Deir Yassin Remembered

Events related to the 50th anniversary of the massacre

The 50th Anniversary Memorial Conference in Jerusalem
and associated events around the world

Jerusalem, Tuesday April 14, 10 AM Deir Yassin Remembered conference at Al Quds University, Hind Al-Hussaini Hall. Speakers include Lea Tsemel, a prominent Jewish lawyer, Hashem Mahameed, member of the Knesset of Israel and two survivors of Deir Yassin who will give eyewitness testimony. Following the conference will be a march to lay flowers at the site of the Deir Yassin massacre. Contact: Khairieh Abu Shousheh, +972-2-627-6591 (W) or +972-2-628-6207, E-mail: [email protected]

Washington, DC - April 7, Tuesday: 4 PM at Gaston Hall in the Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O St. Daniel McGowan, Director of Deir Yassin Remembered will speak on the significance of the Deir Yassin massacre in 20th century Palestinian history and its role in the current peace process. He will be available in DC for interviews through April 9. Mr. Assad, a survivor who was 15 years old at the time of the massacre and lost over 30 members of his extended family, will give personal testimony. He now lives in the United States. Contact: Daniel McGowan, +1-315-781-3418, E-mail:[email protected]

Los Angeles, CA - April 9, Thursday: Vigil from 11 AM to 1 PM in front of Museum of Tolerance, 8786 West Pico Boulevard. This Holocaust museum was established by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. There will be presentations by prominent Jewish and Arab Americans who lived in Israel and came from some of the 418 Palestinian villages and towns destroyed in the 1948 war. Photographs of 15 destroyed villages will be displayed. Contact: Don Bustany +1-213-663-2112, Michel Shehadeh +1-714-636-1232

Sacramento, CA - April 9, Thursday: Noon rally at University of California Davis quad in front of the Student Union Memorial building. Co-sponsored by the Arab Student Organization, Arab American Club of Davis... They will read a list of 418 Palestinian villages that were demolished in the 1948 war. This event will kick off a month-long series of events remembering "Al-Nakba, The Catastrophe - 50 Years of Palestinian Dispossession." Contact: Fuad Nijim +1-530-757-7191

For more information contact: Daniel McGowan, [email protected]


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