Challenging Zionist Myths

The North American Nakba Tour with

The Exiled Palestinians

…living in Lebanon refugee camps


  • When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

  • Where: First Unitarian Church 569 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mariam’s Story of the Nakba and Living in Exile

Come and listen to Mariam’s first-hand account of the 1948 Nakba, the catastrophe that killed or expelled more than half of all Palestinians. 


  • On May 14, 1948, Mariam Fathalla, and her husband were forced to leave their home.
  • Mariam, now 86, has raised three generations in the crowded, makeshift refugee camps of Lebanon; all waiting to return to Palestine.
  • Mariam has seen five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, and the 1976 Telal-Zaatar camp massacre that killed more than 2000 refugees.
  • Mariam wants to meet you. So does Amena Ashkar, the great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors.
  • Israel will not allow them to return. Lebanon does not want them.
  • They have a different perspective, a different message.

Sponsored by Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land ( and Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice (, in cooperation with the Free Palestine Movement (, International Solidarity Movement-Northern California (, and Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition (