$36.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Tue Jul 31 2012Alameda County Proclaims Palestinian Cultural Day Despite Opposition
Tue Jul 31 2012Alameda County Becomes Second California County to Recognize Palestinian Residents
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Palestinian Cultural Day at its regular meeting in the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. Board President Nate Miley and Supervisor Wilma Chan awarded the Proclamation to representatives of the Palestinian community: Fouad Atieh, Sandra Nasser, Nabil Wahbeh, and Loubna Qutami.
The proclamation is a victory for Palestinian residents who have long sought recognition as a community despite sometimes fierce opposition. It recognizes Palestinians as a people who “trace their roots back to this historic land of Palestine” and that “Palestinian residents of Alameda County now number approximately 20,000 and continue to make major contributions to the County.”
Alameda County becomes the second in California to officially recognize Palestinian Cultural Day, following the lead of Santa Clara County which issued its first proclamation in 2002. But getting started ten years ago was very challenging because of fierce opposition from supporters of Israel who feared the proclamations would erode Israel’s image by raising public awareness of recent Palestinian history.
Read More and View Photos
Related Articles: Palestinian Culture and Catastrophe Recognized by Santa Clara County || Palestinian Cultural Mural Unveiled After Turbulent Struggle || Santa Clara County marks Palestinian Culture Day on 60th Anniversary of al-Nakbah || Silicon Valley Proclaims May 15th Palestinian Cultural Day
This Week in Palestine, December 3rd, 2016 Friday Dec 2nd 11:06 PM
Jewish Day of Resistance: Anti-Trump Protest (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 30th 9:41 AM
2nd Annual New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival (NOPFF) Monday Nov 28th 6:41 AM
Palestine BDS action against Hewlett Packard in San Francisco (1 comment) Sunday Nov 27th 9:19 AM
This Week in Palestine, November 25th, 2016 Friday Nov 25th 8:46 PM
Peace Vigil: Boycott HP Friday Nov 25th 5:37 PM
University of California must protect civil rights in the face of Trump’s persecution of Muslims, Arabs, and Palestine activists Monday Nov 21st 6:27 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 18th, 2016 Friday Nov 18th 10:30 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
2016 Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar! Wednesday Nov 2nd 8:23 AM
Benefit Concert for Refugees - Collateral Repair Project - Jordan Monday Oct 31st 11:49 AM
This Week in Palestine, October 28th, 2016 Friday Oct 28th 9:30 PM
"Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear" — Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law & Justice Thursday Oct 27th 10:16 AM
A night with Remi Kanazi! Wednesday Oct 26th 5:12 PMMore News...