpa Kare! (May Trueguru Help Those In Need)

The Israelis and Palestinians need peace may God grant it soon!
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truemuslim
05-19-2008, 03:53 PM
^ inshallah and ameen
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north_malaysian
05-20-2008, 02:36 AM
Inshallah!
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Whatsthepoint
05-20-2008, 01:09 PM
this is a really nice video. it's disturbing in a way, especially for muslims I presume, but it's nice. Check it out anyway. It's 10 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeT3v5ZmwpA
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truemuslim
05-20-2008, 04:51 PM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
this is a really nice video. it's disturbing in a way, especially for muslims I presume, but it's nice. Check it out anyway. It's 10 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeT3v5ZmwpA

issit supposed to be about jews? :?:-[
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-20-2008, 06:31 PM
Ehh I stopped watching it when the music started. Yes its about the Jews.

:sl:
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sister herb
05-26-2008, 04:15 PM
Originally Posted by Jazzy
The second to last pic, what are they doing to it? Either trying to take it from someone or something else?

:sl:
This second last pic is from Hebron (al-Khalil) university where Palestinian students protested in cause of Nakba and zionist polices tried to prevent them. Part of those protestors in Hebron and in other events took part also some israeli (also jews) peace activists as like as international activists too.
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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
05-26-2008, 08:25 PM
^^ Ohhhh I see. Thanks for letting me know sista.
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sister herb
05-27-2008, 06:18 AM
Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint
this is a really nice video. it's disturbing in a way, especially for muslims I presume, but it's nice. Check it out anyway. It's 10 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeT3v5ZmwpA
Yes nice propaganda which try to prove how peacefully and equal place for all this "state of isreal" is. At the same days 10 years ago (15 - 17 May 1998) there happened also:

Throughout the Palestinian territories, clashes with Israeli soldiers continue in the aftermath of An-Nakba day, which left ten Palestinians dead and hundreds injured.
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