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Video: Uprooted, Walled Out & Cut Off — The Palestine Festival of Literature visits Jerusalem

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Authors China Miéville, Gillian Slovo, Tom Warner and Omar el Khairy visited Jerusalem to learn about the Israeli occupation as part of the 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature.  From the video’s YouTube page:

Authors and artists attending the 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature were taken around Jerusalem, where they saw the multiple techniques being employed to ethnically cleanse the city. They crossed into the city through Qalandia checkpoint and met with people in the Old City, Sheikh Jarrah and smaller, surrounding neighbourhoods. This is what they saw.

You can watch a similar film Murat Gökmen made of the authors visiting Hebron here.

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  1. Kay24
    Kay24 on May 5, 2014, 11:20 am

    Ethnic cleansing zionist style. How the occupiers use inhumane methods to extract lands from powerless, occupied people. It was sad to see the old lady cry over losing her home and hear about the vicious acts by Israeli terrorists, who destroyed her orchard. What kind of monsters are these? Why are they allowed to continue their crime spree, and why are they protected from facing a court of international law?
    Thank you for posting this video, Adam. I will be sharing this with many.

    • just
      just on May 5, 2014, 4:31 pm

      Courtesy of seafoid today:

      “With regard to the fallen, Peres said, “Every word they left behind was a testament that tells us to be as principled as the Ten Commandments, to be strong and of good courage, to be a productive, enlightened society, to be a free and democratic country, to be a people that strive for peace.”

      He continued, “To our neighbors, we offer a true partnership and a new life in which trees bearing fruit will take the place of arrows sowing agony. I am certain that all of us will yet see those days.” “

      (from Haaretz)

      yep. orchards destroyed, olive trees destroyed, children kidnapped/tortured/killed by the ‘state’. A-hole with a calculated hangdog look dancing a jig on the graves of the innocent.

      I don’t believe his shtick, do you? It stinketh to beyond the stratosphere.

      • MahaneYehude1
        MahaneYehude1 on May 6, 2014, 2:21 am

        Thanks Adam for posting this wonderful video. Here is another video also shows old Palestinian women speak about how the state of Israel treats them. One of them is Hindia Suleiman who lighted yesterday evening a torch in the Torch-Lighting Ceremony marks the Israeli Independence Day.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on May 6, 2014, 1:40 pm

        Lame words, insincere, and typical zionist “shtick” as you say.

  2. just
    just on May 5, 2014, 2:03 pm

    I am so grateful for this video, Adam.

    Many thanks to “Authors China Miéville, Gillian Slovo, Tom Warner and Omar el Khairy”.

    Perhaps through their eyes and voices, the suffering and mourning of the Occupied can be finally heard by those previously blind and deaf.

  3. UpSIDEdown
    UpSIDEdown on May 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Fantastic! thanks for posting I have shared with everyone I know and even those I don’t. I imagine it wont be until people of the world are able to see not just imagine the damage being carried out on a whole people, it would certainly help to get people more willing to have their say. That poor older women who was crying it was clear she has suffered it hurt me watching her.

  4. Citizen
    Citizen on May 5, 2014, 7:55 pm

    Yes, a message to concerned Americans, and to world humanists. Keep it up!

  5. Daniel Rich
    Daniel Rich on May 5, 2014, 8:16 pm

    The big question is; when will ‘we’ end this? What will it take for ‘us’ to do something about these hideous atrocities and make it stop?

  6. Citizen
    Citizen on May 6, 2014, 8:29 am

    The video reminds me of what’s missing in Israel’s Facebook movie–Palestinians!

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