Budrus hero calls for Abdallah Abu Rahmah’s freedom By Jesse Bacon

3 November, 2010 — The Only Democracy?

I recently had the good fortune to attend a packed Monday night NYC screening sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. One issue raised by the extremely well-informed director was how similar protests in other villages have had difficulty duplicating Budrus’s success. A Budrus protest participant told me that  even Budrus itself could see its victory threatened as Israel completes the building of the Wall. So it is inspiring to me that Ayed Morrar, the Budrus leader, has continued to struggle on behalf of other less fortunate villages in the West Bank. Here he writes in Huffington Post (apparently more “mainstream” outlets passed on it) in support of Abdallah Abu Rahmah, his counterpart organizer in Bi’lin.

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