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Posted by Uri Zackhem on November 27, 2006

My name's Uri Zackhem and I've been in contact with PalestineRemembered.com since 2002.

I'm Israeli, Jewish and live in Kfar Saba.

I like to help documenting the landscape, especially all the things (buildings, roads, ...) which are taken for granted and which are not taught at Israeli schools.
For me gaining knowledge about the past is one important step. Working for equality and justice is the next one.
My wish is one or two states between the sea and the river. I want Israel (or whatever it will be called) to be socialist, multiethnic and multicultural, with equality to all the citizens and religious freedom and freedom from religion if they wish so.

Stopping the law of "return", and the return of all the Palestinian refugees that want to, living among the people already living in Israel.

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If you liked the images/movies I made for PalestineRemembered, please consider donating money to Dar ElHanoun.
Dar ElHanoun is an old (established in the 1920s) Arab village, inside the state of Israel, that is unrecognised.
What's an unrecognised village? An unrecognised village is a vilage that is not recognised by the state, basic services such as electricity, municipal services, and, often, running water, are denied. It does not appear on the official maps. No proper roads lead to it.

The state plans to have all these villages removed.

Needless to say that all of the unrecognised villages are inhabited by Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. Approximately 100,000 of them live in unrecognised villages.

This is a continuation of the process of pushing out the Arabs from Israel. The means are not as harsh as in the 1948 war, but the target is the same.

This is the website of Dar ElHanoun:

http://www.geocities.com/dar_elhanoun/

Check it for text, images, video. We are a group of Israelis, Palestinians and Jews, supported by internationals.
You can help us a lot by sending money: POBox 45896, Haifa, Israel.
A checque made to "Ta'ayush North". In the accompanying letter write that it is for Dar ElHanoun.
Send me an email regarding your donation - abuaviv@actcom.net.il.
Thank you very much! :)
My phone's +972-54-6564778

PS
There are many other Arab-Israeli NGOs who work for civil equality between Arabs and Jews in Israel. You may consider donating to them as well.



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Posted by David on May 4, 2014 #154338

I hope there is a turn around soon, surely Israel can wake up and realize that they need not remove all the people of Palestine and make the whole place only Jews? I know it's much more complicated, and I am sure many (Politicians)want to speak against it, but maybe are afraid, and probably would be seen as the enemy from within!!
It all starts with small changes, and you are one of those changes, a small ripple that spreads out further and further.
I really praise the people of Palestine for being as polite and peaceful as they are, if it were my people we would surely be fighting every minute! well maybe.. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like.
Posted by ابو العلاء on September 7, 2013 #152476

I am a Palestinian from Kafra - Baisan and believe that Justice will prevail
I thank you for the photos you loaded from my village but no trees were shown
I noticed that there were no photos of our trees (300 of Almond trees that my father planted) which I am sure still exist (my cousin visited the village few years ago and brought some almonds from their)
Would you please load some more photos if possible?
Posted by Tony sleoman Khoury on October 17, 2011 #138810

Is ther a way to visit Palestine and return safe?
Posted by Tony Khoury on October 11, 2011 #138651

Hi, seaking your friendship, please contact me via my email above.
Thanks
Posted by سعيد روقة on February 28, 2011 #130998

شكرا لك يا بطل ارجوامنك ان تكشف لنا الوثيقة حتى نعود الى ديارنا
Posted by mazencpa on February 4, 2011 #130158

Thank you very much for the pictures and the video.
Posted by Mazen مازن Shehadeh شحاده on November 20, 2009 #95617

Dear Zackhem,


Could you please help us to document the village of Ibdis עיבדיס ?

Thank you,



Mazen
Posted by Rula Awwad-Rafferty on August 12, 2008 #48961

Thank you Uri for the video, and for the hard work, courage, and honesty. I went to Qule where my mother was born with, and thanks to, Zochrot this summer--July 12, 2008; what an incredible experience. In the video you posted I saw several of the locations we walked; but most moving for me was that I found myself trying to look closer at the terrain, trying to find her home once more, and being rewarded with many memories of the visit.
All The Best
Rula

Thank you
Posted by Najed 3rd generation on July 3, 2008 #44674

Thanks Uri,
I never thought that I will see my Grandfather place of birth. this is awesome
Thank you
Posted by dani on June 21, 2008 #43087

to:Uri Zackhem

If you give me permission - GFDL - I upload the photo from palestineremembered.com/Gaza/Dayr-Sunayd/Picture10456.html
a hebrew wikipedia a trai, station Dayr-Sunayd
Posted by ghassan shawqi nazzal on May 7, 2008 #37162

Thank you very much for your good efforts, your good intentions and your good wishes.

May God protect you and all other humans like you.

Best Regards

Ghassan nazzal
Posted by SALEH Al asfour on May 5, 2008 #36908

MR Uri Zackhem:

I am glad to have such a nice documentation for our arae Alsindyanah, I have been there once after accupation the rest of palestine by Israel. I remember the feeling s of my Mom nad Dad when they saw the land they have grown in and they spent most of their childhood and even till they been married over their, they started remember every part in it although it was destroyed, but even each stone in the village ment some thing to them, by that visit, they implant all their memories in our hearts as kids. Thanks for your effors having this vidio, it just took me back to that time after my parents passed away, me and allmy brothers and sisters distibuted all over the world, non of us can go there to visit the grave of his/her father of mother, it is really a wild world.
Thanks Mr Uri, regards
Posted by أبو عمر on April 8, 2008 #34007

على راسي كل فلسطين وقولية بالذات
Posted by Christoph on January 12, 2008 #27056

Shalom Uri!
KFAR SABA was translated to me as GRANDFATHER VILLAGE -in Hebrew. After reading Ilan Pappes great work on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, I wonder how the village was called originally and what that means in Arabic?
Christoph / Germany
Posted by Test Case on January 6, 2008 #26677

Thanks uri for these documentations.
Jewish people are welcome to live with muslim ,christian or any other religion in PALESTINE ( from SEA to RIVER ).
every one born in palestine,regardless of religion, then He / She is palestinian.

Uri, If you born in palestine ( or your parents are palestinian )then you are a palestinin jewish. and we have the same blood.
but the ethiopian jewish is not a palestinan, neither russian , europian or any other jewish.
We cant accept country established on religion, like what israel now.
Uri, if we have the same blood ( PALESTINAN BLOOD ), Then we have the SAME GOAL.which is to KICK israel out ( The racist and religious based country).and to establish Peaceful palestine again.
Posted by amersaqr on December 15, 2007 #25292

I appreciate what you do thank you
Posted by Mohd Hassan Hamad on December 14, 2007 #25223

I am from Safsaf How can foreget muy home my land realy I not finding the exat words to express about my feeling rewording those who occupy my land and home. at anyhow thank you. still we are not against JEWISH AS RELIGION BUT I AM AGAINST ANY PEOPLE WHO OCCUPY THE OTHER'S LAND AND PROPERTIES.
Posted by Jana on December 12, 2007 #25094

Shukran Uri
I appreciate what you do
Posted by chnehring on October 21, 2007 #22104

The "slaughter industry" will last another 100 years?
Posted by ياسر النبريص on October 21, 2007 #22063

I am a Plaestinian refugee from Najd village, I want to thank you for all you do the make the refugees know all about their origins.
Posted by HAVAL 1965 on October 14, 2007 #21642

SALAM ALAYKOM,
IT IS SO GOOD THAT YOU HAVE SUCH FEELINGS AND BELEIVES, BUT THERE IS SOME THING I WANT TO ASK:WHERE YOU WAS LIVING OR YOUR PARENTS BEFORE BEING IN KFAR SABA? WHAT ABOUT THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE WHO WAS IN THAT LAND BEFORE YOUR FAMILY & 1948? DO YOU THINK IF THEY DECIDED TO GO BACK TO THEIR VILLAGE, YOU WILL LEAVE THE HOUSE YOU ARE IN NOW, AND RETURN IT BACK TO THEM??
I THINK MR URI, THE PROBLEM IS THAT JEWISH WHO LIVES IN OUR LAND PALESTINE IS SETTLE IN OUR HOUSES AND LANDS AND NOT LIVED BESIDE US. I AM FROM AL ABBASEYYAH-JAFFA.JEWISH TOOK OUR FAMILY HOUSE AND LAND. DO YOU THINK THEY WILL RETURN IT BACK TO US? THEN WHERE THEY WILL GO IF THIS GO TO BE HAPPEN?
I AM NOT AGAINST JEWISH AS RELIGION, BUT I AM AGAINST ANY PEOPLE WHO OCCUPY THE OTHER'S LAND AND PROPERTIES,AND KICK THEM OUT.AT THE END THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORT IN HELPING WITH THESE DOCUMENTATIONS
HAVAL1965
Posted by د.حسين محمد سلامة on September 8, 2007 #20098

Thank you for your courage to say that
Posted by Khaled El Sala on September 8, 2007 #20085

Uri, I have been in contact with many scholars like yourself, and I do appreciate your works.

Hope we can live together as we have always been doing before the zionist methodologists hi-jacked the jewish people

Salam, Shaloum, Peace
Posted by Mohammed on July 23, 2007 #18455

Thank you for your courage to say that. My father's roots lead to the village of Zirin זרעין .
I personally visited the ruins of the village when I was child, nowadays I live in Jenin.
I know Hebrew & English.
I hope we could change views about any thing.