Welcome to the new Kumi Now calendar! As we worked with more and more organizations and activists, it became clear that we should focus each week on an issue and connect with multiple organizations during that week.

As the new entries are posted to the website we will link to each entry from here so that this becomes a full-time reference work on issues related to the occupation of Palestine.

If you would like to reference the old calendar it is here.

WeekDatesIssueConnection
1January 1 to 7Kumi New YearThe start of a new year!
2January 8 to 14Doing Business while PalestinianMartin Luther King Jr. Day is the 3rd Sunday of January in the United States.
3January 15 to 21Building Permit DiscriminationSame
4January 22 to 28JerusalemThe Knesset declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel on January 23, 1950.
5January 29 to February 4Palestinian Citizens of IsraelJanuary 30 is International Day for Supporting the Rights of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel.
6February 5 to 11Medical RightsFebruary 11 is World Day of the Sick.
7February 12 to 18Discriminatory Policies towards the Palestinian PeopleFebruary 20 is World Day of Social Justice.
8February 19 to 25Settlements and ViolenceFebruary 25 is the date of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre.
9February 26 to March 4Restrictions on MovementMarch 1 is Zero Discrimination Day.
10March 5 to 11Women in PeacebuildingMarch 8 is Women’s Day.
11March 12 to 18Olive TreesThis is around planting season in Palestine.
12March 19 to 25Natural ResourcesMarch 22 is World Water Day.
13March 26 to April 1Conditions in GazaMarch 30 is Land Day and marks the start of the Great March of Return.
14April 2 to 8Child FatalitiesApril 5 is Palestinian Children’s Day.
15April 9 to 15Home DemolitionsThe Deir Yassin massacre occurred April 9, 1948.
16April 16 to 22Administrative DetentionApril 17 is Palestinian Prisoners Day.
17April 23 to 29Nation-State LawThe Nation-State Law was first passed on May 1, 2018.
18April 30 to May 6Freedom of SpeechMay 3 is World Press Freedom Day.
19May 7 to 13U.S. Support of IsraelThe Trump administration opened the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.
20May 14 to 20Ongoing NakbaMay 15 is Nakba Day.
21May 21 to 27Preserving History and CultureMay 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
22May 28 to June 3Minors in Military CourtsJune 1 is Global Day of Parents.
23June 4 to 10Environmental Effects of the OccupationJune 5 is World Environment Day.
24June 11 to 17Tourism and PilgrimagePalestinian students are beginning their summer vacations.
25June 18 to 24Palestinian RefugeesJune 20 is World Refugee Day.
26June 25 to July 1Nuclear IsraelThe Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was signed July 1, 1968.
27July 2 to 8Kumi RelaunchHalfway through the year!
28July 9 to 15Morally Responsible InvestingThe BDS Movement began July 9, 2005.
29July 16 to 22Israeli Apartheid WallResolution ES-10/15 was passed by the U.N. on July 20, 2004.
30July 23 to 29Family UnificationThe Knesset passed the Nationality and Entry into Israel Law on July 31, 2003.
31July 30 to August 5Collective PunishmentThe Fourth Geneva Convention was adopted in August of 1949.
32August 6 to 12Indigenous RightsAugust 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
33August 13 to 19U.S. Role in PalestineAugust 19 is World Humanitarian Day.
34August 20 to 26Christian ZionismThe “Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism” was adopted August 22, 2006.
35August 27 to September 2Art as ResistanceAugust 29 marks the assassination of Naji Al-Ali in 1987.
36September 3 to 9Education Funding and PolicyIt’s the start of the school year in Palestine.
37September 10 to 16BethlehemIsrael approved closure of Rachel’s Tomb on September 11, 2002.
38September 17 to 23Blockade of GazaSeptember 21 is International Day of Peace.
39September 24 to 30Bedouin RightsIsrael adopted the Prawer Plan in September 2011.
40October 1 to 7Nonviolence in PalestineOctober 2 is International Day of Non-Violence.
41October 8 to 14Mental HealthOctober 10 is World Mental Health Day.
42October 15 to 21Profiting from OccupationThe United Nations condemned the Israeli Apartheid Wall on October 21, 2003.
43October 22 to 28Women in ConflictThe United Nations adopted Resolution 1325 on October 31, 2000.
44October 29 to Nov 4Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islamic DiscriminationNovember is Islamophobia Awareness Month in the United Kingdom.
45November 5 to 11AntisemitismNovember 9 is International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism across Europe.
46November 12 to 18Children’s RightsNovember 20 is Universal Children’s Day.
47November 19 to 25Gender-Based ViolenceNovember 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
48November 26 to December 2KAIROS DocumentNovember 29 is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
49December 3 to 9Human RightsThe United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.
50December 10 to 16Right of ReturnThe United Nations passed Resolution 194 on December 11, 1948.
51December 17 to 23Syrian GolanIsrael passed the Golan Heights Law, effectively annexing the Golan, in 1981.
52December 24 to 30Christians in the Holy LandThe World Council of Churches publishes the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for Palestine and Israel around this time.
December 31Kumi Year in ReviewThe end of another year!