Pogroms in Jerusalem and more – Mazin Qumsiyeh

“The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.” Voltaire
“Political power comes from the ability to elicit others’ voluntary
obedience” Chenoweth
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
oppress.” Frederick Douglass
“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on
the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of
compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in
this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it
destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and
places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this
gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this
spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in
however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future.
The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we
think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us,
is itself a marvelous victory.” Howard Zinn

and my own:
There is a difference between those who chose to be consumers and those who
chose to be producers. Consuming is easy (for products, for food, for
ideas). Producers help create things, grow food, raise animals, plant
seeds, produce ideas and concepts. Producers and consumers both die.
Producers are remembered and leave a positive mark on this planet. From
Beethoven to Darwin to Jesus, those shape our world. Even when their names
are forgotten, their impact remains (e.g. how many people know the names of
those who invented the wheel, the light bulb, the internet, jet propulsion,
drip irrigation). Be a producer!

Loai from Gaza who got interested in the Australian graves near his home
and decided to write about it. Here is the essay
http://storywise.com/index.php/2021/04/12/from-gaza-to-gallipoli/

Why AOC panders to the Israel lobby: Israel critics turn into Israel
praisers when they have political ambitions. That’s the royal road in the
Democratic Party, where the Israel lobby remains an entrenched force.
https://mondoweiss.net/2021/04/why-aoc-panders-to-the-israel-lobby

Red Cross: Gaza: Vicious new COVID-19 wave hits during Ramadan as vaccine
doses trickle in

https://www.icrcnewsroom.org/story/en/1950/gaza-vicious-new-covid-19-wave-hits-during-ramadan-as-vaccine-doses-trickle-in
[And ofcourse Gaza is blockaded and besieged by the ruthless Israeli
apartheid regime]

As mob of Jewish supremacists unleash ‘pogrom’ against Palestinians in
Jerusalem– AIPAC crows about 331 Congress members standing by Israel
https://mondoweiss.net/2021/04/as-mob-of-jewish-supremacists-unleash-pogrom-against-palestinians-in-jerusalem-aipac-crows-about-331-congress-members-standing-by-israel/

Stay human

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
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