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Resistance through culture and education

DNMUM400586 | 11/12/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :650

The recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values outside India, Dr Ziad Medoukh, tells Yogesh Pawar that Gandhian principles will help Palestinians persevere

Palestinian teacher and researcher Dr Ziad Medoukh has never visited India. “But my interface with this land has largely been through Gandhi,” says the Al-Aqsa University professor. “As a Palestinian living under occupation, I read a lot. I was looking for forms and experiences to fight the measures of the (Israeli) occupation, and I found the solution in non-violence, and the principles of Gandhi. Since then, I have decided to resist through culture and through education.”
The director of the University’s French department has been on a mission to sensitise Palestinian youth about non-violence, and he does this directly as a teacher and through the activities of the Peace Centre, through his writings and poems and by b
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