Blog About Palestine Day

***UPDATE #1:*** A Facebook event for this initiative has been created. Please join the event and pass the message on to your friends (more info here).

***UPDATE #2:*** A list of possible topics to write about can be found (here and here).

***UPDATE #3:*** A small list of bloggers who are participating in the event is published here.

***UPDATE #4:*** A sample harvest list of blog posts contributed to this event has been published here.


Dear all,

May 15th of this year is the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba –which marked the beginning of the modern age Palestinian plight and suffering. This date is remembered annually on local, regional, and global levels.

I am certain that many in the blogosphere will dedicate some posts to commemorate this tragic event. However, inspired by the success of the “Blog About Jordan Day” initiative, i would like to start a formal initiative to encourage everybody to dedicate one post on Thursday, May 15th, to talk about Palestine or the Palestinian Experience.

There are no restrictions on what you can write, or the language that you can use. Really, anything that talks about Palestine, or the Palestinians; in the past, present, or future; political, social, economical, or any other aspect is welcomed. The goal of this event will be to share thoughts, and raise awareness about the Palestinian situation. Hopefully, with everyone’s support, this will be such a spectacular event that it will catch the eye of the mainstream media (specially that the Palestinian situation is inadequately and incorrectly represented in most of the western media outlets).

Blog About Palestine Day

FAQ:

  • Do I have to be Palestinian / Arab to participate ?
    No, everybody is welcomed to join in on this effort.
  • Does it have to represent the Palestinian point of view (or be a positive article) ?
    No, you are free, and encouraged, to write whatever you want.
  • Does it have to be about the Nakba precisely ?
    No, you can talk about the history of the Palestinian plight, current internal and external affairs, or outlooks for possible future resolutions to this conflict and how do you think can we achieve and maintain peace.
  • Does it have to be a political article ?
    No, you are free to talk about any aspect of the Palestinian life inside and outside Palestine. You are free to talk about whatever you want.

I would appreciate it if you could help me spread the word about this event. For your convenience, i have created some simple counters and banners for this event. You can find their code below:

Thank you in advance for your help and support.





**UPDATE:** Thanks to Qwaider for mentioning that blogs *hosted* on WordPress.com (and possibly other engines) might face some trouble embedding JavaScript code as is done above. If this is the case for you, you can use the following image banners below:

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117 Comments.

  1. Dear President Obama
    I enjoyed the Drama
    Of your campaign and your fight
    And your movement and flight
    I really admired you
    And your entire crew
    For opposing the big war
    And also rule of terror
    I loved your words of wisdom
    On your pathway to become
    The president of USA
    On this moment and this day
    Unlike Candoleezza Rice
    You sounded lovely and nice
    I enjoyed your speeches
    In big halls and big churches
    Your speech on Dr King
    Was very fascinating
    I loved the passage you chose
    And the way you did compose
    The words from the scripture
    In your wonderful lecture
    You talked about the big wall
    Which was so steep and tall
    A wall that stopped all kinds
    Unite in their hearts and minds
    How the chorus and echo
    Destroyed wall of Jericho
    How the people’s unity
    Destroyed evil and vanity
    You talked about deficit
    And you were explicit
    Deficits of different sorts
    In groups and in cohorts
    You talked about empathy
    The kindness and sympathy
    You talked about civil right
    And Dr King’s clean fight
    Of his methods and his team
    And his fantastic dream
    Of his great compassion
    And his love and his passion
    How he forgave his jailers
    And those dreadful rulers
    How he pardoned all of those
    Evils who used fire hose
    Of the madness of segregation
    And the chains of discrimination
    Of people being in exile
    In their own land and their isle
    That the blacks and the whites
    Both should have equal rights
    That both the Jew and gentile
    Should have the same lifestyle
    The words you were firing
    Were very inspiring
    In your victory speech
    You told everyone and each
    No one can now argue
    That his dream came true
    You said those who support peace
    You will certainly please
    And those who tear the world down
    They will face the crackdown
    Where are you I can’t see?
    There is a catastrophe.
    Please come out of your shell
    Gaza has turned into hell
    It is worse than Montgomery
    They are deprived and hungry
    Innocent kids are slaughtered
    Hundreds are killed and injured
    Put an end to this nonsense
    Please stop this offense
    If in US and Germany
    People can live in harmony
    If in London and Paris
    Jews and Muslims live in peace
    So can a Jew in Jerusalem
    Leave in peace with a Muslim
    Please listen to Khatib
    Who donated heart and rib
    Of their child who was murdered
    By a military coward
    To children in Israel
    For hope of peace and good will
    Father said in this fashion
    I want peace for everyone
    There are millions on both sides
    On either sides of divides
    Who would like to coexist
    And they would like to assist
    Did you know that little boy?
    Was playing with his toy
    What sort of a self defence
    Is this dreadful offence
    These are the words of George Bush
    To justify the ambush
    The victims of 2nd World War
    Don’t want to see this horror
    The descent Jews and Muslims
    Are sufferers and victims
    My dear Muslim brothers
    And also my good sisters
    In their prayers every day
    In a kind and caring way
    Call a compassionate god
    And the most passionate god
    A god that is merciful
    Lovely and beautiful
    When they talk about Jihad
    It means working very hard
    So to become passionate
    And the most compassionate
    In the twenty first century
    Guns and bombs are history
    Just like King and Mandela
    They believe in kind Allah
    And will appeal to public
    In every world republic
    This is not the people’s war
    We don’t believe in terror
    The war is for super rich
    Who target and aim to reach
    Many thousand billions
    That is many trillions
    The Muslim kings and rich Jews
    Do their utmost to abuse
    The faith and the religion
    In every and each region
    They build and sell the rockets
    But we go out of pockets
    They use “Christian” Bush
    To sell for them and to push
    The big wall in Palestine
    I don’t know how to define
    Like that passage in Bible
    Physically divides people
    Come on “Dr Luther King”
    Sound your horn so we can sing
    Please please ring the bell
    So we can march and sing well
    And hope like Jericho wall
    Will crumble and will fall
    Unity is what we need
    Please turn your words to deed
    Make up your mind and decide
    If you are on our side
    Please stop this at once
    And stop this nuisance
    Important Links

    Palestinian’s organs go to Israel
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4417354.stm

    Barack Obama Speaks at Dr. King’s Church
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf0x_TpDris
    The transcript of the speech
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf0x_TpDris

    Obama: Victory Speech
    http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/speeches/obama-victory-speech.html#

  2. Israel shame on you shame on you. for killing little innocent childs. women and man

  3. “Daily i’m following what’s going in Palestine, Gaza. I’ve done some research about the recent history and borders of Palestine. It’s totally unfair of Jewish people that they had no land and stealing the land of Palestinians by kicking them out of their own country. Even though Israel broke the international law by using forbidden weapons and denying what they had done. They don’t have enough braveness to confess. So what you can expect from the people that says lie and trying not to be guilty convict “white and clean”, by calling Hamas as a terrorist. Hamas is not terrorist they’re fighting for their land, for their freedom, safe life in their home and not to be isolated by the Israely. Even if we consider Hamas as a terrorsit they did killed 13 israeli by protecting themself, but they are not. What about Israel??? 1200 civilians killed in this past 3 weeks. And about the recovery it’s quite tough. rather to think about recovery, it needs to think about safety of people. thank you”

  4. “Daily i’m following what’s going in Palestine, Gaza. I’ve done some research about the recent history and borders of Palestine. It’s totally unfair of Jewish people that they had no land and stealing the land of Palestinians by kicking them out of their own country. Even though Israel broke the international law by using forbidden weapons and denying what they had done. They don’t have enough braveness to confess. So what you can expect from the people that says lie and trying not to be guilty convict “white and clean”, by calling Hamas as a terrorist. Hamas is not terrorist they’re fighting for their land, for their freedom, safe life in their home and not to be isolated by the Israely. Even if we consider Hamas as a terrorsit they did killed 13 israeli by protecting themself, but they are not. What about Israel??? 1200 civilians killed in this past 3 weeks. And about the recovery it’s quite tough. rather to think about recovery, it needs to think about safety of people. thank you”
    Being non Arab we care a lot about Palestine, what about Arabs neighbouring to Paletine?? tomorrow Israel will come to other arabic countries…. Such a damned stupid leaders ruling the countries. They think about their pocket and their safety. Even they don’t care about their brothers. Shame on you guys. Shame on you.

  5. A Manifesto of Death for Israel and The Palestinian People
    Obama?s Two State Israel Solution

    Irrespective of the fact that not less than three past US Presidents have been unable to forge a two state solution for Palestine, not to mention the absence of any existing democratic two state nation in the world, – President Barrack Obama proclaimed support for a two state solution as the answer for the Palestine impasse. For the Palestinians a two state solution can only mean continuation of the Israeli apartheid system. Currently Palestinians are depended upon Israel for its natural resources, e.g., water, electrical power, natural gas and labor. Under this current situation a two state solution at best would mirror the system of US Indian reservations, South African Bantustans under the old apartheid government or black ghettos in the United States that are wholly dependent on the outside communities surrounding them. In the United States, there were instances when prominent politicians and the likes of the Nation of Islam once advocated for a two state solution as the answer for social problems dealing with race.

    In the 1800s some politicians entertained the idea for establishing states for manumitted Negroes and Native Americans. Ultimately, the two state solution scheme gave way to Indian reservations, notions of Negro re-colonization and racial segregation. Not even Mormons were successful in their bid for their own state. Yet, without any actual evidence of success anywhere in the world that Obama can to point to, he nonetheless advocates the two state solution as the answer for the Palestinians. Even if you consider the remote possibility that one-day the Palestinian people through the support of other nations and the possession of technology were to equal Israel in economic and military strength, a two state solution would unquestionable lead to War, as one nation will attempt to oust the other. Given the history of hostility between Israel, Palestine and their Arab neighbors a two state solution would have to mean that Palestine remains subjugated and depended upon Israel. Thus, for Hamas and Hezbollah a two state solution really means business as usual. It is no less than a Muslim call for Jihad in the form of rockets and suicide bombings directed at Israel. But paramount in importance and similar in many ways to 16th and 17th century Europeans, Native Americans, African Americans, South Africans and Central Americans – the Palestinian people do have the absolute right to confront their oppressors even if it means certain death for the masses of the oppressed. In the United States, Native Americans had every right to confront persistent European settler intrusion and encroachment on their sacred Indian tribal lands, even when it meant the death of entire tribes of Indians. Africans in Africa maintained the right to challenge their European colonizers whom for decades and centuries socially and economically subjugated the indigenous peoples and expropriated their ancestral lands.

    Communist, Socialist or any other term Westerners wish to apply to the ANC does not dispossess black South Africans of the right to confront Apartheid politically or violently if necessary. In either scenario, Black South Africans like any other oppressed peoples have the right to use all resources available to them in order to shatter and destroy Apartheid as social policy. Ho Chi Minh understood the Herculean task in extracting foreign imperialist who possessed massive military power and were Hell bent on colonizing his people. It meant that the Japanese, French and American colonizers would have to kill every Vietnamese while sustaining extended and prolonged losses of their own. No amount of American bombs, napalm, chemical warfare or foreign military would deter him. Today, Vietnam is at least free of its foreign invaders. Vietnam is undeniable evidence that in modern times no social change comes without the shedding of blood. All of this is no less true for Palestinians for whom the corporal paddle of Israeli subjugation, oppression and land expropriation has punished them since the founding of the Israeli State in 1948.

    President Obama is the supreme example of a truly free and democratic society that has incorporated all of its people, even those of a different hue who in earlier times were despised and viewed as the infamous other whom for decades lived at the very peripheral of society in the most degraded conditions with no hope for inclusion. President Barrack Obama without question or doubt represents the inclusion of millions for whom historically remained at the hopeless margins of society. Today, in a nation where 85% of its inhabitants don?t resemble the head of state, a minority is the Commander in Chief. For this to have happened in a nation that for 400 years participated in slavery required the unrelenting and sustained rebellion of the oppressed black peoples until social policy in every societal institution that detrimentally affected African Americans was changed. Although it took four centuries of untold sacrifice for this change to happen, it nonetheless stands as the prerequisite for social change not only in the United States but around the world as well and Israel in particular. It may require four centuries of struggle before the Palestinian people receive social equality under a true democratic system of justice. What is certain however is that to capitulate to the Israelis and quit their struggle spells absolute doom for the Palestinian people.

    For Hamas and Hezbollah, the lessons of struggle and rebellion have already be written in other places like Cuba, Central America and South America – places where the imperialist hand continues to land grab while socially, economically and politically subjugating and oppressing the people leaving only death by uprising as their only alternative. Herein rest the predicament of the Palestinian people. Anyone who believes that the oppressed should simply accept their lot and wait for change is clearly on the wrong side of history. Palestinians like all other social, economic and politically exploited peoples have the God given right to defy their oppressors even if it means death for themselves and those who oppress them. Hence, Israel has two logical choices, either the government of Israel begin the long road towards true democracy by amalgamating Gaza and the West Bank into Israel proper granting all citizens Arab or otherwise that reside in and are born within Israel?s border the same rights as all Israelis, – or continue down their current murderous path and an existence of uneasy peace for decades to come.

  6. It’s time to rekindle this effort

    How can I help?

  7. karin nordlander

    you can come up with critic of God but not Israel why……..

  8. love you Palestine May Allah give you freedom. Ameen

  9. a short docuemntary about the death of 4 year old mohammad abu wardeh

    after he died bcs the isreali goverment didnt permit him

    to leave the strip for medical care

    this is the link of the movie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dajBzIl-Pes

    watch & share

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  11. karin nordlander

    god now they have been bombing the heroic palestiniens again,WHY…..

  12. Where is admin?!
    Thank for all

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