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Bassam Aramin @ Goodenough college, Monday, 12th MAy

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Bassam will be speaking at the Goodenough college on Monday. If you want to come, drop me a line.


Bassam Aramin is co-founder of Combatants for Peace, a movement of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence and have decided to put down their guns, and to fight for peace together. Bassam’s determination was tested in 2007 when his 10 year old daughter, Abir, was killed by the Israeli border police on her way home from school. With the help of supporters from across the world, Bassam’s friends have built a garden in her memory.

Bassam grew up in Seir, near Hebron. He spent seven years in Israeli prisons. Since his marriage, he has been living in Anata, between Ramallah and Jerusalem. He works at the Palestinian National Archive Center in Ramallah.

Read: A Plea for Peace From a Bereaved Palestinian Father, By Bassam Aramin

UPDATE:

A documentary about combatants for peace, featuring Bassam Aramin and Yonathan Shapira, was one of the highlights of the Pangea day event last Saturday: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=73

Written by yishaym

May 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

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  1. […] Bassam sent me this letter a few days ago. I thought its should be shared. I can’t say I agree with every word, or with every tone, but I think Bassam deserves an answer. More than that – he deserves justice. […]

  2. […] East & Muslim World, peace by yishaym on August 28th, 2008 Some of you may remember the amazing talk Bassam Aramin gave at the goodenough college a few months ago. Bassam is now registered for peace […]


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