Kumi Now Online Archives

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Palestinian Innovators #4: Dr. Anton Khalilieh

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March 15, 2022: Palestinian Innovators, Dr. Anton Khalilieh

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Palestinian Innovators #3: Ranan Issa


March 1, 2022: Palestinian Innovators, Ranan Issa

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Palestinian Innovators #2: Vera Baboun


February 15, 2022: Palestinian Innovators, Vera Baboun

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Palestinian Innovators #1: Hanna Tams


February 1, 2022: Palestinian Innovators, Hanna Tams

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Week 52: Christians in the Holy Land


December 28, 2021: Christians in the Holy Land

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 52: Christians in the Holy Land entry

Week 51: Syrian Golan


December 21, 2021: Syrian Golan

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 51: Syrian Golan entry

Week 50: Right of Return


December 14, 2021: Right of Return

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 50: Right of Return entry

Week 49: Human Rights


December 7, 2021: Human Rights

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 49: Human Rights entry

Week 48: Kairos Document


November 30, 2021: Kairos Document

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 48: Kairos Document entry

Week 47: Gender-Based Violence


November 23, 2021: Gender-Based Violence

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 47: Gender-Based Violence entry

Week 46: Children’s Rights


November 16, 2021: Children’s Rights

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 46: Children’s Rights entry

Week 45: Antisemitism


November 9, 2021: Antisemitism

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 45: Antisemitism entry

Week 44: Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islamic Discrimination


November 2, 2021: Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islamic Discrimination

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Week 44: Anti-Muslim and Anti-Islamic Discrimination entry

Week 43: Women in Conflict


October 26, 2021: Women in Conflict

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Week 43: Women in Conflict entry

Week 42: Profiting from Occupation


October 19, 2021: Profiting from Occupation

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Week 42: Profiting from Occupation entry

Week 41: Mental Health


October 12, 2021: Mental Health

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Week 41: Mental Health entry

Week 40: Nonviolence in Palestine


October 5, 2021: Nonviolence in Palestine

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 40: Nonviolence in Palestine entry

Week 39: Bedouin Rights


September 28, 2021: Bedouin Rights

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 39: Bedouin Rights entry

Week 38: Blockade of Gaza


September 21, 2021: Blockade of Gaza

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 38: Blockade of Gaza entry

Week 37: Bethlehem


September 14, 2021: Bethlehem

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Week 37: Bethlehem entry

Week 36: Education Funding and Policy


September 7, 2021: Education Funding and Policy

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Week 36: Education Funding entry

Week 35: Art as Resistance


August 31, 2021: Art as Resistance

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Week 35: Art as Resistance entry

Week 34: Christian Zionism


August 24, 2021: Christian Zionism

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Week 34: Christian Zionism entry

Week 33: U.S. Role in Palestine

August 17, 2021: U.S. Role in Palestine

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Week 33: U.S. Role in Palestine entry

Week 32: Indigenous Rights

August 10, 2021: Indigenous Rights

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Week 32: Indigenous Rights entry

Week 31: Collective Punishment

August 3, 2021: Collective Punishment

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Week 31: Collective Punishment entry

Week 30: Family Unification

July 27, 2021: Family Unification

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Week 30: Family Unification entry

Week 29: The Israeli Apartheid Wall

July 20, 2021: Israeli Apartheid Wall

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Week 29: Israeli Apartheid Wall entry

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Week 28: Morally Responsible Investing

July 13, 2021: Morally Responsible Investing

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 28: Morally Responsible Investing entry

Week 26: Nuclear Israel

June 29, 2021: Nuclear Israel

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 26: Nuclear Israel entry

Week 25: Palestinian Refugees

June 22, 2021: Palestinian Refugees

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Week 25: Palestinian Refugees entry

Week 24: Tourism and Pilgrimage

June 15, 2021: Tourism and Pilgrimage

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Week 24: Tourism and Pilgrimage entry

Week 23: Administrative Detention

June 8, 2021: Environmental Effects of Occupation

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Week 23: Environmental Effects of Occupation entry

Week 16: Administrative Detention

April 20, 2021: Administrative Detention

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Week 16: Administrative Detention entry

Week 15: Home Demolitions

April 13, 2021: Home Demolitions

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Week 15: Home Demolitions entry

Week 14: Minors in Military Courts

April 6, 2021: Minors in Military Courts

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Week 14: Minors in Military Courts entry

Week 13: Conditions in Gaza

March 30, 2021: Conditions in Gaza

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Week 13: Conditions in Gaza entry

Week 12: Natural Resources

March 23, 2021: Natural Resources

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Week 12: Natural Resources entry

Week 11: Olive Trees

March 16, 2021: Olive Trees

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Week 11: Olive Trees entry

Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding

March 9, 2021: Women in Peacebuilding

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Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding entry

Week 9: Restrictions on Movement

March 2, 2021: Restrictions on Movement

Links, bios, and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 9: Restrictions on Movement entry

Week 8: Settlements and Violence

February 23, 2021: Settlements and Violence

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Week 8: Settlements and Violence entry

Week 7: Discriminatory Policies towards the Palestinian People

February 16, 2021: Discriminatory Policies towards the Palestinian People

We learned from those on the ground in Palestine who are fighting against the discriminatory policies that seek to divide Palestinians from one another. Our guest was Daoud Kuttab, a regular columnist for Al-Monitor’s Palestine Pulse and the director-general of Community Media Network.

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 7: Discriminatory Practices towards the Palestinian People entry

Week 6: Medical Rights

February 9, 2021: Medical Rights

We learned about the medical rights of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Our guest was Fikr Shalltoot of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

Fikr’s slides from her presentation.

Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 6: Medical Rights entry

Week 5: Palestinian Citizens of Israel

February 2, 2021: Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Join us to learn about the regular discrimination in policing, employment, housing, and every other facet of life faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel. Our guests included Jaffar Farrah and Suha Salman of Mossawa Center. Links and more information from the gathering are available here.

Week 5: Palestinian Citizens of Israel entry

Week 4: Jerusalem

January 26, 2021: Jerusalem

Join us to learn about discrimination, challenges, and politics in Jerusalem. Our guests included Rami Saleh of JLAC and Dr. Lily Habash-Hilal.

Week 4: Jerusalem entry

Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination

January 19, 2021: Building Permit Discrimination

Join us to learn about building permit discrimination in the in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Our guests will include Jeff Halper, co-founder of ICAHD and Dr. Meir Margalit, Jerusalem city council member and co-founder of ICAHD.

Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination entry

Week 2: Doing Business while Palestinian

January 12, 2021: Doing Business while Palestinian

The first injustice we addressed this year was limitations on the ability of Palestinians to participate in the business and labor market. Our guests included Denes Assad, a Palestinian storyteller from Caesarea, Sam Bahour, an American businessman and entrepreneur, and Nisreen Musleh, founder and Managing Director of RITAJ Managerial Solutions in Ramallah.

Week 2: Doing Business while Palestinian entry

Week 1: Discussing the New Kumi Now

January 5, 2021: Discussing the New Kumi Now

This was an informal discussion with Omar Haramy, director of Sabeel Jerusalem, about the goals and plans of Kumi Now.

Week 1: A Kumi New Year entry

Week 52: Joint Advocacy Initiative and Destruction of Olive Trees

October 13, 2020: Destruction of Olive Trees

Ibrahim Hannouneh, Media Officer and Exchange Programs Coordinator, and Muhanad Al-Qaisy, Olive Tree Campaign Coordinator, from the Joint Action Initiative taught us about the importance of the olive harvest for Palestinian society and its economy, and how the Apartheid Wall and settler violence, among other injustices, attack olive production.

JAI’s Kumi Now Page

More about JAI

Week 51: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and Human Rights

October 6, 2020: Human Rights

Hamdi Shaqqura, Deputy Director for Program Affairs and Director of the Advocacy Program and Basil Sourani, International Advocacy officer, discussed the wide range of human rights abuses that Palestinians face in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel. You can find the recording of the session on YouTube. Once again you can find a full list of the links shared during the gathering underneath the video on YouTube.

PCHR’s Kumi Now Page

More about PCHR

Week 50: Tent of Nations and Building Permit Discrimination in the West Bank

September 29, 2020: Building Permit Discrimination in the West Bank

Daoud Nassar, director of Tent of Nations, talked about the history of the Nassar farm and Tent of Nations, as they strive to build bridges between people, while at the same time facing the realities of building permit discrimination in the West Bank.

Tent of Nation’s Kumi Now Page

More about Tent of Nations

Week 47: Arab Educational Institute and Rachel’s Tomb and Bethlehem

September 8, 2020: Rachel’s Tomb and Bethlehem

Rania Murra and Claudette Mubarak from AEI talked about how the site of Rachel’s Tomb has been cut off from Bethlehem and Palestinians as the city of Bethlehem has been surrounded by the Apartheid wall and settlements.

AEI’s Kumi Now Page

More about AEI

Week 46: Adalah and Palestinian Arab Bedouin Citizens of Israel

September 1, 2020: Palestinian Arab Bedouin Citizens of Israel

Myssana Morany, a lawyer with Adalah, focused our attention on the discrimination and challenges faced by Palestinian Arab Bedouin citizens within Israel.

Adalah’s Kumi Now Page

More about Adalah

Week 45: Dar al-Kalima University College and Art as Resistance

August 25, 2020: Art as Resistance

We learned about how art is being used as a form of resistance in Palestine as Faten Nastas Mitwasi joins us from Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, where she is head of the Graphic Design and Applied Arts Program, and Ibrahim Handal shared his experience as a student and filmmaker.

Dar al-Kalima’s Kumi Now Page

More about Dar-al-Kalima

Bethlehem 2001 film information

Faten Nastas Mitwasi’s website

Week 44: Churches for Middle East Peace and Living in Gaza Under Blockade and Churches Against Annexation

August 18, 2020: Living in Gaza under Blockade and Churches Against Annexation

Dr. Bassam abu Hamad spoke on the the current state of affairs in Gaza and Kyle Cristofalo of CMEP introduced us to the Churches Against Annexation campaign.

CMEP’s Kumi Now Page

More about CMEP

Churches Against Annexation campaign

Week 43: Defense for Children International Palestine and Youth Detention

August 11, 2020: Youth Detention

Khaled Quzmar, general director of DCIP, will inform us on the state Israel’s illegal use of youth detention.

DCIP”s Kumi Now Page

More about DCIP

Week 42: Shashat Woman Cinema and Young Palestinian Women Filmmakers

August 4, 2020: Young Palestinian Women Filmmakers

We celebrated Palestinian arts and culture by watching short films from young Palestinian women filmmakers from Shashat Women Cinema and talking to Marina from CFD, the Feminist Peace Organization.

Shashat Woman Cinema on Facebook

CFD, the Feminist Peace Organization’s website

Week 41: Women in Black and Women under Conflict

July 28, 2020: Women in Black andWomen under Occupation

Aliyah Strauss and Ruth Elraz, from the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Women in Black vigils, joined us to talk about the Women in Black movement and the effects of conflict on women and families, particularly in Palestine.

Women in Black’s Kumi Now page

More about Women in Black

Week 40: Pilgrims of Ibillin and Education Funding Inequalities

July 21, 2020: Pilgrims of Ibillin and Education Funding Inequality

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former archbishop, and founder of Mar Elias schools, Archbishop Elias Chacour addressed the barriers to education that Palestinian children face, particularly discriminatory funding practices.

NOTE: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES KEPT THE ARCHBISHOP FROM JOINING FOR MUCH OF THE LIVE SESSION. We recorded an interview the following day and have edited in that interview where it should have occurred the original night, after his introduction. The new interview with the Archbishop is at  the 16:14 mark, while the rest of the original session continues at 49:22.

Pilgrims of Ibillin’s Kumi Now page

More about Pilgrims of Ibillin

Week 39: Zochrot and Right of Return and the JNF

July 14, 2020: Right of Return and the JNF

Rachel Beitarie and Umar al-Ghubari from Zochrot explained the connection between the right of return and the Jewish National Fund, which has been tasked with hiding and eradicating the remains of Palestinian villages and property in Israel.

Zochrot’s Kumi Now page

Presentation Slides

More about Zochrot

Week 38: Sabeel-Kairos UK and Morally-Responsible Investing

July 7, 2020: Morally-Responsible Investing

Charlotte Marshall and Gerald Conyngham from Sabeel-Kairos spoke about morally-responsible investing and their ‘Investing for Peace’ campaign. Learn how churches are investing for peace and consider how you, your church, and your other organizations can apply the same investment strategies.

Sabeel-Kairos UK’s Kumi Now page

Investing for Peace campaign

Presentation Slides

More about Sabeel-Kairos UK

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Week 37: An Evening of Palestinian Music and Literature

June 30, 2020: An Evening of Palestinian Music and Literature

This evening featured a number of Palestinian artists and musicians, including poet Samia Khoury, members of the musical group al Rua’, Tania Nasir reading the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, and Dr. Pauline Coffman, coordinator of the Seraj Libraries Project.

“Murdered Houses” and “The Girl / The Scream” by Mahmoud Darwish  

Mahmoud Darwish’s books on Archipelago Books

Seraj Libraries Project

Al Rua’ (Shepherds Musical Band)

“The Holy City” sung by Daughters of Jerusalem and The Princeton Girlchoir

Edward Said National Conservatory of Music

Week 36: Sabeel and Jerusalem under Occupation

June 23, 2020: Jerusalem under Occupation

The gathering featured the Rev. Naim Ateek and Cedar Duabyis, co-founders of Sabeel, Budour Hasan of the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, and Adv. Raffoul Rofa, the director of the Society of St. Yves. They taught us about the effects of occupation on Jerusalem, and what is being done and what can be done about it.

Sabeel’s Kumi Now page

More about Sabeel
More about Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC)
The Society of St. Yves’ homepage

Week 35: ICAHD and Home Demolitions in Palestine

June 16, 2020: Home Demolitions in Palestine

Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist, the head of the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), and the author of War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. He let us know what can be done to help stop the use of home demolitions as a form of collective punishment. He was joined by ICAHD UK director Linda Ramsden and Awdah al-Hathleen from Umm al-Khair.

ICAHD’s Kumi Now Page

More about ICAHD
More about Good Shepherd Collective

ICAHD’s current campaigns

Week 34: Peacemakers Trust and What is Christian Zionism?

June 9, 2020: What is Christian Zionism?

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer is the founder and director of Peacemaker Trust, a registered charity dedicated to peacemaking. He is the author of Zion’s Christian Soldiers?: The Bible, Israel and the Church and helped us understand Christian Zionism and what can be done to counter its influence.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer’s presentation slides

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer’s responses to our additional questions

Peacemakers Trust’s Kumi Now Page
More about the Peacemakers Trust

Week 33: The Palestine Museum of Natural History and The Environmental Impacts of Occupation

June 2, 2020: Environmental Impacts of Occupation

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, activist, author, scientist, and director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH), helped us understand the environmental impacts of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and what activists around the world can do to help resist.

Dr. Qumsiyeh’s PowerPoint Slides

PMNH’s Kumi Now Page
More about the Palestine Museum of Natural History