March 25, 2011
URGENTDear friends, For those who required more details, the e-mail below from Munther himself explains more fully his present situation. Many of his friends wonder if the Israeli judge’s decision, last February 17th, to refuse him a Jerusalem residency status is totally alien to the fact that Munther’s English-language bookshop is one of the best places in Israel/Palestine to find a full range of thought-provoking books on the Middle-Eastern conflict and on the present situation of the Palestinians…. who knows? The Israelis consider him an “American” (granted, he does have the passport), though to all of us he is what no-one can deny that he indeed is : a Jerusalem-born Palestinian who has been working in Jerusalem for many years : if that doesn’t justify a Jerusalemite status, what hopes are there towards resolving the conflict ? If Munther’s last appeal to the Interior Ministry of Israel -sent by his lawyer last Thursday, 17th March- is rejected (and he fears it will be), he’ll be deported.
March 18th 2011Letter in support of Munther Fahmi : We are writing to you in support of the application of Munther Fahmi for his right to continue to live in East Jerusalem and not be deported.