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Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh's work is regularly published in Axis of Logic's Letters from Palestine. He teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke and Yale Universities. He is now president of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People. He published several books of which the most acclaimed "Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" which was also translated to Spanish. He also has an activism book published electronically on his Website. His main interest is media activism and public education. He published over 200 letters to the editor and 100 op-ed pieces and interviewed in TV and radio extensively (local, national and international). He is currently finishing a book on Palestinian civil resistance going back to the beginning of the Zionist project in the 19th century until today.

  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD , Popular Resistance

    It is hard to believe that we lost Rachel Corrie in March 2003.  Our pain makes it feel like only yesterday especially when this week a consistently biased lying Israeli judge justified his unjust verdict exonerating her killers by vilifying the International Solidarity Movement (see links below). As a Palestinian... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD. , Popular Resistance

    3 July 1919: Syrian Arab Congress (attended by 15 delegates from Palestine) emphasizes Arab Unity and rejection of colonialism. July 1920: The World Zionist Organization meeting in London establishes a new financial arm to raise money called Keren Hayesod.  Since then donations were collected from Jews around the world to help... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD , Popular Resistance

    More than 15,000 Jewish settlers were added in one year to bring the total colonial settlers living in the West Bank to 650,000.  Does any one still think a two-state solution is possible?  In parallel, settler violence increased many folds in the past few years (see When settlers attack: A... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh , Popular Resistance

    It is clear that oppressors spend an inordinate amount of time and resources to dehumanize their victims. But we humans spend an inordinate amount of time also trying to suppress our own humanity.  To dehumanize someone is to deprive them of essential human qualities such as compassion, individuality, love, and... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh , Justice Wheels

    The Welcome to Palestine 2012 campaign had successful inaugural press conference in Bethlehem (with support from Mayor and Governor) while the Israeli establishment continues to show hysterical reaction.  Below is a youtube video taken at the conference and links to stories, some showing Israeli paranoia about allowing peaceful visitors to... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh , One State Solution

    Please consider joining this action call and forward to those who you think might join (Israelis and Palestinians). - Mazin Many people of good faith yearn for a future that is a joint democratic pluralistic state that encompasses all of the historic land of Palestine (currently the political entities of... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD , Axis of Logic (Submitted by Author)

    "Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things and he’s been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with Israel.… I would not refer to him as a dictator”... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD, A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home , Axis of Logic.,

    Request: My book on "Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of hope and empowerment" will be out in two weeks from Pluto Press.  We are looking for film-makers or aspiring film-makers to take existing large archives of photographs and video footage of popular and nonviolent resistance from the past 130... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD, A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home , Axis of Logic

    The Arab Defamation League (A.K.A. as Anti-Defamation league of Bnai Brith) is an American Zionist organization which focuses on defending Israeli apartheid policies even when those are harming Jews.  ADL just named the top ten groups in the US that they say are most organized in their "anti-Israel" stances in the... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD , Axis of Logic

    Everything is ordered in Vienna where I gave two talks on the popular resistance in Palestine.  Rows after rows of colorful buildings all with 5-8 floors with housing complexes and offices.  Public transportation and public housing in a socialisty city that seems to function uniformally in many ways.  But ofcourse... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh and Axis of Logic Editors , Axis of Logic

    Editorial Comment: We at Axis of Logic wish to pay tribute to one of our heroes, relatively unknown outside Palestine. Hazem Qumsiyeh was brother-in-law to Mazin Qumsiyeh who works in Palestine and has been an activist and a faithful voice of Palestinians throughout the world by means of his reports... » read this article
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD, A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home , Axis of Logic

    June 20, 2010 Israeli occupation forces today in Beit Jala engaged in beatings, burning of fields, and attacking peaceful demonstrators, bystanders, and reporters. Two young Palestinians: Mohammed Masalma and Thaer Mahmoud were injured after severe beatings with hands and clubs (they were both near their homes and not participating in... » read this article
  • Aaron Dearborn reports from the field. All images by Kara Newhouse. Editorial comment by Les Blough , Palestine Monitor

    Editor's Comment: Tonight at 2:30 a.m. Venezuelan time, we received a communique telling us that Mazin has been released by the Israeli gestapo. Here's his message and please note that he even took the time to include links, continuing his work. Have you ever been arrested, insulted, brutalized and interrogated. This treatment... » read this article
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