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Palestine Awareness Week May 24 – 27

Palestine Awareness Week at UCSC features seminal speakers and evening of Palestinian culture.

The Committee for Justice in Palestine at UCSC invites the public to attend a series of stellar events focusing on the Israeli occupation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian culture. The events are free and open to all.
Please come share in the stories of struggle and survival and the celebration of Palestine’s ancient cultural heritage.

A list of events follows:

Palestine Awareness Week
May 24 – 27

Sponsored by
The Committee for Justice in Palestine

May 24, 2005
Bereaved Families

7:30 PM
College 9 & 10 Multi-Purpose Room

Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Nadwa Sarandah from Parents Circle and Bereaved Families Supporting Peace and Tolerance.

Cosponsored by Colleges 9 & 10, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz Tikkun Community, Church & Society Commission of the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz

May 25, 2005
Effects of the Occupation

7:00 PM College 9 & 10 Community Room

Khalil & Noura Isa talk about the psychological effects of the occupation and Arab activism in the United States and abroad.

May 26, 2005
Cultural Evening

7:00 PM
Cafe Revolucion @ College 10

This evening will feature professional Debkeh Preformers (traditional Arabic Dance), Music, Food, Art and Dress from the Middle East.

For more information see or e-mail cjp_santacruz (at)

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Palestine Awareness Week

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Free Palestine

end the occupation

From Loss to Hope: Israeli & Palestinian Women Work for Reconciliation

7:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Hall, 846 North Front Street, Santa Cruz, $5-20 sliding scale donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Israeli Robi Damelin’s 28 year-old son David was killed by a Palestinian sniper three years ago in the West Bank. Palestinian Nadwa Sarandah’s sister Naila was stabbed to death by a Jewish settler on the streets of East Jerusalem. Both are determined to transform their loss and grief into hope for a peaceful future between their two peoples. They are living examples of the possibility of reconciliation. Their nationwide speaking tour is organized by the Parents Circle, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Interfaith Peace-Builders in Washington, DC, and the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz.

Local events are cosponsored by Colleges 9 & 10, the Sulha Way Peace Project, SC Tikkun Community, Church & Society Commission of the United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz, Committee for Justice in Palestine/UCSC, UCSC Women’s Center, CIGRS, GIIP, Center for Justice Tolerance & Conmmunity, University Religious Council

For more information: (831) 423-1626 or

Scott Kennedy apologizes for error: He accidentally blamed an orthodox Jewish settler of murder

I received this e-mail from Scott Kennedy,Mideast co-ordinator for the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz at 4:02PM on the day of the event.

From: R. Scott Kennedy

Dear Becky:

Thanks for bringing this error to my attention.

The error on my part was brought to my attention this morning by Nadwa Sarandah. I had already spoken with the reporter about a correction earlier this afternoon.

The mistake was entirely mine, not Nadwa's. I have heard her speak a half dozen times and in no instance has Nadwa Sarandah claimed that her sister was killed by a Jewish settler.

I ask that you correct your article to clarify that the mistake in identifying her sister's killer as a Jewish settler was mine and not Ms. Sarandah's.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation on this matter.

Scott Kennedy
(831) 457 - 8003
On May 24, 2005, at 3:14 PM, Becky Johnson wrote:

Tonight, Sponsors: UCSC Colleges 9&10, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz Tikkun Community, Church & Society Commission of the United Methodist Church, Committee for Justice in Palestine/&UCSC are sponsoring a woman who is apparently not what she says she is. The lecture is tonight at UCSC at 7:30PM at the College 9 and 10 dining hall.

"To this day, no one has been

convicted of the murder of my sister..."

Scott Kennedy corrects his error in blaming an orthodox Jewish settler for a murder committed by a Palestinian

May 26, 2005

For the record

A story on Page A9 Sunday about Israeli and Palestinian women working for reconciliation in the Mideast who were speaking in Santa Cruz incorrectly reported that a Jewish settler was responsible for the stabbing death of a Palestinian woman.
Based on information provided by Scott Kennedy of the Resource Center for Nonviolence, the story reported that the sister of Palestinian Nadwa Sarandah was stabbed to death by a Jewish settler in Jerusalem. In fact, a Palestinian was charged by Israeli authorities for killing her sister.

"While Ms. Sarandah has raised serious questions about the adequacy of the police investigation and the identity of the person who murdered her sister, it is incorrect to state that a Jewish settler was responsible for the stabbing," Kennedy said in a statement.

Hey, dumb-ass Becky

Do you actually imagine for a second that anyone outside your choir doesn't know what you're about by now?


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