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Palestine Awareness Month Continues At Stanford. Photo Show Today, Rachel Corrie Yesterday
The Stanford Daily ^ | May 5, 2004 | Raghav Thapar

Posted on 05/05/2004 5:50:00 AM PDT by ElliotFladen

The week-long “Mind, Body and Soul of Palestine” exhibit — designed to show the mood, emotions and culture of the Palestinian people through photographs — arrived on the second floor of Tresidder on Monday. “We essentially want to shed light on the Palestinian essence in a way that hasn’t been done before at Stanford,” said sophomore Tanya Haj-Hassan, who organized the display of the exhibition at Stanford. “We want to open the eyes of the Stanford population to the spirit of a vibrant people and culture in the context of their unique history through these beautiful photographs.”

The exhibit consists of 12 photos — those representing the “mind” of Palestine are designed to reflect the everyday life of the ordinary Palestinian citizen; the photos representing the “body” are meant to convey the uniqueness and historical significance of the Palestinian landscape; and the photos representing Palestine’s “soul” show the struggle the Palestinian people have undertaken in their quest for self-determination.

“When people look at Palestine, they often overlook the amazing culture and beautiful landscape that exists there,” Haj-Hassan said. “We hope this exhibition shows students the human side of the Palestinian people.”

The exhibit’s three photographers are Steve Sabella, Luke Powell and Andrew Courtney, all renowned for their work.

The exhibit is organized by Al-PHAN (Palestinian Humanities and Arts Now), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Palestinian artists. The “Mind, Body and Soul” display has traveled throughout the United States since January 2003. On campus, the Muslim Students Awareness network (MSAN) is running the exhibit.

“The organizers of Al-PHAN said that this exhibit has been one of the bright spots of their movement to make people aware of the Palestinian culture and history,” Haj-Hassan said.

The exhibition kicks off the start of Palestinian Awareness Month. Part of the exhibition’s purpose is to show Stanford students a new dimension of Palestinian life.

“Few people — especially at Stanford — acknowledge and understand the Palestinian culture,” Haj-Hassan said. “Sadly, it is a culture that is being devastated.”

Haj-Hassan added that MSAN does not intend for the pictures to generate any sort of controversy.

“The photos are designed to show the truth,” he said. “It’s hard to talk to about the Palestinian people and ignore what they are going through.”

MSAN member Omar Shakir, a freshman, predicted that the Stanford community would react positively to the exhibition.

“It should open people’s eyes and show them the human side of this conflict,” he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: activist; justice; liberal; palestine; peace; rachelcorrie
Just out of curiosity, will they be showing the dead pregnant woman living in Palestine who was killed this week just because she was Jewish? Isn't that part of the "human side" of this conflict as well? Oops, guess that woman was just a pig or a monkey to some of these fanactics for justice in palestine, so her death probably wasn't part of the equation anyway.

Anyway, I received an email from another person who attended the Rachel Corrie Beatification, which is a very good description of how the event went. I'm posting an excerpt of it on my weblog.

1 posted on 05/05/2004 5:50:03 AM PDT by ElliotFladen
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To: ElliotFladen
“Sadly, it is a culture that is being devastated.”

The sooner the better.


2 posted on 05/05/2004 5:56:43 AM PDT by ColoradoSlim (Shoot first, ask questions later.)
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To: ElliotFladen
What stance did these Lieberals take regarding Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ"? If they came out as it being anti-semetic, then the hypocracy is astounding. Of course, without hypocracy, Lieberals would have no moral compass!
3 posted on 05/05/2004 6:05:00 AM PDT by CSM (Vote Kerry! Boil the Frog! Speed up the 2nd Revolution! (Be like Spain! At least they're honest))
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To: ElliotFladen
"The photos are designed to show the truth,"

Like a 6-year-old dressed as a suicide bomber? Prob not. Sounds more like a peacenik propaganda exhibit to me.
4 posted on 05/05/2004 6:15:09 AM PDT by Fenris6
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To: Fenris6
Better yet, how about the photo of the Pali kids celebrating 9-11 in the streets. Nope, not likely.
5 posted on 05/05/2004 6:16:16 AM PDT by Fenris6
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To: ElliotFladen
What culture? Is it distinguishable from others in the region?
6 posted on 05/05/2004 6:43:24 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants burn mock coffins representing Israel in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah. Israeli government legal adviser Menachem Mazuz unfroze the transfer of public funds to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip(AFP/Said Khatib)
Wed May 5, 4:57 AM ET
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants burn mock coffins representing Israel in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah. Israeli government legal adviser Menachem Mazuz unfroze the transfer of public funds to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip(AFP/Said Khatib)

Palestinian militants parade with rifles and RPG launchers during a funeral in Khan Yunis. Two Palestinian fighters were killed and 16 other Palestinians injured during an Israeli army incursion overnight in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said.(AFP/Said Khatib)
Tue May 4,11:46 AM ET
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Palestinian militants parade with rifles and RPG launchers during a funeral in Khan Yunis. Two Palestinian fighters were killed and 16 other Palestinians injured during an Israeli army incursion overnight in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said.(AFP/Said Khatib)

A Palestinian holds up human remains as people gather around a destroyed car following an Israeli missle strike in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, May 2, 2004. An Israeli missile strike killed four Palestinian militants, including two local leaders, as they drove in downtown Nablus, Palestinian security sources said. Two of the dead were identified as Nader Abu Leil and Hashem Abu Hamdan, leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Al Aqsa has ties to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Sun May 2, 6:14 PM ET
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A Palestinian holds up human remains as people gather around a destroyed car following an Israeli missle strike in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, May 2, 2004. An Israeli missile strike killed four Palestinian militants, including two local leaders, as they drove in downtown Nablus, Palestinian security sources said. Two of the dead were identified as Nader Abu Leil and Hashem Abu Hamdan, leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Al Aqsa has ties to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

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7 posted on 05/05/2004 6:51:41 AM PDT by Alouette (Float like a butterfly, sting like a B-52)
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To: Alouette
Yasser is a filthy swine, and there is no palestine.
8 posted on 05/05/2004 7:03:19 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: ElliotFladen
The week-long “Mind, Body and Soul of Palestine” exhibit — designed to show the mood, emotions and culture of the Palestinian people through photographs...

I can do that!


9 posted on 05/05/2004 7:09:14 AM PDT by veronica ("Kicking butt is mandatory - taking names is optional." - US Navy)
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To: Alouette
“We want to open the eyes of the Stanford population to the spirit of a vibrant people and culture in the context of their unique history through these beautiful photographs.”

What garbage. Paleostinians are plumbing new depths of Muslim depravity every day. One day they hold up their trophies of charred flesh and blood at a car swarm. Next day the mutants force a car off the road and systematically execute a pregnant mother and 4 young girls. I am sick of barbaric 3rd worlders (esp. Islamics) being honored by our clueless idiot liberals. It's an insult to our broad American morality


Israeli soldiers and rescue workers inspect the car of a Jewish settlers family after it was attacked by Palestinian militants near the entrance of the Jewish settlement of Nezer Hazani, in the Gush Katif block of settlements in the southern Gaza Strip Sunday May 2, 2004.  Militants opened fire on the car killing four children and their mother, the Israeli army said. Two attackers were killed and two soldiers wounded in the gunbattle that followed.  On the hood of the car a sign calling for rejecting prime minister Ariel Sharon's plan for the Israeli withdraw from Gaza on today's Likud party referendum.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Sun May 2,10:01 AM ET
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Israeli soldiers and rescue workers inspect the car of a Jewish settlers family after it was attacked by Palestinian militants near the entrance of the Jewish settlement of Nezer Hazani, in the Gush Katif block of settlements in the southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites) Sunday May 2, 2004. Militants opened fire on the car killing four children and their mother, the Israeli army said. Two attackers were killed and two soldiers wounded in the gunbattle that followed. On the hood of the car a sign calling for rejecting prime minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites)'s plan for the Israeli withdraw from Gaza on today's Likud party referendum.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Mourners surround the bodies of Tali Hatvel and her four daughters who were killed when their car came under fire from Palestinian militants at the Kissufim crossing in the southern Gaza Strip.(AFP/Mauricio Lima)
Mon May 3, 6:59 AM ET
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Mourners surround the bodies of Tali Hatvel and her four daughters who were killed when their car came under fire from Palestinian militants at the Kissufim crossing in the southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites).(AFP/Mauricio Lima)

Masked Palestinian militants, members of the Popular Resistance Committees, pray with their Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah, during a rally supporting the attack at the Kissufim crossing between Gaza and Israel May 2, in which a 34-year-old Israeli settler and her four children were killed(AFP/Said Khatib)
Tue May 4, 2:39 AM ET
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Masked Palestinian militants, members of the Popular Resistance Committees, pray with their Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers in the southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites) refugee camp of Rafah, during a rally supporting the attack at the Kissufim crossing between Gaza and Israel May 2, in which a 34-year-old Israeli settler and her four children were killed(AFP/Said Khatib)

 

 

 

 

A Palestinian holds up human remains as people gather around a destroyed car following an Israeli missle strike in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, May 2, 2004. An Israeli missile strike killed four Palestinian militants, including two local leaders, as they drove in downtown Nablus, Palestinian security sources said. Two of the dead were identified as Nader Abu Leil and Hashem Abu Hamdan, leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Al Aqsa has ties to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Sun May 2, 6:14 PM ET
AP

A Palestinian holds up human remains as people gather around a destroyed car following an Israeli missle strike in the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, May 2, 2004. An Israeli missile strike killed four Palestinian militants, including two local leaders, as they drove in downtown Nablus, Palestinian security sources said. Two of the dead were identified as Nader Abu Leil and Hashem Abu Hamdan, leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Balata refugee camp near Nablus. Al Aqsa has ties to Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

10 posted on 05/05/2004 7:15:21 AM PDT by dennisw (Exposing John Kerry--> Swift Boat Veterans for Truth---> http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: ElliotFladen

A so-called Palestinian holds up his bloody hands for all to see, after the savage lynching and disemboweling of two Israeli reservists who had the misfortune to get lost in Ramallah. "Look ma - I'm a savage!"

11 posted on 05/05/2004 7:15:32 AM PDT by veronica ("Kicking butt is mandatory - taking names is optional." - US Navy)
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To: Alouette

The winner of the Palestinian "Have a heart" competition celebrates by releasing his recipe for heart with fava beans and a nice chianti.

13 posted on 05/05/2004 8:29:32 AM PDT by Radix (Reuters is the number one English language News Agency among Islamic terrorists.)
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To: ElliotFladen
So much of Stanford is now a joke. I was at a Stanford graduation a few years ago for the "make your own major" department. Degrees were granted in "Asian Queer Studies" and "Social Responsibility and Inter-cultural Awareness." Obviously the parents who paid the tuition for this trash are as crazy as their kids.
14 posted on 05/05/2004 11:11:18 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Alouette
Looking at that pic of the subhuman holding-up 'human remains', is beyond revolting. There's no doubt in my mind now that such filth needs *removal* permanently, from this earth. Subhumans, all. And my apologies to cats, dogs and pigs etc.
15 posted on 05/05/2004 11:51:57 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( )
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