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Sunday, May 14, 2006


Kfar Bir'im: 'We Will Forget the Bitter Days'

Kfar Bir'im was completely destructed in 1953. Only the church was left standing. The displaced people of Bir'im visit their village annually. View the moving and uplifting video, Summer Camp in Bir'im to see a man from the village speak the powerful words below:

Your beauty is God given
Your beauty is God given
A human being strains to describe it.
North, south, east, west
Vistas of hills and valleys
When you tire on the way and feel thirsty
You may drink of al-Safra from the well
And on a dessert of figs you may feast
Feast on a dessert of figs of Bayad and Ghazzali
Tarry as you near the grapes
And when you approach the vine
Give thanks, and lift up your voice
Your people, Bir'im have not died
And will not forsake a grain of sand from you
As long as you have men like these
As long as you have men like these
Who continually strive for justice
they do not care what others may say
And they always say to the oppressor
Our Bir'im is more precious than money.
And the return will never disappear
We will return contented
We will forget the bitter days.

Kfar Birem Website

الى السيدة إم خليل
لقد سررت عندما قرأت موقعُك الـ بلوكر. اني وقعت صدفةً على صفحتك، وتمنّيت لو ان الصفحة الى جانب الانكليزية
ايضاً باللغة الالمانية
اني اتمنى ان تتحقق احلام كل اهالي برعم بالعودة الى قريتهم الحبيبة. لكِ مني كل الاحترام
ديب أيوب
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