Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Deir Yassin Remembered Library expands

For More Information Contact For Immediate Release
Daniel McGowan
315 891-3418

Deir Yassin Remembered Archives
Receives Library of Issam Nashashibi

Margaret Nashashibi, widow of Issam Nashashibi, has donated his extensive library on Palestine to the Deir Yassin Remembered Archives. This wonderful collection (24 boxes) of rare books and periodicals will be available to the public when the archives are reinstituted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

The DYR Archives were established several years ago with a pledge of $50,000 ... but were suspended when that pledge failed to be honored.

The DYR collection includes original voice recordings by Colin Edwards of people involved in the Naqba in 1948, correspondence with Yassir Arafat, an original letter by Albert Einstein calling the perpetrators of the Deir Yassin massacre “criminal” and “terrorists,” and many other articles by both Palestinians and Jews.

People who would like to raise money to again endow these archives for permanent display and conservatorship are invited to contact Daniel McGowan at

Those who would like to sponsor a DYR Scholarship in memory of Issam Nashashibi or anyone else are invited to contact