In Gedenken an Alan Hart

Ich habe einen Freund verloren! Evelyn Hecht-Galinski

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Here is a request from the Palestinian leadership in Israel

A giant intellectual and kind human being and friend Alan Hart wrote his
first book about Yasser Arafat and since then many other books on Zionism
and more. Alan passed away January 15 at age 75 (see and for a biography, see

The last message I received from Alan was 27 October 2017 and it has the
two most succinct recommendations for us Palestinians which are timely

Dear Mazin,

It was good to hear your voice if only briefly and thanks for your message
explaining the brevity. I would be able to entertain a small degree of hope
if two things could be made to happen.

The first and most important is bringing back to life the PNC [Palestine
National Council], refreshed and re-invigorated by elections to it in every
place/country where the Palestinians are. This would enable the Palestinian
people as a whole to speak to power (and the media and citizens) with one
voice, (as Zionism does and always has done). The problem is this requires
the Palestinian diaspora to put its act together and become engaged. I
understand the reasons why it has not done so yet. Those who live in the
Gulf are frightened of offending the corrupt and repressive regimes. And
those who live in Europe and North America are frightened of losing their
jobs. So yes ,it’s a tough call.

The other thing that should happen is that pro-Palestinian groups
everywhere should put their act together so that from time to time, when it
matters most, they also can speak to power with one voice. They are all
small/smallish groups doing their own little thing in splendid isolation
and are, in my view, like flies to be swatted away by Zionism. (That’s an
exaggeration to make a point nut the point is valid).

I hope, habibi, that you are well aware that my admiration of and respect
for the steadfastness of the occupied and oppressed Palestinians is without
limit. If any people on earth should have been dehumanized by what has
happened to them and is still happening it’s them. They have not been
dehumanized but their oppressors have.

Best regards,


[may those in positions of power listen and may those not in positions of
power push those others to do so]
India’s Modi and Netanyahu with a delegation of some 130 Israeli apartheid
business people marked 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral
relations (thanks to Oslo sell-out agreements). Yet, massive demonstration
telling Netanyahu to leave India give us hope.

Reminder on Cost Of War: Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And
Occupation Of Iraq: 1,455,590. Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed
(Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,801 . Number of
International Occupation Force Troops killed In Afghanistan: 3,430. Total
Cost of Wars waged on Iraq & Afghanistan (to benefit Zionism) Since 2001:
[Nearly trillion directly for Israel and all this will pale compared a war
on Iran or North Korea which he elite lobbies in Washington DC are pushing
for and it will surely backfire much more tan Iraq, Syria, or Yemen wars
waged to serve Israel]

Mental Health Group Urged Not To Meet In Israel: Please circulate this
petition, requesting the International Association for Relational
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy to move their 2019 Conference away from
Tel Aviv. It is based on a letter written by a Palestinian psychiatrist,
Samar Jabr MD, and a group of American clinicians who have formed the
USA-Palestine Mental Health Network. The petition has been launched with
the support of JVP.
Link to petition:

Stay Human

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

Alan Hart, our beloved father, passed away yesterday at the age of 75. Although his passing was sudden, he had been unwell for the last few years. We thought we had lost him a year ago, but he got better and was able to continue working for peace and unity in the world.

1 Kommentar zu In Gedenken an Alan Hart

  1. This loss makes me sad. A friend and Mensch is gone, his writings stay… Thanks dear Alan for your inspiring love for justice and for the oppressed people of Palestine.

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