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[26 May 2008]

60 YEARS OF NAKBA EVOKED BY MPPM WITH THE PRESENCE OF ARAB KNESSET MEMBER MOHMMAD BARAKEH

To remember the date of November 15th, 1948, designated by Arab peoples as “Nakba”, the Catastrophe, MPPM organized two public meetings with the presence of Mohammad Barakeh, an Arab Member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.

The first meeting took place in Almada, on May 25th, in Santo Amaro Cultural Center, whose vice-President, José Gonçalves, chaired the event. The audience listened to interventions by Ambassador Rand Nabulsi, Mohammad Barakeh, Gustavo Carneiro, of CPPC, and Silas Cerqueira, of MPPM.

The second meeting took place in Lisbon, at the Cinearte / A Barraca theater, on the 26th May. Speakers were Ambassador Randa Nabulsi, Miguel Portas, Alan Stoleroff, Bruno Dias, Mohammad Barakeh and José Saramago. Poems from Hanan Awwad and Mahmud Darwich were read by Maria do Céu Guerra and João D’Ávila. The meeting was conducted by Isabel Allegro Magalhães and Mário Ruivo.

During his stay in Portugal, Mr. Barakeh was received by the President of Portuguese Parliament, had meetings with different political parties and trade unions and was interviewed for press and TV.

 
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