2009 Report of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, documenting
violations of human rights and war crimes committed by the Israeli
occupation government and its Israeli occupation forces:
1. Poet and Author Alice Walker Speaking in Gaza (Democracy Now)
2. Israeli ID order set to criminalise Palestinians
3. Remembering Deir Yassin - Dan McGowen
Debating the Holocaust
Dr. Strangelove, Made in Israel
April 22: Protest the Friends of the Israeli
Occupation Forces fundraiser!
838 W. FULTON MARKET, CHICAGO
Let the Israeli Occupation Forces (inaccurately described as IDF) know
that foreign occupation armies that commit war crimes against the
Palestinian people have no friends in Chicago!
On Thursday, April 22,
the nightclub/lounge Lumen will be hosting an event to raise funds for
scholarships for "four former Israeli combat soldiers." Protest this event
by calling Lumen at 312-733-2222 or email them at
Lumen does not cancel this event, we will be there to protest on April 22,
at 6:30 PM at Lumen, 839 West Fulton Market.
Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago,
International Solidarity Movement-Chicago,
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network-Chicago,
Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago,
Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine,
The Students for Justice in Palestine Chapters at DePaul, UIC and IIT,
National Lawyers Guild-Loyola
and the US Palestinian Community Network.
Sitdown with ex-Taliban hostage, Interview with Imam Siraj Wahhaj & More
Voice of Palestine need your support, Ehab Lotayef
featured this week
Voice of Palestine, Canada has been on the air for over twenty-two years;
we have always counted on the generous support of our listeners to keep the
show on the air. This week will be part of Coop Radio's spring marathon
where listeners are asked to pledge their support by becoming members or
making a donation. Please go to
www.coopradio.org and click on donate, and be sure to mention Voice of
Palestine; or phone in your pledge at 604-684-8494 on April 13 or 20th at
the end of the show. This week's interview will be with Egyptian Canadian
activist and poet, Ehab Lotayef from Montreal. Ehab will talk with us about
the launch of his new book of poetry, To Love a Palestinian Woman.
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Support freedom of expression in Canada /
Soutenez la liberté d'expression
Ask the NDP to withdraw from the CPCCA
La version française suit...
In a few weeks, a report will be issued that
could be the first step to criminalizing criticism of Israel in Canada.
The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) is
preparing a summary report and recommendations. This report could make
criticism of the policies of the State of Israel difficult, perhaps even
illegal, by positioning such criticism as a form of anti-Semitism.
The Bloc Quebecois has already resigned from the CPCCA in protest. We
urge everyone who wishes to protect Canadians' freedom of expression, and
who believes in justice in the Middle East, to take action below, asking the
NDP to also withdraw from this coalition.
Click here to send an e-mail to NDP MPs to ask them to publicly
disassociate themselves from the CPCCA.
Please respond to this action
alert, and forward this message to your friends and acquaintances.
like the work that CJPME does, please
donate to help us expand our work.
The CPCCA is
an ad-hoc (unofficial) coalition of - until the resignation of the Bloc
Québécois in early March - MPs from each of the political parties
represented in Parliament. The CPCCA launched a call for submissions last
summer "to gain insight into the problem of anti-Semitism in Canada and to
draft concrete recommendations to combat the phenomena both locally and
globally." CJPME was among the groups that submitted briefs arguing that the
Coalition's attempt to establish a link between criticism of Israel and
anti-Semitism was indefensible, and that it also violated the fundamental
rights guaranteed under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Bloc Québécois announced in early March that it was withdrawing from the
CPCCA for the following reasons:
The fact that the list of "witnesses" called by the Coalition's Steering
Committee presented only one perspective on the question.
The fact that the Bloc MPs had been unable to influence the Steering
Committee to call two witnesses - us (CJPME) and the Canadian Arab
The Bloc's sense that the Coalition had been-from the outset-improper in
its orientation, partisan and unwilling to consider different points of
Like many other observers, CJPME is of the opinion that the CPCCA has
taken a very biased approach to the matter, such that its conclusions will
necessarily be tainted. Likely, the conclusions will be such that criticism
of Israel will be considered a form of anti-Semitism, thus laying the
groundwork for making it illegal. The CPCCA's exercise is neither objective
nor balanced, and constitutes a real threat to Canadians' freedom of
Please forward this email to other like-minded friends
The CJPME Leadership
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Program Haifa Conference One Democratic State
To the participants in the 2nd Haifa Conference
for the return of Palestinian refugees and for the
Democratic Secular State in Historic Palestine
We are still
working on the program of the conference, but we are able to publish a
tentative initial outline that may help you make your plans.
15:00 Walking tour in Haifa.
17:00 Reception: Films, Food
19:00 Opening Session: Key political speakers, Cultural program
Saturday, May 29
9:00 – 9:30 Gathering and registration + Breakfast 9:30
- 10:00 General meeting 10:00 – 11:45 Three parallel Workshops 12:00 – 13:45
Three parallel Workshops 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch 15:00 – 16:45 Three parallel
Workshops 17:00 – 18:00 Presentation of workshop results in plenum 18:00
Dinner 19:00 - 22:00 Cultural Event
Sunday, May 30
10:00 Trip to
the Galilee: The destroyed villages and to unrecognized villages.
15:00 – Consultations for the establishment of an international coalition.
Proposed Subjects for Workshops
The exact subjects for the
workshops are still under discussion. Some of the issues that are likely to
be handled are:
° The return of Palestinian refugees – how to bring
it back to the center of the political struggle and how to promote its
° The call for a Democratic Secular State and its
effect on the current struggle against occupation and Israeli Apartheid.
° Different views about the nature of the future Democratic Palestine.
° Human Rights and International Law reasoning for the call for return
and a democratic secular state.
° The role of Palestinian political
prisoners and participation from the prisoners in the discussion.
Homage to Haifa: History, Ethnic Cleansing, Working for the return of the
There will be special workshops for activists to participate in
discussing experiences and building together for future struggle:
Connecting Palestinians in struggle between 48, 67 occupied territories and
° Building the international solidarity movement.
° Arab-Jewish partnership in struggle.
Languages: All major
discussions will be held in Arabic, Hebrew and English with simultaneous
See full announcement:
Top Ten Reasons to Attend the ADC Convention!
Washington, DC |
www.adc.org | April 12, 2010 - Register TODAY for ADC's 30th
Anniversary National Convention and receive the discounted early-bird full
registration package! Click
here to register online. You can also register by phone, 202-244-2990 or
by email firstname.lastname@example.org
ADC's 30th Anniversary National Convention, the largest
Arab-American event and the
premier Arab-American national gathering, with
attendees from throughout the United
States and worldwide. The theme of this year's historic convention is,
"Thirty Years of
Advocacy and Achievement: Strengthening the Voice of Equality and
June 4 - 6, 2010
Washington Marriott Wardman
2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008
TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND THE ADC CONVENTION!
Substantive and Interactive Panels discussing issues
pertaining to the Arab-American community. Topics include: Civil
Rights, Palestine, Foreign Policy, Media, and Performing Arts.
Click here for brief program.
-- An opportunity to interact and engage with leading authorities on
issues pertaining to domestic and foreign policy. Among others, already
confirmed is the Honorable Eric J. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the
Great Opportunity to Strategize and Network
-- interact with fellow members and meet other
Arab-Americans from all over the U.S.
-- exhibitors, vendors, and art displays provide you an opportunity to
learn about diverse initiatives and to buy authentic and exclusive
FIVE Three-Course Meals, including a
reception at an Arab Embassy, a Civil Rights Luncheon, a 30th
Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, the Annual Palestine Luncheon, and the
An Excuse to Come to Our Beautiful Nation's Capital, Washington, DC
-- Free museums, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Library
of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, Monuments and Memorial tours, and
the Khalil Gibran Memorial.
Discount on Hotel Rooms -- ADC secured
a low rate of $139/night at the luxurious
Marriott Wardman Park hotel. Amenities include an outdoor pool,
full spa and health club.
-- Live in-house entertainment, music and
dancing at the Haflehs both Friday and Saturday nights, which are
included in the registration package.
Saturday Night Gala
-- the premier evening in the Arab-American community. Stay
tuned for this year's surprise invitee.
-- all of the above for only
$239, if you register by
30th (too good an opportunity to pass
The ADC Annual National Convention happens only
once a year.
Come celebrate with ADC June 4 - 6,
To find out more about what's in store and sign up
for your discounted early-bird full registration package log on to:
Laila Mokhiber, 202-244-2990
NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non-profit, non-sectarian and
non-partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the
United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk to
protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and
to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters
nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and
members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was
founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that
sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of
importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies,
seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the
discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and
governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich
cultural heritage of the Arabs.