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Oh Jerusalem – Being Palestinian in Occupied Jerusalem

Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

| $5

Palestinians Face  an Uncertain Future in Occupied Jerusalem

As with so much about Palestine, the future is ever uncertain – tomorrow is worse than yesterday. Palestinians living in Occupied East Jerusalem are in a unique and critical position.  They have special “Jerusalem ID” granted by their occupier and yet live precariously as ever. Their land and homes disappearing almost daily and their legal rights eroding almost as quickly.

Jerusalem holds special status in the “peace process” and stands on its own as a make or break issue. Yet the steady erosion of its Palestinian nature by Israel and policies of Judaization condemn the future of its Palestinian residents and of the possible peace itself.

Zakaria Odeh lives in Jerusalem.  Currently he is the director of CCPRJ (Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem).  He has been a civil society, grassroots activist, and human rights defender his entire adult life.  He is an expert on the human rights and the legal situation in occupied Jerusalem.

CCPRJ is a member of PNGO (Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations) network and a member of the secretariat of the Palestinian Social Forum.   He also serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of DCI/Palestine (Defense for Children International) in Ramallah.

Zakaria holds a BA in Politics and Law, a MPhil in Social and Economic Development, a Masters Degree in Management, and a postgraduate diploma in International Relations.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.