Week 39: Bedouin Rights Online Gathering

Week 39: Bedouin Rights Online Gathering

On September 28 we learned about Bedouin rights in Israel. Our guest was Khalil Al Amour of the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages.

More about our guest:

Khalil Alamour is from Al-Sira, one of the unrecognized villages in the Naqab. He is an active member of the Al-Sira Community Council and a member of the Regional Council for the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev (RCUV) and a secretariat member of Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality. He is the Co-Director of Alhuquq Legal Center.

Activism Time

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From the Presentation/Chat

  • Khalil Alamour’s slides are available here as a PDF.
  • Our opening video today was a special Stop the War Coalition project called “War on the Wall”. It is a collaboration between artist Taqi Spateen and filmmaker Bilal Alkhatib. It is a work of art that commemorates Stop the War and the life of their former president, Tony Benn. In the piece, Taqi memorialises the words of Tony Benn on Bethlehem’s apartheid wall, just ten metres away from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel. You can find it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0wVkSeUrPI
  • Hello everyone. My name is Josef Avesar. I am new to this group and will make sure to attend as much as I can. I am the president of an organization called The Israeli Palestinian Confederation. We believe in the creation of a common government for the people of Palestine and Israel . I would like to invite you to the Israeli Palestinian Zoom simulation with Cornel West this coming Sunday.
  • Speaking of indigenous connections, the map at https://native-land.ca does NOT include Palestinians or Bedouins. I emailed them once and was just told they were adding peoples from time to time. I encourage you to contact them as well and get them to add them.