ConferenceA Conference to Commemorate the 49th Anniversary of the Massacre at Deir Yassin
In spite of the freezing weather, about 300 people attended to hear six presentations and a survivor's account of the massacre. Many people came from Jerusalem, including several Israelis. Radio commentator, Yousef Kazzaz, chaired the conference and opening remarks were made by Faisal Husseini. There was considerable press coverage, including radio, TV, and half-page stories in Al Quds and Al Ayyam.
Papers were presented by Saleh Abdel Jawad, Marc Ellis, and Daniel McGowan, all members of the Board of Advisers of Deir Yassin Remembered. The conference was coordinated by Sahar Ghosheh and Khairieh Abu Shusheh.
The 50th anniversary conference is scheduled to be held on April 9, 1998 in Jerusalem.
Photographs from the conference (Click to view larger image):