GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM IN ’48 PALESTINE

Summary:

Join author and activist, Miko Peled, for an online event featuring two Palestinian citizens of Israel, Maisam Jaljuli and Hind Hajar Salman, who are organizing and fighting for justice in their respective communities amidst the political realities in Israel. Palestinian citizens of Israel like Masiam and Hind live, at best, as second-class citizens. Since the Nakba, Israel has sustained massive divisions between Palestinian and Jewish citizens as it pertains to land access, erasure of Palestinian history and identity, participation in the electoral process, and cultural alienation among a dominant Jewish population. Miko and his guest panel will discuss their respective organizing efforts, the anti-Netanyahu protests and coronavirus, and the plights of Palestinians who live in the northern and southern lands of 1948 Palestine. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • 12 PM (EST)

Guest Panel:

Maisam Jaljuli is a social, feminist and political activist, chairperson of the women’s organization, Na’amat, chair of the Hadash political faction, co-chair of Sikkuy: Association for Advancing Civic Equalityboards of the Histadrut Labor Federation, Itach – Ma’aki: Women’s Lawyers for Social Justice, and a member of the leadership of Standing Together, a Jewish Arab movement that mobilize people for equality social justice and peace.

Hind Hajar Salman is the Administrative Assistant with Bedouins Without Borders, Coordinator of the Women’s Center, Member of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).


FURTHER READING/RESOURCES:

Sikkuy – The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality
https://www.sikkuy.org.il/en/staff/maisam-jaljuli/

Standing Together
https://www.standing-together.org/about-us

Meet the Palestinian Feminist Fighting for Arab-Jewish Cooperation in Israel
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-meet-the-palestinian-feminist-fighting-for-arab-jewish-cooperation-in-israel-1.7065201

In age of forest fires, Israel’s law against Palestinian goats proves self-inflicted wound for Zionism
https://www.jonathan-cook.net/2017-12-01/forest-fires-israel-goats-zionism/

The Naqab Bedouins Book
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-naqab-bedouins/9780231175302

Kafr Qassem Massacre
https://electronicintifada.net/content/well-never-forget-october-1956-massacre-say-palestinians-israel/12883

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