I was asked to sign a petition by one of my oldest friends, Daniel Gavron, a wonderful writer. Munther Fahmy is a Jerusalem Palestinian who had a “blue” teudat zehut (identity card); because he traveled a lot, he came in sometimes on tourist visas. Now the Interior Ministry invalidated his teudate zehut, told him he is a tourist, and that he can only stay for three months a year. Yet he has a family in Jerusalem and was born there.
He has a wonderful bookstore in the American Colony Hotel and often hosts author evenings with Israelis and Palestinians; he has twice hosted my friend Daniel Gavron at the bookstore. He defied many Palestinians who were arguing against meetings with Israelis while the occupation lasts.
He appealed to the courts, which turned him down, including the supreme court, which suggested he appeal personally to the Interior Minister. I don’t know whether the petition will do any good, but it won’t do any harm.
Says Danny Gavron: “He is a personal friend and a “positive” Palestinian–just the type we need
PLEASE SIGN, I DID. I really think this is an important cause, and I’d like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It’s free and takes just a few seconds of your time. Thanks!
“Help Munther Fahmy” http://www.ipetitions.com/