For address, rsvp to Bill Slaughter:
"Meet 'n greet" the people of the Galilee village of Iqrith who have been working since the Nakba to Return.
For the first time, a village delegation will be touring the US in October to rouse support; several events are scheduled in our area.
On the evening of their arrival, come bring some pot-luck to welcome the delegation!
In November 1948, 6 months after the foundation of the State of Israel, the army ordered the people of Iqrit to leave their homes for a period of two weeks as a temporary measure due to military operations in the area. In coordination with the village priest, all the inhabitants of Iqrit were collectively transferred on army trucks to a nearby village. At that time, all inhabitants were legal citizens and carried Israeli IDs. Two weeks later, the Israeli authorities' promise was broken when the Iqrit villagers were prohibited from returning to their homes, and Iqrit was proclaimed a closed military zone.