A group of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim intellectuals called on "writers, researchers, artists and historians" to form a campaign for the celebration of Jerusalem as the capital of Arab culture for 2009. The coalition of civil institutions (Al Quds International Foundation - Palestine Foundation for Culture - Al Zaytouna Center for Studies - Cultural Center in Amman) .. This coalition formed a preparatory committee prepared for the Forum is the general body of the civil campaign.
Because this campaign is imprinted with a unique peculiarity. The celebration is about Jerusalem, Jerusalem is the captive of the occupation and the ability to activate various activities in Jerusalem under the occupation and its calm and joy seems to have limited opportunities. If it is not prohibited, this is a peculiarity that has no similarity on any similar occasion. To dress Jerusalem as a garment with light and success in the march of the campaign.
Therefore, the difficult question faced by the General Assembly of the celebration.
Do we hold Jerusalem on the wings of words, strings and feathers to sink into the conscience of the ignorant in the capitals of Arabs and Muslims?
Can we achieve all the wishes we have set up for 2009?
There is no doubt that we all face a great challenge in rearranging our home so that we can be one fist capable of confronting the counterproductive project, and to build bridges between the honorable people of this nation and the world at the cultural level in particular, and to find the practical means of "material, moral and emotional" Feasibility of the desired effort.