Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding

Letters, Announcements & Videos, April 12, 2010


Al-Jazeerah History


Mission & Name  

Conflict Terminology  


Gaza Holocaust  

Gulf War  




News Photos  

Opinion Editorials

US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)




Bombing Iran for Israel



Testimony: Israelis beat, pour boiling water on Palestinian worker
A film of Israeli brutality that was not supposed to be seen viewed 2 million times
(the events happen regularly here but beyond camera views)
US Interests harmed by Israel (click on links in this story)
It is apartheid
Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon

Mazin Qumsiyeh


More Videos

If Israel didn't Exist
President Carter talks about AIPAC and Israel on C-SPAN
Additional via http://AMERICA-HIJACKED.COM

Jame Morris


Social Pathology


Apartheid in Palestine, potluck event

Apartheid in Palestine   A Closer Look
Monday, April 19
Potluck Dinner – 6:30 p.m.

 “Seven Jewish Children” – 7:30 p.m.
performed by Theater on the Prowl
directed by Lesly Fredman

Seven Jewish Children is a controversial six-page, 10-minute play by British playwright Caryl Churchill, written in response to the 2008-2009 Israeli invasion of Gaza, and first performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre in February 2009. Churchill, a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, permits anyone to produce the play gratis, so long as they take a collection for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).

Panel Discussion featuring:

Husam Jamjoum                                    
Movement to End Israeli Apartheid-Georgia                                              
Dr. Jesse Benjamin

 KSU Professor,

Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Atlanta

Melissa Haberlen
National Lawyers Guild
Monday, April 19
Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur 30030

 For more info visit


It's terrorism when Muslims are accused, but it's not when done by others.
Current Issues TV with Hesham Tillawi

On Current Issues TV:

1- It's terrorism when Muslims are accused of it, but when its not when others actually do it. The Huatree Militia.
2- Killing Civilians in Iraq and covering it by the highest ranks in the US military.  
Last four shows links below.   Interview with Hadi AbdelHadi regarding the change in FATAH's strategy  of resistance from Negotiations to Non-violence popular resistance.  The power of AIPAC in controlling US foreign policy  Current Issues With Hesham Tillawi goes to Palestine  Current Issues with Hesham Tillawi Israel and its Temple

Hesham Tillawi, PhD International Relations is a Palestinian American writer, Political Analyst and a TV and Radio Talk Show Host.

His program Current issues with Hesham Tillawi can be viewed Live every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time on Cox Cable system Channel 15 in Louisiana, Nationwide on Bridges TV, and Worldwide on Amazonas Satellite, as well as Live on the Internet at:  and can be contacted at Interviews then archived for on demand viewing at Radio show broadcast on RBN every Saturday at 4-6 PM Central Time




MCB Responds to Shocking News That Replica Mosques are Being Used as Army Firing Targets
The Muslim Council of Britain was shocked and saddened to learn of replica mosques being used as Army firing targets in Catterick. Allowing the places of worship to be used in this manner sends out all the wrong signals on so many levels. The MCB raised the issue with the Ministry of Defence in the past and is now raising once again to seek clarification.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said Over many months mosques in this country have been at the forefront of anti-Muslim hate campaigns, vandalism and even arson attacks. This totally unacceptable and worrying practice of using replica mosques as firing targets plays into the very hands of those on the far-right who take aim at mosques.
The Army must go beyond simply apologising and acknowledging that this insensitive practice must now stop. They have worked hard to highlight the contribution of Muslims in our armed forces. We hope swift action is taken to safeguard this good work and ensure cohesion.    
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
Media enquiries should be addressed to the MCB Media Office on 0845 26 26 786 or 07956 353 738. Email:
Non-media enquiries should be addressed to the MCB Office at The Muslim Council of Britain, PO Box 57330, London E1 2WJ. Email: Tel: 0845 26 26 786 Fax: 0207 247 7079
This press release and other MCB publications and information are available on the MCB website at 


US Attorney General Eric Holder to Keynote Civil Rights Luncheon at

ADC's 30th Anniversary National Convention

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is very pleased to announce that the Attorney General of the United States, the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., will deliver the keynote remarks at the Annual Civil Rights Luncheon during ADC's 30th Anniversary National Convention. The Luncheon will take place on Friday June 4, 2010, from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Attorney General Holder was sworn in as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States on February 3, 2009.  He is the first African-American to serve as the U.S. Attorney General.  For more biographical information, please click here.
The theme for this year's historic Convention is "Thirty Years of Advocacy and Achievements:  Strengthening the Voice of Equality and Justice."  The ADC Convention will be held from June 4 - 6, 2010. You can register for this momentous Convention by clicking here. This year's early bird rates -which includes complete access to all events and meals for only $239- expires Thursday April 22nd. 
ADC has also secured a special Convention hotel rate of only $139/night single or double occupancy. You can reserve a hotel room at this rate by clicking here or you may call the hotel directly 1-800-228-9290 and mention the ADC Convention to get the discount.

For more information about the Convention:

To Register for the Convention click: here

To Reserve a Hotel Room Click here

I Organizing Department I American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Mark Your Calendar - 2010 ADC Annual National Convention
Thirty Years of Advocacy and Achievement: Strengthening the Voice of Equality and Justice
June 4 – June 6, 2010 -
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC


Diana Buttu and Ali Abunimah @ Al-Awda Convention!
Eighth Annual Al-Awda International Convention
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, California, 92840
Tel: 760-918-9441

Diana Buttu and Ali Abunimah will be participating in the upcoming Eighth Annual Al-Awda International Convention which will take place the weekend of April 30 - May 2nd, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South. They are among an outstanding list of speakers for this years convention.
Buttu is a Palestinian human rights lawyer and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiation team. She has appeared on numerous news and analysis programs speaking on Palestinian legal rights. Recently when asked on Al Jazeera about "institution building" her response was "In the history of mankind I have never heard of the liberation of a people through the construction of office space".
Diana Buttu will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday Luncheon [$55 standard, $40 student; Members- $45 standard, $35 student]. She will be speaking on "Palestinian refugee rights, the Palestinian political process, and the so-called negotiations".

Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian author and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on the Middle East, contributing regularly to the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. His recent book is titled One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Abunimah will be speaking during a free* Saturday session discussing "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions -- How they fit in a strategy for freedom, equality and return". This session will be followed by a Divestment and Boycott Panel with Students and Faculty.

Become a member and save! Reduced convention rate and other discounts for members.
CONVENTION RATES - Register to reserve your place at the convention!
Member Pricing:
Friday Night April 30, 2010: FREE
Saturday Lectures/Workshops: FREE
Saturday Lunch with Keynote: $45 standard, $35 student
Saturday Banquet Dinner: $60 standard, $45 student
Sunday (members only meetings): FREE
FULL PACKAGE: $100 standard, $80 student

Non-Member Pricing:
Friday Night: Standard $30, Student $15 with valid ID
Saturday Lectures/Workshops: FREE
Saturday Lunch with Keynote: $55 standard, $40 student
Saturday Banquet Dinner: $75 standard, $55 student
Sunday: members only meetings
FULL PACKAGE (advance): $150 standard, $100 student

*Saturday sessions, excluding the Luncheon and Banquet, are free (donations of course are always appreciated). Attendees will be required to register at the convention. Attendance is encouraged for other parts of the convention.

***Babysitting available: $25 for Friday + Saturday, $15 Saturday Banquet only***
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is dedicated to advocacy for the restoration in full of Palestinian human, national, legal, political and historical rights with particular emphasis on the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and lands of origin from which they have been dispossessed since 1948. PRRC is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to and follow the instructions. To become a member, go to


California Muslims to Hold "PEACE" Hospitality Suite @ Democratic Party Conventionþ








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What’s new at the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)?

Visit the new TPFF website We are pleased to announce the launch of our new and interactive festival website. Now you can follow this season’s campaign and upcoming events, watch films and trailers, purchase tickets and more. Visit today!

Celebrate the 2010 season with us To kick off the 2010 season, we are hosting the TPFF 2010 Launch Party: With Love From Palestine. Join us on Thursday, April 29th for a night with Toronto's hottest DJs at The Stealth Lounge (@ The Pilot), 22 Cumberland Street (doors open at 9pm).  Save the date, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details on performances and DJs.

TPFF Co-Presents... We are honoured to co-present film screenings in partnership with Images Festival and Hot Docs Festival taking place in April and May.  We hope to see you there.

Images Festival:Port of Memory Opening Night, Thursday April 1st (7 pm) at the Bloor Cinema.

Hot Docs: Aisheen: Still Live in Gaza on Mon May 3rd (9:30 pm) at the Isabel Bader Theatre and Thursday May 6th (1:30 pm) at The ROM Theatre.

Reminders: Submit your films The TPFF Call for Film Submissions is available on our website (hyperlink: We accept films made by Palestinian filmmakers, and films on subject matters related to Palestine made by Canadian and international filmmakers. For more information, please consult the submissions criteria or email

Partner with TPFF Through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, we have created an exciting Palestinian film and cultural festival in Toronto for filmmakers and avid film fans to enjoy. Help us build on our accomplishments by supporting our great work. We offer various opportunities and incentives for businesses, community organizations, and individuals. For more information, please consult the TPFF Partnership Package available on our website and email

Volunteer with TPFF TPFF’s dedicated volunteers are instrumental to our success. Develop skills in fundraising, event management, media relations, grant-writing, marketing, promotions and a many other areas by volunteering with TPFF.  If you are interested in joining our growing team, please complete the TPFF Volunteer Application available on our website or email




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