May 2007

Bishara Support Event Draws Crowd at NYU

An “Evening of Solidarity with Azmi Bishara,” sponsored by twelve organizations in the New York/New Jersey area, drew a standing-room only crowd to the auditorium at the King Juan Carlos Center at New York University on May 3, 2007. Organized quickly to respond to the persecution of Azmi Bishara and to draw attention and support to the struggle of Palestinians within Palestine ‘48, the event featured speakers Elias Khoury, a professor, novelist and playwright; Professor Nadim Rouhanna, director of Mada al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Research; Juliano Mer-Khamis, director of Arna's Children and cultural director of the Freedom Theatre of Jenin; and Yael Lerer, publisher, Andalus Publishing, and former aide of Azmi Bishara. The event was moderated by Jamil Dakwar, an attorney who formerly worked with Adalah, a legal center working for Palestinians in Palestine ‘48. The room was full of discussion and interest in supporting Azmi Bishara and defending Palestinians against repression.

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