Some activities to highlight this week, by Mazin Qumsiyeh

Happy Easter to all of the Eastern Churches who celebrate it today. Christ
is risen.

Some activities at our institute to highligh in this week’s message

1) Interior Design Students from Birzeit took our museum as project

2) Meeting with neighbors of the museum to plan a green neighborhood and
talk about museum facilities growth to serve the community

3) Meeting with students (hosted by AlQattan in Ramallah) including those
with hearing impairment to talk about how PIBS/PMNH can work with them to
change the environmental situation

4) We welcomed new volunteers and interns: This coming week we have
volunteers/interns from Palestine, USA, UK, Ireland, and Germany and we are
regularly doing field trips

5) New Publication out (and two others accepted). Qumsiyeh, M. 2023.
Developing Institutions that Serve National Goals: Case Study of the
Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability. Al-Quds
Journal for Natural Sciences, 1(3):6-10.

6) Friday was the fourth Friday of Ramadan, Al-Quds day, and Good Friday in
Palestine. A lot of activities and holliness. Israeli authorities still
denied hundreds of thousands of people access to their Holy Sites over the
weekend of religious holidays. Here is Press TV about the attack on Al-Aqsa
(include interview with me) and a video from
Saturday of israeli attack on Christian worshippers

7) Visitors continue to stream to see our beautiful botanic garden and the
exhibits (which will get 10 fold larger in one year). Travel
Palestine/Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities highlighted our existing

8) Join us for a talk “What future for Palestine and Western Asia?
Misrepresenting the past to shape an oppressive present or justice and
peace” Wednesday 19 April 2023, 1700hrs to 1830hrs London Time. More
information and to register at

Newly elected Prime Minister of Israel (longest serving Prime Minister)
tweeted 28 December 2022 in Hebrew: “These are the basic lines of the
national government headed by me: The Jewish People have an exclusive and
unquestionable right to all areas of the Land of Israel. The government
will promote and develop settlements in all parts of the Land of Israel –
in the Galilee, the Negev, the Golan, Judea and Samaria” [Note the latter
areas are all parts of historic Palestine that still has native/indigenous
Palestinians that have not yet been fully ethnically cleansed]

Bamford: Netanyahu’s Spies, Not Russia, Helped Install Trump in the White

Jamal Niser: Israel Imprisoning Elderly US Citizen Without Charge or Trial

Jamal Niser: Israel Imprisoning Elderly US Citizen Without Charge or Trial

Seymour Hersh: Trading with the enemy\\

Stay Human and keep Palestine alive

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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