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Enough is Enough:
100 Years of Injustice in Palestine

Wednesday, June 7, 7-9 pm
at the Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us for a Teach-In featuring Professor Sa'ed Atshan (Swarthmore), novelist and poet Susan Abulhawa, and Mike Merryman-Lotze of the American Friends Service Committee to mark this year's series of anniversaries:

  • 50 years since Israel occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights;
  • 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, issued by the British Empire in support of a Jewish state in historic Palestine;
  • 70 years since the UN Partition Plan allotting 56% of historic Palestine for a Jewish state, which triggered the Nakba (mass displacement of Palestinians from their lands);
  • 10 years since Israel began its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip, creating an open-air prison subject to recurrent aerial bombardment.

We will screen archival footage from the 1948 Nakba followed by a panel discussion and concluding with brief presentations about Philly-area BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) campaigns in support of Palestinian rights.

This event is sponsored by Philly BDS, Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia, and Christian-Jewish Allies, and is part of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights' week of action. See mondoweiss.net/2017/05/anniversary-anniversaries-curriculum for more information.