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Book Launch - Sydney

  • Jubilee Room - NSW Parliament House Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Book Launch with Olfat Mahmoud & The Hon. Bob Carr

Tears for Tarshiha

Sydney, NSW

Olfat’s life mission is to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine. Her determination to help her people in their fight to return to their homeland, has led to a nursing career that has placed her at the front line of atrocious massacres and wars in the Middle East.

Tears for Tarshiha follows Olfat’s career – as a registered nurse, the director of an international NGO, an internationally recognised peace activist, and most recently, the recipient of a doctorate – amid the death and destruction of Lebanon’s many conflicts; and chronicles the Palestinian people’s remarkable capacity for love and bravery in the most extreme conditions. Olfat’s extraordinary story is emblematic of the Palestinian plight, illustrating their continued survival and determination that has become an inconvenience to the international community.

Despite Olfat’s parents and grandparents never seeing Tarshiha again, this book is part of Olfat’s ongoing campaign to keep her people’s predicament in the public consciousness. This is their story, and the story of all Palestinians and their descendants who were forced from their homeland.


Venue: NSW Parliament House Jubilee Room, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
Time: 6:30pm

Event details at WEBSITE

Hosted by The Hon. Bob Carr & Union Aid Abroad.

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Earlier Event: 14 August
Book Launch - Sydney
Later Event: 15 August
Forum: Rule of Law or Ruled by Law