This deserves a hell of a lot more attention than I am currently giving it, so I will post this email from Sonja Karkar from Australians for Palestine, and Women for Palestine, and apologise for my lack of attention.
Today, when Palestinians remember the Nakba of 1948 and the subsequent
years of catastrophic upheavals in Palestinian society, a number of events are
being held to help people focus not just on the tragedies of the past, but
the monumental tragedies of today, especially in Gaza. Please visit our
http://www.1948.com.au website to find out all the events that are
being held over the next week. In the meantime, please try and support the
Students of Palestine teach-in at RMIT and then the rally and march
organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign from 3.30pm onwards today
(see posters below).
Next week, we will begin with the much anticipated play “Seven Jewish
Children” starring Miriam Margolyes and Max Gillies on Monday and over the
following two days, Melbourne will be introduced to the newly-elected MK
Haneen Zoabi of the Israeli Knesset – the first Arab woman from an Arab
Party. She will be speaking publicly at various universities and will also
be meeting privately with parliamentarians and trade union secretaries.
With these events, the opportunities are there to acquaint yourselves with
the little-known Palestinian narrative, to show your support for those whose
voices are simply not being heard and to work on a way forward even if it is
only to create a better understanding of each other in a less than