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Nakba Commemoration & Community Gathering

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7-9 pm
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203

Every year on May 15, Palestinians and their allies around the world mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe" in Arabic, referring to the violent expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish the state of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, at least 750,000 out of 1.9 million Palestinians were made refugees beyond the borders of the state. This violent expulsion came after several decades of colonization.

The Justice for Palestine Committee invites you to join us for a community gathering to observe the 71st anniversary of the Nakba.  

Our program will include a presentation by Batoul Mufreh, an SU International Law student from Jerusalem, on housing discrimination and displacement in East Jerusalem followed by discussion. As this event falls during the holy month of Ramadan, food will be served and we'll break the fast together at sunset (8:21 pm).

RSVPs help with planning for food and materials. Let us know if you can make it!

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This event is free and open to the public.  ArtRage is a wheelchair accessible facility.
We are currently organizing to build local support for HR 2407, The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. Let us know if you're interested in getting involved!
Take action + see more info on this legislation here:
About the national No Way to Treat a Child Campaign:



Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our event "Palestine: Behind the Wall" on January 22! It was great to gather people together to discuss how we can take action to hold the U.S. government accountable for its complicity in Israeli human rights violations. (We enjoyed some good food, as well!) The Justice for Palestine committee is currently gathering petition signatures for Congressional representatives to co-sponsor the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act - if you would like to help gather petition signatures, please contact, or download the petition here:

Other ways to take action:
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS and ask them to co-sponsor the legislation (Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121)
Write a Letter to the Editor for your local newspaper
Host an event on Palestinian rights issues with your community group or faith group (if you're part of a group that would be interested in this, we'd love to connect with you!)