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Third Annual Conference in Bil`in 4-6 June 2008
You are invited to participate in the Third Annual Conference in Bil`in, Palestine, 4-6 June 2008

This February we passed the third anniversary of the weekly non-violent protests in opposition to the work-site of shame for the Apartheid Wall that has annexed almost 60% of the land of Bilin village in the West Bank. Bilin has become a symbol both of the theft of land across Palestine and of the power of non-violent grassroots movements in building local and international resistance to Occupation.
The International Conference will be held in June 4-6 :
1. To show internationals real life examples of the struggles and suffering of Palestinians
2. To extend the Popular Non-Violent Struggle
3. To strengthen the relationship with the international solidarity movements and to find new ways to strengthen and support the popular struggle
WHEN: 4-6 June, 2008
WHERE: One day of the conference will be held in each of the following locations:
Bilin Village near Ramallah
The southern West Bank
PROGRAM: We are working to finalize the program, details will be released as soon as they are finalized.
COST: Accommodation per night 20 Euros, plus Conference Registration of 30 Euros
How can I pay for the conference?
The conference Steering committee does not accept credit cards and personal checks, please bring cash only.
How do I get to Bilin village?
You need to get to Ramallah, from Ramallah there are services that can take you to Bilin either by waiting in the van to fill up and the price in this case is NIS 5 five Shekels or by taking a Taxi to the village and this will cost in between NIS 40-60. The conference site is in the public school in the village and it will be the fist place you see in Bilin after you pass the Bilin Village sign. When you get to Ramallah, ask about Mujma Al Mantiqa Al Gharbiya means the services station for the Western Areas. You can also call one of the drivers for Bilin, his name is Khaled Burnat (0546 246 833).

Bilin 3rd International Conference on
Nonviolent popular struggle (June 4-6)
Wednesday, June 4 2008
9.00 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 11.00 Opening Session
1- President Abbas
2- Prime Minister Fayyad
3- Louisa Morgantini
4- Marid Maguire
5- Video Message from Nelson Mandela
11:00 - 12:00 Professional Analysis Seminar
Update on the current Palestinian situation given by Dr. Jad as Haq Arij Center
12:00 - 12:30 Break
12.30 14.00 Panel 1:
The international solidarity with Palestinian people
European Parliaments member and head of the international delegations (France, Greece, Germany, Italy, USA, Cuba)
14.00 15.30 Launch Break.
15.30 17.00 Panel 2:
Discussion of the Role of the Palestinian Political Parties in Supporting the Popular Resistance and the importance of popular struggle.
Abdullah Al -EFrangi (Fatah)
Saleh Raffat FEDA
Mustufa Bargouthi (Al Mubadarra)
Qais Abu Leila (PFDP)
Khaled Monsour (PPP)
17.00 17.30 Break
17:30 - 19:00
Real Examples from the Grassroots Resistance and Palestinian Suffering
Sami Sadiq (Jordan Valley, Al Aqaba Village)
Hani Amer (The North, Masha Village)
Dr. Inad Sarahi (Jerusalem)
A Representative from (Tel Rumieda, Hebron)
19.00 Ending of the first day.

Thursday June 5, 2008
9:00AM-7PM Solidarity visits to some critical Palestinian Villages
Group 1 Jordan Valley, facilitator Fathi Ikhderat
Group 2 The North, Qalqilya and Salfit, facililatators mohammed Aboushi
Group 3 The South, Bethlaham and Hebron, facilitators Abdul Hadi Hantosh, Ingred
Group 4 Jerusalem, facilitators Khalil Tafikgi, Jamal Juma

19.00 Return to Bilin (Dinner and Open Activities)

Friday June 6, 2008
9:00 - 12.00 History of the Non Violent Resistance in Palestine
1- The Experience of Bilin
2- The Legal Situation with the Israeli Supreme Court in the Bilin and the West Bank in General (Micheal Sfard, Osama Halabi)
3- Press Conference
1:00-3:00 ending the conference with the weekly nonviolent demonstration.
For more information:
The Bilin Friends of Justice and Freedom and Justice - Society
e-mail: Tel: 972 547 847 942 , e-mail:

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