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Tue Feb 10, Bethlehem: Mazin Qumsiyeh Book Launch
From: Mazin Qumsiyeh
Date: Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 7:15 PM
Subject: [HumanRights] Invitation

Please forward to those who might be interested.

Invitation to Book Launch Thursday 10 February 2011 at 6 PM

`Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment`

Bethlehem Peace Center, Manger Square, Bethlehem

Author, activist, and professor, Dr. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh summarizes and
analyzes the rich 130+ year history of civil resistance in Palestine
presenting challenges and opportunities faced in different historical
periods with emphasis on trends, directions and lessons learnt. Nobel Peace
laureate, Mairead Maguire has this to say about this book: `Mazin Qumsiyeh`s
book is enlightening and powerful. It reveals the human suffering and
destruction of Palestinian people and land, which are the appalling
consequences of Israel`s ethnic, nationalist, military, project that has
displaced the indigenous Palestinian population and committed crimes of
genocide and apartheid. In spite of such injustice, we can all take hope and
inspiration from Mazin`s stories of the lives of the courageous Palestinian
people who make the real, often unrecorded, history. Their peaceful spirit
and persevering struggle for human rights and international law, has been,
and continues to be, carried out (in the main) by popular nonviolent
resistance. Their method of active NV resistance deserve to be known more
widely by the International community who need to see such examples, so they
too can reject violence, militarism, and war, and build their security and
freedom on Human rights and International Law.` Mairead Maguire, Nobel Prize
Winner.

Book launch co-sponored by Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between
People, Holy Land Trust, Miftah (The Palestinian Initiative for the
Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy), Al-Rowwad Center and others

Seating is limited, RSVP recommended to mazin@qumsiyeh.org

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