Olive Tree, sabra plantingsFriday 10 February 2017
On Friday, February 10, the village hosted Naftali Raz and members of the social democratic movement, who every year remember Peace Now activist Emil Grunzweig, who was murdered by a right wing extremist 34 years ago during a demonstration outside the Knesset. In a short ceremony they planted an olive tree - a gift of Fawaz Hussein, from the village of Hurfeish. The planting was accompanied by some reminiscences of those present and readings of poetry by Hussein and a Jewish Israeli poet.
Just after the olive tree planting, the village organized the planting of a line of sabras (prickly pear cacti), cuttings of which were taken from the ruins of the Palestinian villages Beit Susin, Beit Jiz, Imwas, Ayn Karem and Abu Shusha. Sabras are a common marker of destroyed Palestinian villages, and often all that remains.
This modest ceremony, attended by a couple of dozen people, contrasted starkly with the official arbor day planting taking place in the JNF/KKL forest across the way. Many busloads of people came to that one. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked gave a speech. They left behind seedlings to replace the burned forest, but sadly also heaps of plastic JNF/KKL flags.
Condolence visit to Umm al-HiranFriday 27 January 2017
A delegation from WAS-NS visited Umm al-Hiran to offer condolences as well as to protest home demolitions and expressions of racist incitement
The guide for leftists who want to stop preaching to the choirSaturday 7 January 2017
This article by WASNS resident Noam Shuster Eliasi appears in +972 magazine (links to original article)
Evening of Recognition for Fire Fighters and Rescue WorkersWednesday 14 December 2016
On December 8 we honored the firefighters, rescue teams and police who worked to save the village and its residents from the recent forest fire.
"Coexistence Under Fire" - Media Reports on WASNSWednesday 28 October 2015
The escalation in the conflict has seen an increase of media interest in the village. Here are some links to interviews, TV and radio articles and more.
How we celebrated RamadanFriday 17 July 2015
As every year, the community gathered for a weekly festive iftar meal, special activities and songs.
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