Articles by Mazin Qumsiyeh

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Inspired
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2024

19 May 2024 – We had positive vibes in every one of these engagements and also grew ourselves with knowledge, new friends (thousands), and energy (spiritual and mental and physical- good food for heart, spirit and even stomach) and we thank all hosts and organizers for exceptional arrangements.

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Ego Is the Enemy
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2024

It is not enough to have an understanding of things or to criticize. It is not enough to protest or resist the evil that surrounds us. It is important to envision a better future AND WORK FOR IT. I am grateful that I am surrounded by groups of educated young people who share a vision of sustainable human and natural communities locally and globally.

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Genocide Accelerates while Elites Prosper
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2024

13 Feb 2024 – Day 130 of the genocide: Total killed 28,340 (+some 7,000 under the rubble) and injured 67,984. 72% are women and children. Plus thousands dead from lack of food, clean water, medicine and from infectious diseases and cold exposure. Desperate situation for over 2 million people in Gaza strip.

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Pathetic State of Our World
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2024

18 Feb 2024 – We look around our world that is sinking in a spiral of violence and wonder why we humans cannot learn the way of peace, harmony, and coexistence. What are the main factors that lead to such a situation?

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Four Months of Gaza Onslaught
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Feb 2024

9 Feb 2024 – What is the bottom line after 4 months of onslaught following the initial October 7 Gaza Ghetto Uprising? Where are we?

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Negative and Positive News
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2024

31 Jan 2024 – 2,269 massacres committed by Israeli occupation army; 33,751 martyrs and missing persons (26,751 arrived in hospitals); 11,500 child martyrs. These are not numbers. These were people with dreams and aspirations and no different than any other area on earth where indigenous people also struggled to stay on their lands.

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Genocide, Sex Extortion, and People Movement
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2024

28 Jan 2024 – What is the story with UNRWA? If Israel succeeds in liquidating the Palestinian cause, will the whole globe be at risk of a global war that ends humanity? And what does sex extortion and people movement have to do with it?

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Reality and Reflection
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

25 Jan 2024 – Day 110 of the Israeli Genocide in Gaza

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2024
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2024

1 Jan 2024 – We at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University wish you all the best in 2024 and that this year brings an end to the genocide/carnage of our people and to suffering people everywhere (Palestine, Western Sahara, Rohingya in Myanmar, Sudan, Yemen).

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Christmas Greetings from Bethlehem
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

14 Dec 2023 – This year, the message seems tougher considering the ongoing and unprecedented genocide/holocaust in Palestine. In the ten weeks before Christmas, more than 20,000 civilians (>8000 of them children) were killed. 2.3 million have been denied food, water and medicines; all means of life around them systematically targeted for destruction.

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From the Heart of Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Palestine Museum of Natural History – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

15 Dec 2023 – We know that the destruction was/is intentional, hand in hand with intentional targeting of schools, hospitals, UN facilities, refugee camps, water facilities, streets, to make the Gaza Strip even more unlivable for 2.3 million Palestinians. So far, 1.9 million Gazans have been displaced (half children) and, as of this writing, over 20,000 civilians killed and 51,000 injured (70%, women and children), with practically all medical facilities pulverized.

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Assault on Education
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

1 Dec 2023 – Over 56 days, the Israeli Occupation Forces denied water, food, electricity and fuel to 2.3 million Gaza residents. The IOF killed over 14,500 civilians (72% women and children) and injured over 27,000 in 40 days. Zionism is a genocidal settler project built on false mythology and sustained through perpetual violence against Indigenous Palestinians.

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Gaza
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

17 Nov 2023 – From Bethlehem
11800 murdered civilians: men, women, 4600 children
But the victim we are told is the villain…
… No point to count the thousands rotting under the rubble
For no one has tools or equipment to go to the trouble

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Six Unique Factors about Gaza Genocide
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

14 Nov 2023 – The genocide goes on: babies died when taken out of incubators that had no power and many more cancer patients sent home died. Most injured people cannot be helped since the medical system is completely collapsed and there are 27,000 injured. 

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Does the Truth Matter?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

11 Nov 2023 – The Israeli government just downgraded the number of killed in Oct 7 to 1200 from 1400. George Galloway wrote: “The foul allegations of rape have been dropped by the Israeli government. The forty beheaded babies have been downscaled to one, not beheaded, and killed by persons unknown.” The truth matters because lies are being used to justify an ongoing genocide.

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Mainstream Media Kills Truth
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

7 Nov 2023 – We in the West Bank witness this genocide and ethnic cleansing in Gaza and know we are next.  Already 163 Palestinians were murdered by the army and settlers since 7 Oct. Israel blocked our cantons and arrested/kidnapped over 2500 more Palestinians in the West Bank.

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Letter to the World (from Palestine)
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

31 Oct 2023 – I will start by saying THANK YOU on behalf of all Palestinians. Thank you for keeping your humanity. Thank you for not succumbing to the lies and distortions from corrupt politicians and media. Do not underestimate your individual power to act. Millions went to the streets in the last few days in this global uprising.

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Letter to Gaza
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

23 Oct 2023 – Dear fellow Palestinians, many of us were addressing the world but did not address you. We know 1.2 million of you are children and that Israeli campaign displaced 1.4 million of you from your homes (half are children). We can’t imagine the terror all 2.4 million of you face. I am not sure if some of you who still have internet will see this.

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Optimistic Day 16
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

22 Oct 2023 – I remain optimistic on day 16 of the horrific onslaught on the people of Gaza; optimistic that we can stop large scale US/Israeli genocide in Gaza. But most of all I am optimistic because the Zionist onslaught (targeting hospitals, schools, universities, bakeries, residential buildings, mosques, churches, wiping out whole families) has ignited the global uprising that I and others have been calling for and predicting for a long time.

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Al-Aqsa Flood
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

8 Oct 2023 – We have 15 million native Palestinians, 8 million of us are refugees or displaced people (2/3rd of Gaza’s 2.2 million are refugees). Israel cannot be allowed to get away with stealing lands and resources and setting up a racist apartheid regime. Even besieged, starving, blockaded people in Gaza manage to break through their prison walls.

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Palestinian Hope: Present and Future
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2023

3 Jul 2023 – The past 30 hours, Israeli occupation and apartheid forces invaded the city of Jenin including the Jenin Refugee camp. They bulldozed streets and electricity and water infrastructure. They prevented ambulances and attacked he press. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes. A second ethnic cleansing for them.

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Loneliness and Rachel
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2023

10 Apr 2023 – On this day, Rachel Corrie’s Birthday, I reflected on her message which mentions loneliness (see message below). In my 65 years on this earth I talked to more than 120,000 people and I continue to find difficulty understanding connectivity and loneliness.

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Exile and Mama
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Feb 2023

15 Feb 2023 – A post about exile and my mama in a series of posts I will start weekly on positive role models. This is post 1.

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Nakba at 74
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – On this 74th anniversary of the beginning of our Nakba (catastrophe) we mourn the ethnic cleansing that began in 1948 and that continues today with silent transfer, home demolitions, land confiscation and more. But we also pledge it as a day of dedication, meditation, and work towards return (al-awda) and liberation.

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Tears and Hope from the Last Few Days
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

14 May 2022 – World renowned journalist Shireen AbuAqleh was intentionally murdered by an Israeli sniper in Jenin. We planted ten trees in her honor. The constellation of events and circumstances and her background actually were so amazing that it provided a huge dose of sadness but also a big ray of hope for us.

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Trumping Environment
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

8 Apr 2022 – Under colonization and during conflicts (rackets for money/profit of the elites) environmental declines accelerate. For those like me who study and write about these things, the most disheartening aspect is the way common people who suffer are duped to be partisan to conflict thus enriching the oligarchs who oftentimes profit on both sides of conflicts. For example, the oligarchs of the Rothschild and Bush families who got enriched from both sides on WWII.

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Virology of Ideas and Colonialism
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

12 Mar 2022 – This brilliant talk by a Nobel Prize Winner George Smith on “The Virology of Ideas — An Indispensable Pandemic” calls us to a higher level of (re)thinking our world.

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Oh Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

Your sisters stayed in their palaces
With golden chains and shameless lies
Some grinned and aided criminals…

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Pity the Nation
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

Poetic Reflection – 17 Oct 2021

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Lessons Learned
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

Bethlehem, Palestine Oct 2008 – It has been ten years since I returned to Palestine after living in the US for nearly three decades. Those ten years in Palestine have been truly phenomenal and inspirational despite the pain and agony associated with them. For example,…

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Challenging Colonization: Building Sustainable Human and Natural Communities in Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Radical Ecological Democracy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

29 Jul 2021 – Post-colonial studies are replete with examples of the kinds of struggles native people have endured in the past, and continue to engage in, currently. In this article, I want to raise an issue that is not discussed often enough in this massive literature, that of challenging colonization through activities that sustain humans and nature.

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Changing Ourselves
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

29 Jun 2021 – Changing others? Changing ourselves! Is it possible to have revolutionary change such as the one needed to change course on climate change or corruption of our political systems? Does that require drastic behavioral change by many individuals ill-structure to do so? Sometimes I think like that and then sometimes I do see drastic changes in individuals that are amazing.

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Talking Points
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

17 May 2021 – Draft seven simple talking points:
1)  Palestine was colonized and replaced by a colonial settler state called “Israel”. The ideas was simply to take a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious country and transform it to a “Jewish state.” The core of this project (Zionism) is ethnic cleansing which started under British Rule (to fulfill the illegal Balfour declaration).

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Dignity
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

12 May 2021 – The Tormented Dance of the Zionist Colonizer – I was interviewed in many media outlets in the past 48 hours about the events here. My message, beyond telling what is really happening on the ground [Jerusalem bombings, killings by IDF], is simple: This is not a “conflict,” neither it is a border dispute nor a tribal or religious issue. It is simply the last tantrums of the unsettled settler colonial system.

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From Palestine: Open Letter to the US Government and Those That Toe Its Line
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

27 Apr 2021 – Oppression in the past had localized effects while the 21st century showed connectedness of human destiny. Knowledge is power and it is hard to isolate one country now. Witness for example climate change, nuclear proliferation, cyber power, and ease of development of weapons even by besieged groups (e.g. in Yemen or Gaza). Power is being democratized whether racists like it or not.

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Rising?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – Vaccine apartheid is being practiced and not just in Palestine (Israeli colonizers get it, Palestinians don’t) but around the world as rich (white ruled) countries who became rich because of a history of colonization and oppression get it while developing/poor countries impoverished by the attacks of the West (like Yemen and Syria) do not.  

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Centenary
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

The British empire was complicit with the Zionists in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in these 100 years (and killing over 100,000 natives and injuring nearly a million) and that is precisely why we have 7.5 million displaced or refugee Palestinians and the rest squeezed into 8% of their historic lands and living under racist apartheid policies. The prosperity of the Israeli economy–like that of the US or Australia–is baptized by the blood of the native Palestinians. Lest we forget, the latest “Israeli” nationality law calls the whole land the land of the Jews and only Jews have a right to “self-determination” in this land (Palestine).

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Bethlehem, Biden, and Biology
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

8 Jan 2021 – Readers asked me to comment on events in the US (including the storming of Trump supporters. Israeli commentators worried because some Trump supporters waved American flags. And a congresswoman from Florida promised to put the Israeli flag next to the American flag in front of her office. Trump did deliver for Zionism.

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Christmas 2020
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

25 Dec 2020 – Despite the difficulties we tried to enjoy the night of 24 December 2020 at the nativity square. We are not just contending with colonial occupation but also a pandemic. The Palestinian Jesus (yes he was born in a country then called Palestine and has been called Palestine for four millennia) went on to challenge the occupation of his time and the hypocrisy of the local and foreign “leaders”.

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State of the Empire
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

Briefing on the state of the empire, ending on a positive note.

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I only Wish…That the Truth Has a Tongue
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

All your armies. All your fighters,
All your tanks and all your soldiers,
Against a boy holding a stone,

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Is There any Hope for the USA?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2020

19 Nov 2020 – I left the US in 2008 not because of pressure but because I thought I could serve humanity better in Zionist occupied Palestine than in Zionist occupied USA. I hope to die in Canada and atone for my stupidity and culpability in paying taxes to the USA, the most well-oiled killing machine in history, by teaching peace studies and promoting pacifism, which I think is the only force powerful enough to overcome the US’ super weapons.

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Questions
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020 – Many Gaza Palestinians lost hope. Many young people are committing suicide. It is not only a pandemic of a virus but the pandemic of systematic racism and colonialism that spread. While Zionists spread hate and divisiveness to advance its goals around the world (via Hollywood, Bloomberg and Fox News etc), even they are starting to rethink what world are they making and will it be livable even for the billionaires.

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Lessons on Productivity
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2020

6 Oct 2020 – How do we manage to be productive and efficient while engaged in many projects and constantly getting interruptions? Being asked this question frequently by students, staff, volunteers and others, let me give my humble personal reflections. First, I start by saying that Einstein was right about theory of relativity not just in physics but in life.

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End of US Empire
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

26 Sep 2020 – Trump will win and the US is finished as an empire. Many of us had predicted this a while back but the speed of the decay is stunning. But let us not rejoice; let us re-imagine a world of multilateral cooperation, sustainability and equality–and work extra hard to achieve it.

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Old Enough
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

16 Sep 2020 – You can join the side of murdering dictators and war criminals (monarchs of the Gulf + Netanyahu + Trump) who are waging war on humanity, self-determination, and justice or you find your alternative by WORKING for humanity, self-determination and justice. We must stand with the oppressed people of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Palestine and elsewhere. Millions are standing with us against these tyrants. History will judge.

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Truths
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

11 Sep 2020 – George Orwell said “in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” So let us all tell the truth:

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Shrinking Map of Palestine, Aging Politicians, and More
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

4 Sep 2020 – Yesterday the Palestinian factions (all of them) held a meeting to try to get their act together. The meeting was moderated/led by Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen). My suggestion is that the Palestinian people say to these elderly leaders that unless you do this PLO restructuring by a certain date that we will create a new representative PLO ourselves.

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Oh Palestine!
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

Published in Human Liberation (Nakba 48) Vol. 1, No 1, Sep 2005

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12 Years
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

29 Aug 2020 – I returned to Palestine in 2008 (after a quarter of a century in the US) and it is good to reflect on these 12 years. Below this is the message from August 2008 explaining why I came back and what I had planned to do here. Much of course happened in […]

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(Français) Oh Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Association France Palestine Solidarité - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

15 juillet 2005 – Poème écrit par Mazen Qumsieh, Palestinien qui vit aux Etats-Unis et dénonce régulièrement dans ses écrits l’occupation israélienne et ses méfaits en Palestine. 

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Perception
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

22 Aug 2020 – Perceptions Are Driven by Experiences

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Knowing How Small We Are Helps You/Us Achieve Big Things
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2020

25 Jul 2020 – Each of us individual human beings is a very small part of a vast universe. We do big things with help, but they are still small things in the universe…..

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Mafia vs. the People: Who Wins?
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

10 Jul 2020 – The world is changing (coronavirus will accelerate the change) from the neoliberal capitalist world that they easily manipulated to a more caring world based on caring for each other and for the environment. My Jewish and other friends who work against Zionism continue to grow and the number of Zionists continue to shrink. Time to end the charade: free Palestine, free the USA, free the world.

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Suicidal Empire
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

23 Jun 2020 – But it is indeed the land of hypocrisy that no longer can be covered by fancy Hollywood movies of good cowboys-bad indians, good Israel-bad terrorist Muslims, good capitalists-bad communists. For decades while claiming the moral high grounds, the US government has supported dictatorial regimes around the world that torture, disappear, and kill so many. Many books have been written on this (e.g. by Noam Chomsky, Edward Said and others).

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Light a Candle
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

21 Apr 2020 – Israel has over 13,000 COVID-19 cases and close to 200 deaths. Yet, the Israeli regime keeps thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in crowded prisons (and using them as guinea pigs to test drugs to profit its pharmaceutical industry). The regime shuts down a Palestinian clinic in occupied East Jerusalem (Silwan) that is fighting the pandemic.

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Global Call
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

24 Mar 2020 – A global call from Palestine Action for the Planet. More and more people realize that the current global political and economic structures are unable to deal with global climate crisis, the endless conflicts, proliferation of WMD, and the increased frequency of pandemics. This is no longer just a question of morality and rights but a question of our survival as a civilization and as a planet facing mass extinction. 

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Questions and Curfews
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2020

The two choices before us (collectively): We keep the old ways (greed, rampant capitalism and die together) or care for each other and for our planet. Our health and the health of the planet are at stake. This is yet another stark reminder. Let us hope we make the right choices, pressure politicians, and choose life. We cannot act like lemmings going towards the cliff. 

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Will Humanity Fail?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2020

Obviously human beings are being tested: pandemics spreading around the world, coronavirus, the collapse of oil prices that led to financial market collapses, the climate change, the technology gone rampant and killings and nature (5G, chemical and biological weapons), the accelerating risk of nuclear war, and much more. There are bad signs and good signs. Let us give some examples of both and then of areas where we could go either way. Please Join the Discussion and post other good and bad news in comments section.

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Bat and Hyena
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2020

15 Feb 2020 – What a baseball bat and a murdered pregnant hyena have in common? Please read on…

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Our Collective Survival
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

5 Feb 2020 – I have never become more worried than now about the future. Here I speak not just of the future of the 13 million Palestinians (7.5 million refugees or displaced) but the future of humanity as a whole. Let me just list nine factors that makes you pose and wonder.

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Trump’s ‘Peace and Prosperity Map’—Scam of the Century
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – The latest “scam” does achieve Israeli complete annexation of the USA government and will result in more suffering (already >100,000 Palestinians killed and >800,000 injured by this zionist colonialism). A war on Iran is not far off. But now more US citizens will join our struggle against the Zionist double colonization (of the US and Palestine).

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A New Decade
Mazin Qumsiyeh– TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

2 Jan 2020 – We entered 2020, a year that heralded an unlivable situation in Gaza according to the UN and a new decade that many are predicting will radically transform the world (either make it or break it on many fronts from world peace to climate change). Freedom is never given to oppressed people from outside. It must be generated by resistance and via pressure primarily from inside (outside help is welcome as with BDS just like in South Africa).

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Stop the Hate
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2019

Stop the racism, stop the hate
Start with your heart – never too late
At a world in turmoil we sadly wonder
Our duty and responsibility we ponder

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On Moving to Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

10 Nov 2019 – Over 11years ago, I returned from the US to Palestine and this morning I dug up my message sent august 2008 on ‘Leaving the US for Palestine’ and I share it with you because it still shapes my decisions/my life and could give you food for thought (of course what I proposed to do then did evolve including deciding to write a book on popular resistance, getting arrested/detained many times, and starting the PMNH/PIBS).

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Popular Resistance in Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

“This is a timely and remarkable book written by the most important chronicler of contemporary popular resistance in Palestine. Mazin Qumsiyeh brilliantly evokes the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, Edward Said, Rachel Corrie and many others, to tell the unvarnished truth about Palestine and Zionist settler colonialism. With its focus on ‘history and activism from below’, this is a work of enormous significance. Developing further his original ideas on human rights in Palestine, media activism, public policies and popular, non-violent resistance, Mazin Qumsiyeh’s book is a must read for anyone interested in justice and how to produce the necessary breakthrough in the Israel-Palestine conflict.” — Prof. Nur Masalha

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Israeli Occupation of Palestine: Disinformation, Denials, Distortions, Distractions, and Destruction of Human Rights
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

29 Oct 2019 – I was today again denied entry to my city Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities. If they think that helps intimidate me, this piece and actions to follow will show otherwise. Response? More decent people need to get together, organize, and resist. Join us. Stay Human and act positively for human rights and justice.

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The Olive Tree–Not Just an Ordinary Tree
Mazin Qumsiyeh | DesertPeace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2019

21 Oct 2019 – It is hard to describe to non-Palestinians what the olive tree means to us. My thoughts wonder to the Palestinians who lost their olive groves to the colonial settlement activity (over 1 million trees have been uprooted). The olive harvest is after all a ritual that borders on an act of worship (and maybe it is). Palestinians over the past 5000 years have cultivated olive trees and derived great benefit from these wonderful hardy trees.

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The Lion and the Three Bulls
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2019

There is fable attributed to Aesop and others about three bulls and the lion. While there are variations to the story, the moral remains the same. The lion comes to the Red and black bull and says: You are in danger; the white bull stands out and can attract predators which can endanger you, so let me eliminate him. They agreed.

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Shame on Us
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

Shame on us
for silence on Palestine, Kashmir, Amazon, Bahamas, detention centers in US and much more
for letting our neighbor’s homes be demolished
for allowing fascist politicians to take over our countries…

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The Cart before a Dead Horse – Open Letter to Mahmoud Abbas and All Palestinians
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

23 Jun 2019 – Someone asked what is your solution? I said, ‘Go back to be a real Palestine Liberation Organization: Palestine is all of Palestine not 22% of it, Liberation is self-explanatory and it is for all 13.5 million of us Palestinians, and organization means more than one person we “pledge loyalties” to’. The well-dressed politician came after the meeting to chastise me before he got into his fancy black Mercedes (which was left running all the time) with his body guards.

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Success & Self-Determination
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

1 Jun 2018 – What distinguishes a healthy successful human being (or animal for that matter) from apathetic pathetic creatures who make excuses for their failures in life? Those who succeed are precisely those who have self-confidence to decide to work hard to change their circumstances and not take things for granted.

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Reporting from Palestine
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Mar 2019

28 Feb 2019 – Here in Palestine, life of suffering continues. The UN Human Rights Council issued a report this week that shows the extent of Israel’s violations of international law and human rights including on targeting children [5]. Yet, we continue to exist and to resist. We are not alone. Last two weeks for example I hosted five International delegations.

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Commonality and Hope
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

13 Jan 2019 – The Gandhis of the world are a bit more numerous than the Trumps but numbers are not everything. For example, we do have to consider that greedy selfish people can accumulate significant wealth and control media and thus influence fate of millions of people (Zionism is a good example). They even get elected as happened in the US, Brazil, or “Israel”.

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Punctuated Biological and Social Evolution?
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

2 Dec 2018 – What is the future for humans and the environment? Will average global temperature continue to rise? Have we passed the tipping point? There are now more body mass of humans and domestic vertebrates than all wild vertebrate animals on earth! In a few years there will be more plastic than fish in oceans and most coral reefs could be gone! Is it “natural” that a handful of billionaires own more wealth than the bottom half of humanity (i.e. more than 3.6 billion people)? What hope is left a sustainable earth ecosystem? What does it take to actually change things? Please share your views after you read these and other questions below.

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Signs of End of the Civilization and Signs of Its Rejuvenation
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 May 2018

15 May 2018 – There are many signs of end of the civilization and signs of its rejuvenation. These difficult times do test people’s souls and minds and while we find those who fail the test (Netanyahu, Trump, Hagee, Bin Salman, etc), we do find so many that pass it and light the way for us.

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Is a New Intifada Possible?
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 May 2018

2 May 2018 – Decades of Zionist colonialism transformed the Palestinian people from among the most economically and educationally advanced in Western Asia to
its most dependent and desperate. It is the world’s sole remaining unresolved case of colonialism, and it will be settled in the same manner as it has been in more than 140 other countries: by sharing the land and agreeing to coexist. Until this freedom and equality is achieved, Palestinians will continue to resist.

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Attack on Syria
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

WIN-WIN:
1) US/UK/France target unused fields and facilities with no damage for domestic propaganda purposes (to appear tough and satisfy the Israel/Zionist lobbies who have been pushing for war like they did in Iraq, Yemen, and Libya and now pushing for war on Iran).
2) Russia and Syria also get a propaganda “win” having shot most of the missiles using “old” Soviet era weapons and Syria gets to get more advanced weapons.

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Losing More People in Gaza
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Apr 2018

31 Mar 2018 – I am optimistic even though sad. I am sad that the Israeli regime massacred 17 and injured nearly 1500 unarmed Palestinian civilians yesterday instead of letting them go to their homes and lands to honor Land Day.

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(Français) Palestine Occupée: «Nous voyons l’espoir dans leurs yeux»
Mazin Qumsiyeh | The International Solidarity Movement – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Mar 2018

Président Donald Trump a décidé que la date de transfert de l’ambassade des Etats-Unis à Jérusalem Occupée serait le 15 mai 2018. C’est particulièrement remarquable parce cette date est celle de la commémoration de la Nakba, le jour où contre la volonté de la grande majorité de ses habitants, un Etat juif d’apartheid a été créé par la force des armes en Palestine.

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Last Straw
Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Dec 2017

7 Dec 2017 – Trump’s decision dropped the last fig leaf and added the final straw that will indeed reshape Western Asia and probably the world but not in ways that the Zionists who run the Trump administration planned or wished for. IT IS NOW TIME FOR ACTIONS.

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Truths
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2017

Truths became fragile outcasts
drowned refugees denied even their pasts
or those refugees silenced
by Zionist media murdered
Orphaned and denied futures

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Stop the Hate
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2017

Stop the racism, stop the hate
Start with your heart – never too late

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Israeli Occupied USA
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

18 Jun 2017 – I, who happen to be a US citizen, spent 40 hours on grueling travel between Palestine and the USA and my documents (and luggage) were checked 15-20 times along the way. US security agents were at the exit from the Amman-Chicago flight waiting for me checking IDs and when the one checking my ID announced “we got him” loud enough for the other passenger to hear, four of them escorted me to get my checked-in luggage and then to a special security area where agents went through everything I had thoroughly. They looked through my note book/diary and also copied my speaking schedule.

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Finding Goodness
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2017

• Axis 1- Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Egypt, Israel, USA
• Axis 2- Qatar, Turkey
• Axis 3- Syria, Iran, Russia, and possibly China (for now keeping a distance)
Axis 1 now decided to go after axis 2. Axis 2 is considering moving for protection to axis 3. The US is solidly behind axis 1 but keeping leverage via axis 2 (US bases both in Turkey and Qatar). The US is trying hard to undermine axis 3.

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Trump in Bethlehem
Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

20 May 2017 – President Trump is in Saudi Arabia where he will instruct his puppets then go to apartheid Israel where get further instructions from his masters. He will do a token visit to Bethlehem Tuesday [23 May] and desecrate the city of the Prince of Peace with his entourage of racist Zionists. I wish I was there to join demonstrations against this symbol of hypocrisy (I am still in Europe).

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The Cucumber and the Cactus (A Palestinian Christian Story)
Mazin Qumsiyeh | A Human Rights Web – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2017

We cling to the hope and the certainty that, just as happened in South Africa, we shall someday live together in this small place called the Land of Canaan/the Holy Land. Jews, Christians, Muslims and others all did live together for hundreds of years before Britain and the great powers adopted Zionism. Then the rains that filter through the soil in which my grandfather and his Jewish friend are both buried will also nourish new fields of faqoos, sweet cucumbers, and thriving cactus.

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Palestinian Prisoners Show the Way in Israel
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

Mahatma Gandhi used hunger strike to refocus people away from greed and selfishness to caring for each other. Hunger is painful and people will die sooner or later unless we all act. What is at stake is very high: our own self-respect (dignity) as human beings.

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Deir Yassin to Egypt
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

9 Apr 2017 – Today is the anniversary of the massacre at Deir Yassin [also the Norwegian day of trauma: German 1940 invasion]. Today also saw terrorists bombing Christian Churches on Palm Sunday; over 120 were killed or severely injured. Our condolences to the victims and our thoughts and prayers with the injured.

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Palestine-Israel: The UNSC Vote
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

Will Mahmoud Abbas turn success into failure (again) or will he finally show backbone to use the UNSC resolution to save what remains of Palestine?

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ConSciences of Humanity
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

John Kerry is delusional if he thinks he can temporarily curb the appetite of those who believe in an ideology of conquest, subjugation and exceptionalism (“chosen people”) to save “Zionism”. His claim that Shimon Peres told him that 78% of Palestine is enough and that they should let the Palestinians have the other 22% is simply not believable.

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The Struggle Within
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

Facing life’s challenges and insecurity
The heart yearns for serenity
How can we ignore the oppressor’s meanness
And simply understand his weakness

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O Palestine
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

Your sisters stayed in their palaces
With golden chains and shameless lies
Some grinned and aided criminals…

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Eight Years
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2016

16 Aug 2016 – It has been 8 years since I moved back from the USA to occupied Palestine and it may be worth a brief reflection… All of this was done while struggling against not just Israeli occupation with its repression (e.g. inability to import things normally, lack of freedom of movement) but some Palestinian societal backward culture including nepotism, patriarchy, bureaucracy, and corruption. We were learning as we go how to deal with people (including the “mental occupation”).

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Binarity
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2016

Edward Said once told us we do not have to choose between a secular corrupt dictatorship and rule by Muslim Brotherhood. I do not have to support Zionism to be for Jewish rights. I do not have to support the Assad regime to be against the Saudi/US/Israel supported “rebel” groups who are nothing more than mercenary terrorists. We have many choices. It is time we exercise them.

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Ups and Downs in Palestine
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2016

16 Jul 2016 – Life in Palestine moves along with its ups and downs, like the tides of the sea. Some days we feel depressed, some days more optimistic. Some of us even feel like manic-depressives for the fact that we go through these cycles. The triggers are varied.

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Motivation
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2016

We in Palestine do not have too many answers since most of our people are still at that subsistence level. It is irritating to see the elites (including Palestinian and Israelis) who have their basic needs met refuse to rise to higher levels and get motivated to do something different to make this a better world. At least they should/could follow Howard Zinn’s advice and get off the train (His book “you can’t be neutral on a moving train”).

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A Brief Chronological History of Palestine
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2016

Palestinians are the endogenous people of the Southern Land of Canaan (Western Part of the Fertile Crescent), the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan. Key milestones in human civilization occurred in this Land of Canaan: animal and plant domestication, development of the alphabet, and development of laws and religions.

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Advice to Palestinians
Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2016

“What would YOU advise Palestinian to do? I am genuinely curious as to how many of my readers have constructive advice based on what they know of geostrategic structures, capabilities etc.” I received dozens of answers including some really very insightful commentary.

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(Français) Les Israéliens tuent les civils palestiniens dans une totale impunité
Mazin Qumsiyeh – Info-Palestine, 14 Dec 2015

Les assassinats par les Israéliens de civils palestiniens se répètent dans l’impunité. 108 Palestiniens ont été tués depuis le premier octobre [2015].

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