Palestinian National Initiative
The Palestinian National Initiative declared its support and solidarity with Palestinians residing on 1948 land. On Thursday, a strike was announced in memory of the Intifada martyrs who were killed in Palestinian towns in Israel in October 2000 as a result of racial discrimination and apartheid.
MP Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, considered the announcement of the strike in Palestinian cities and towns inside Israel a reflection of the similarity of racial discrimination that Palestinians are subjected to in the occupied territories as well as in Israel.
Barghouthi said: "We pay tribute to the Arab Monitoring Committee for its unifying role and involvement in the struggle against racial discrimination and for the sake of justice and the removal of apartheid and to support the struggle of the Palestinian people against occupation and oppression. We value the support of all Arab political forces for supporting the decision of the strike, which is a challenge to Israeli racism and affirms the unity and the common destiny of the people.”
Thankgodimatheist(atheedieumerci): Many thanks to Tony and Molly who got the strange idea that my contributions to this blog could be of any value. Anyway, not being one to shy away when called upon, I hope being able to rise to their expectations and contribute to the best of my capabilities and availability..
Thankgodimatheist (atheedieumerci in French) has graciously agreed to join our blog. I think he will prove to be a major addition to PP.
I am familiar with his comments from the days when Angry Arab used to have comments. I was struck by his comments being well-thought, reasoned and intelligently expressed. I also like his sense of humor.
I do not know him personally, but I would like to know more about him. From his comments I have gathered this much:
He was born in Lebanon to a Christian mother and a Muslim father, and grew up there. Lived in Paris for a long time. He now lives in Sydney, Australia, and he is a successful artist.
Perhaps he, if he likes, can tell us more.
Please join me and welcome him. -- Tony.