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Gabriel Speaks at Hebrew University

Gabriel Speaks at Hebrew University

 

 

 

Mollie Gerver & Students Hebrew University Auditorium

Mollie Gerver & Students Hebrew University Auditorium

 

 

 

Sara, a Student Member, Speaks

Sara, a Student Member, Speaks

 

 

 

Security asks me to test my camera

Security Asks Me to Test My Camera

Students for Sudanese Refugees (4asylum.org) held a story telling symposium at Hebrew University.  Speaking at the symposium were Gabriel Kuol Makes South Sudan), Maleth Duoc (Darfur), Abudermed Ahmed Abedel (Darfur).  The Symposium was attended by a number of students and faculty.  Mollie Gerver, leader of the Students for Sudanese Refugees opened the symposium and introduced Gabriel the first speaker.  Gabriel opened with his experience as a South Sudan war refugee, his time in prison in Khartoum, his escape into Egypt and eventually the almost identical religious and racial oppression in Egypt forced Gabriel to seek safe haven in Israel.  Gabrel then interpreted for Maleth and Adudermed who had similar stories but from a Darfurian perspective.  Members of the Students for Sudanese Refugees then gave testimonies as to their involvement.  Mollie Gerver then asked for volunteers and many students signed up to help. Side Note – I briefly stepped away from the meeting to see if I couldn’t meet the Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, who was accompanying Tzipi Livni, acting prime minister of Israel,  and speaking at Hebrew University at the same time as our Sudanese meeting.  Security was tight and I spoke with Aljazeera English who were also outside waiting to get in past security.  I eventually talked with Israeli government security who were kind enough to escort me in for a couple of pictures.  The event were for Hebrew University students only and the “real” press.  The two Israeli government security officers I spoke with were actually very kind and I was surprised at their generosity.  Being thourough in their job they made me take a picture with my camera, asked me if I had any weapons (you get used to this question in Israel) and then escorted me personally inside the auditorium where I was able to take a few pictures of Tzipi while she spoke.  The top of the auditorium was packed with press.  The pictures are poor in quality because of a week flash and my distance from the podium.
Sudanese Symposium

Sudanese Symposium

 

 

 

Abudermed Ahmed Abedel Speaks on Darfur

Abudermed Ahmed Abedel Speaks on Darfur

 

 

 

Maleth Duoc Speaks to Hebrew University Student

Maleth Duoc Speaks to Hebrew University Student

 

 

 

Tzipi Livni Speaks at Hebrew University

Tzipi Livni Speaks at Hebrew University

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