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.
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:
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 - email@example.com.
Thank you very much! :)
My phone's +972-54-6564778
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.