Famous personalities and artists of the Arab world convey a special message of solidarity to the Palestinian people on the 2006 Nakba Day (15 May) in: Haq al-Awda, BADIL Arabic-language magazine (no. 17)

Famous personalities and artists of the Arab world convey a special message of solidarity to the Palestinian people on the 2006 Nakba Day (15 May) in:

 

Haq al-Awda, BADIL Arabic-language magazine (no. 17)

For Immediate Release

No. (E/13/06) 12 May 2006
 

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The May 2006 issue of Haq al-Awda is opened by the former Lebanese prime-minister Salim al-Houss, Dr. Ikrima Sabri, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, and Bishop Dr. Atallah Hanna, spokesman of the Roman-Orthodox Church, Jerusalem. A variety of Arab artists add their personal message, among them: the singers Julia Butrous and Ahmad Qa'bour (Beirut); the Egyptian actors Fardos Abdelhamid and Yousef Sha'aban (Cairo); the musician Marcel Khalife (Paris); the poet Zahi Wahbi (Beirut); and, film director Hatem Ali (Syria). They are joined by Muhammad Bakri (actor and film director) and Reem Banna (singer) in Palestine, Bella Freud and Jumaima Khan (Hoping Foundation) in London, and Salim Vally, anti-apartheid and Palestine solidarity activist in South Africa.

 

This special issue of Haq al-Awda is dedicated to the 58th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. In addition to the messages of solidarity, the issue includes contributions by UNRWA Commissioner General Karen AbuZayed and Zakaria al-Agha, PLO Executive and head, PLO Department of Refugee Affairs. Numerous additional guest authors examine the Palestinian Nakba and Palestinian refugees' right of return in the context of the past, present and future.

 

This year's special issue of the Arabic-language BADIL bi-monthly (36 pages) will be released on Sunday, 14 May. It will be available as a supplement to the Palestinian dailies Al-Ayyam (Sunday, 14 May) and al-Ittihad (Monday, 15 May). Electronic copies will become available later on www.badil.org