Nakba Commemoration

May 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Dawud Assad

al Nakba: disaster, catastrophe. The 1948 Palestinian exodus that occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs left, fled or were expelled from their homes in what is today the State of Israel. Join CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel for our 4th Annual Nakba Commemoration.

The event will feature a community Discussion with guest speaker Dawud Assad, author of Palestine Rising. Born in Jerusalem in 1931, Dawud lived in the village of Deir Yasin. He survived the infamous massacre there on April 9, 1948. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Contact Syracuse Peace Council for more info (315) 472-5478

Palestine Rising: How I survived the 1948 Deir Yasin Mas
by Dawud A. Assad

“My intent is to help the world, particularly America and the West, understand that suffering continues to be inflicted upon the Palestinian people as a whole. My dream is that we may all live in a more peaceful, harmonious, and loving world. This can only be accomplished through a more evenhanded Middle East policy that recognizes that Palestinians are also human beings and as such have human rights.”—Dawud A. Assad, author