Israelis, Palestinians protest Jerusalem Marathon

Israelis, Palestinians protest Jerusalem Marathon
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Israelis and Palestinians will protest in the Jerusalem Marathon

This upcoming Friday, 17th of March, the Jerusalem Marathon will be held, marking 50 years to the “unification” of the city. Palestinian public committees along with Free Jerusalem group are organizing a protest in front of the marathon. We wish to remind the residents and the participants that Jerusalem is not a united city in which sports and cultural activities are neutral, but rather it is a city of which part is under occupation.

The marathon presents Jerusalem as a normal, cosmopolitan city, and many foreigners participate in the race. The route of the marathon as in previous years extends beyond the 1967 seamline and disrupts the lives of many Palestinians, who are not party to the celebration.

On Friday, 17.3.17 we will stand between 9:00 and 10:00 on the corner of Antara Ben Shadad street with Heyl Ha’handasa (on the seamline, road 60, near Damascus gate).

Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

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RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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