Run for Palestine will raise funds for scholarships

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Many students in the West Bank and Gaza strip have a difficult time accessing higher education – because of barriers to funding or travel; so on Saturday Tampa will be the site of one of a series of 5K runs to raise money for scholarships. Yasmeen Yousef is a University of South Florida grad and is helping to organize the Tampa segment of “Run for Palestine” in South Tampa’s Gadsden Park at 11:00 a.m.


“‘Run for Palestine’ is a 5K that’s going to be happening in 35 cities around the world. Tampa is on the map for that event. It’s this Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. in Gadsden Park.”

Gadsden Park is in South Tampa?


You’re going to be raising funds. What will the funds be used for?

“The funds are going to be used for getting scholarships for the students in Palestine. The actions in Israel, like the colonialism that happens in Israel, is also colonizing the education in Palestine. So, it makes it extremely difficult for the people there to get a decent education.

“Public schools are poorly funded because of the occupation and parents are forced to pay the high price of private schools. And so, that basically leaves a lot of people unable to attain a higher education. The money that goes into this 5K, is going to help those striving students–honor students in Palestine–to go to college overseas.”

If someone is a runner and they’re interested in helping out and doing this Run for Palestine this weekend, how will they find out more information?

“They could look us up online and we also have a Facebook event going on. They can search up on Google: Reach for Education Palestine or Run for Palestine and it should pop up really quick.”

Those are my only questions. Is there anything else our listeners should know about this?

“I think they should know that education is something that really undermine, here in America. We don’t realize how much of a blessing and how easy it is to access education here. I think anyone who cares about education or understands and knows its value would want to come out to this event and really give that gift to somebody else.”


  • scottrose

    That Arab-Muslims spearheaded a continuation of the Nazi war against Jews is demonstrated in the fact that an Arabic translation of Adolf Hitler’s Abbas Kampf is a long-time and current best-seller in many Arab countries.
    The lion’s share of the British Mandate became Jordan in 1921.
    Jews whose families had lived there for hundreds of years were stripped of citizenship – only because they were Jewish – (the same thing that happened *later* to German Jews under the Nazis) – and got pushed into the remaining 25% of the British Mandate.
    Those same Jewish families, expelled from Jordan, became a target of Arab-led pogroms in that remaining 25% of the Mandate.
    When, in 1947, the U.N. proposed a two-state solution to the conflict, Middle Eastern Jews accepted the proposal; Arabs rejected it and their only counter-offer was a war with the Nazistic threat of “driving the Jews into the sea.”
    Had Arabs, like Jews in 1947 accepted the two-state proposal, there would have been no wars, no refugees, and there would have been mutual prosperity for the Jewish and the Arab states.
    What was the Arab world’s reaction to the failure to carry out the Nazistic threat to “drive the Jews into the sea”?
    Persecution, pogroms, theft of assets and expulsion of Jewish populations from Arab countries – though most of the Jewish families in those countries had lived there many hundreds of years.
    Where Jews in Arab countries were forbidden to go to Israel – Syria, for example – they were forced to wear identifying yellow patches – one of the same things that had been inflicted on Jews in Germany.
    And, just as Hitler and the Nazis blamed Jews for all of Germany’s problems, the Arab world today largely continues to act out against Jews, endlessly condemning Israel at the United Nations, while ignoring more deadly problems (i.e. the Syrian Civil War), and spreading Nazi-style rumors of “Zionist control of the world,” “Zionist control of everything” – it’s right out of the Nazis’ handbook – Mein Kampf – which as previously mentioned remains a best-seller in translation in Arabic.