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Next Year in Jerusalem, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Too–Nakba Recognition Group Tours U.S.

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The American Friends Service Committee has helped organize a tour in the U.S. of a Nakba recognition group from Israel/Palestine. Many Jews are involved in this effort, for instance Jewish Voice for Peace. So are many Palestinians.

We all know that material and geographical issues are not enough to make peace in the Middle East–water issues, right of return, land-swaps, etc. This is a spiritual problem; and the recognition of ethnic cleansing is all important in that process.

The group is speaking at DePaul in an hour or so, in Chicago tonight. Then to the west coast, then to New York this weekend. Then on to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the guests of a Mennonite church.

Oh my god, America is a great country. Blacks were once three-fifths of a man; next year a black man may be our president. And day by day my country’s heart is opening to the humanity of Palestinians.

Philip Weiss

Philip Weiss is senior editor of and founded the site in 2005-06.

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