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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Nazareth: Commemoration of Yasser Arafat and celebration for Ramez Jarayseh
Commemoration of Yasser Arafat (Abu Ammar)
In Palestine, in Israel’s Arab sector, and in Arab countries, the memory of Yasser Arafat, who died in Paris on 11 November 2004, was widely observed.
In Nazareth the event was jointly organized by Foundation Yasser Arafat, Foundation Tawfiq Zayyad and Foundation Mahmoud Darwish , including two distinctive moments :
Exhibition of photographs , showing the most important steps in the life of Abou Ammar ; a striking photo was the one showing Abu Ammar lighting together with Patriarch Michel Sabbah a candlestick in Bethlehem ;
Various speeches and videos on the Palestinian leader’s life.
A social evening of appreciation to former Mayor Ramez Jarayseh
It was held on 14 November at the auditorium of the Sisters of St Joseph. Among the attendants : political and civilian figures from the Arab sector in Israel and Palestine , mayors, Knesset members, public dignitaries, religious leaders, and his larger family members
The programme included a documentary covering four terms of services stretching over a 20 year period, as well as speeches
Emphasis was put on the distinctive qualities of Ramez Jarayseh : straightforwardness, honesty, humility, enlightened and candid patriotism
Among the gifts offered to hinm : two paintings, by Nazareth-born painters Cecile Qahly and Areej Lawen, illustrating Ramez as an inspired figure, and his term of service as a shining one ; as well as a pen, a stimulant for Ramez to put down his memoirs on paper.
Text : LPJ correspondent in Nazareth
Photos : A.K. & S.A.K.
Posted by Al-Bushra Watch at 3:18 PM