Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Zionist Settlers Threaten
May God protect him !!
No criminals like the truth.
Israeli terrorism in Palestine:
Film: “Targeted Citizen” (15 minutes) -Must See
The film “Targeted Citizen” (15 minutes), produced by filmmaker Rachel
Leah Jones for Adalah, surveys discrimination against the Palestinian
citizens of Israel. With the participation of experts Dr. Yousef Jabareen of
the Technion and Dr. Khaled Abu Asbeh of the Van Leer Institute, as well as
Adalah attorneys Sawsan Zaher, Abeer Baker and Hassan Jabareen, inequality
in land and housing, employment, education and civil and political rights
are eloquently addressed. These interviews are reinforced by the contrasting
informality of on-the-street conversations conducted by Palestinian comic
duo Shammas-Nahas and punctuated by the hard-hitting rhymes of Palestinian
rap trio DAM. The film's theme song “Targeted Citizen,” written and recorded
by DAM especially for Adalah, tells it like it is without missing a beat.
Hard Talk BY NAHIDA THE EXILED PALESTINIAN
Zionists occupiers… Heed my call
Like most people, I do believe
in dialogue and civilized coexistence, like most people I long to live in
dignity and freedom in my homeland, like most people I yearn for peace and
justice for every human, like most people I like to foster loving and
trusting relationships with all decent individuals; however, our problem
with the Zionist occupiers is not about hate and distrust as they like to
believe, it’s not about security as you constantly declare, nor is it about
dialogue or lack of it thereof!
Our problem with you is not confined
to the many aspects of your occupation, human right abuses, checkpoints,
walls, collective punishment and assassinations.
The origin of our
problem is as profound as a the roots of a fig tree, buried deep and covered
up with piles of dishonesty and deceit, yet its fruits has the pungent taste
of supremacy, arrogance, racism, dehumanization, theft, and war crimes, and
no amount of fig tree leaves could conceal or beautify.
unearth the core of the problem and spell the truth-out loud and clear, I am
going to direct my words towards the Zionists of all shades and
Furthermore, I am going to be to honest and blunt here; as
the catastrophic situation that they have created does not stomach glossing
over any longer
I must warn you; that what
I am going to say is not going to be very pleasant, it will taste as bitter
as the chilling years of your occupation, as cold as the barren roots of our
uprooted olive trees, and as sour as the dry lips of dying babies at your
My words will be parched, choking and hard to
swallow; it will be as rigid and impervious as the cement of your apartheid
Hub Aid helps
To: James Smith
Dear Mr. Smith:
How very nice that the Boston area Jewish
groups can fund by the millions those Ethiopians who settle in Haifa.
But try to think about not many miles away from Haifa, Palestinian homes are
being destroyed by Israel, little children throwing stones at the IDF are
being shot on the spot, vineyards ruined, and land stolen as we speak, not
to even mention the hostile settlers who ruin everything Palestinian that
they can find.
This goes on for those who do not qualify by being
Jewish to live happily on stolen land in Israel, and they are the ones who
have to suffer. The occupation of Palestinians has only been more than six
decades now. And the U.S. chooses to fund Israel heavily, not only with
billions of dollars, but more in war equipment.
Carol Rae Bradford
Polanski's Ghost Writer - a film review by Gilad Atzmon
It is somewhat puzzling that director Roman Polanski, who has
managed to evade justice for more than three decades, decided to make a film
chronicling a disgraced British PM in his attempt to escape the War Crimes
Tribunal in The Hague.
.....The resemblance between Adam Lang and
Tony Blair is more than obvious. Adam Lang is a handsome dark-haired guy, he
is athletic, he is charming, he is slick, he is a war criminal but he is
also venerable, he flips easily. The film tackles the most devastating
chapter in recent history, the transformation of Anglo American liberal
democracy into a lethal killing machine, fueled by pathos and righteousness,
a chapter British society is not yet mature enough to deal with. Once again,
it is artistic, creative minds such as Harris and Polanski who are engaged
with questions the Chilcot Inquiry would never dwell upon.
more and watch trailers:
Tea Party Hijacked by Neocons as Ron Paul Foreign
Policy is Pushed Aside
Nakba Day: 15th May 2010
Only two weeks left – lobby your parliamentary candidates now!
Scott-Heron and Ahava protests this Saturday
From Nakba to the BDS
movement - speaker tour 10th - 13th May
Veolia tries to spin its
involvement in occupation
Breaking the siege on Gaza
analysis and more…
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Faith groups speak with one voice against far-right
ahead of General Election
With racism and hatred manifesting itself so starkly recently in the
form of anti-Muslim hatred, Islamophobia and xenephobia, the Muslim Council
of Britain today voiced its support for the following pledge:
the approach of the General Election we are all too aware of those political
forces who would seek to divide our country by promoting ideologies of
racism and prejudice. We are immensely proud of the fundamentally British
characteristics of equality, respect and fairness and of British societys
uncompromising rejection of the demonisation of any group, whether
religious, ethnic or otherwise.
We therefore urge every British
citizen to use their vote to support any party of their choice which stands
opposed to the destructive politics of hatred, to vote for freedom not fear,
partnerships not prejudice, and hope not hate.
This pledge is
pertinent now when there is a very real prospect that far-right parties
emboldened by their hatred of Muslims and others may make
significant electoral gains at the General Elections.
unites organisations from across all of British society, including a range
of faith-based and minority community bodies. It brings together people of
diverse religious affiliations and political persuasions to deliver a clear
message to those that seek to divide and cause conflict between people
because of their religion, culture or ethnicity: we are united in our
opposition to the politics of hate.
1. The Muslim Council of Britain is 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.
2. In addition to the MCB, the growing list of signatories are:
Aliph Aleph UK, Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, Board of Deputies of British
Jews, British ORT, Christian Muslim Forum, Church of England, Churches
Together in England, City Circle, City Hindus Network, City Sikhs Network,
Coexistence Trust, Community Security Trust, Resource - The Jewish
Employment Advice Centre, , Faith Matters, Federation of Poles of Great
Britain, Federation of Student Islamic Societies, Federation of Synagogues,
Friends, Families and Travellers, Hindu Academy Holocaust Educational Trust,
Hope Not Hate, Institute of Jainology, Jain Samaj Europe, , JAMI, Jewish
Action & Training Jewish Council for Racial Equality, Jewish Blind and
Disabled, Jewish Care, Jewish Community Housing, Jewish Leadership Council
Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade,Joseph Interfaith Foundation , Kick It Out,
League of Jewish Women, Leo Baeck College Liberal Judaism, London Jewish
Forum, Maccabi, Methodist Church, Mosques and Imams National Advisory
Board, Movement for Reform Judaism, Muslim Council of Britain , Muslim
Safety Forum, Office of Chief Rabbi, , Operation Black Vote, Sikh Human
Rights Group, Sikhs in England, Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation, St
Ethelburgas Centre for Peace & Reconciliation, Three Faiths Forum, UJIA,
Union of Jewish Students, United Synagogue, World Jewish Relief, Zoroastrian
Trust Funds of Europe
3. For further information and British Muslims
and the General Election, visit www.muslimvote.org.uk
4. Media enquiries should be addressed to the MCB Media Office on 0845
26 26 786 or 07956 353 738. Email:
5. Non-media enquiries should be addressed to
the MCB Office at The Muslim Council of Britain, PO Box 57330, London E1
2WJ. Tel: 0845 26 26 786 Fax: 0207 247 7079
6. This press release
and other MCB publications and information are available on the MCB website
CAIR Applauds Pentagon Decision to Drop Franklin Graham
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) applauds the
Pentagon's decision to disinvite a scheduled speaker, controversial
Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who has called Islam a “very evil and
wicked religion” and this morning said Muslims are “enslaved by Islam.”
SEE: Graham: Army Disinvites Him to Pentagon Prayer Day
CAIR had earlier (April 22, 2010) called for such a move on the
part of military officials. Graham was scheduled to speak May 6 – the
National Day of Prayer - at the Pentagon.
“We applaud this decision
as a victory for common sense and good judgment,” said CAIR National
Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Promoting one's own religious beliefs is
something to be defended and encouraged, but other faiths should not be
attacked or misrepresented in the process."
In an interview today
about the controversy on Fox News, Graham refused to revise his past
comments that Islam is evil and claimed that Muslims are “enslaved by
SEE: Fox Hosts Franklin Graham Who Attempts to Convert
Muslims Away from "Evil" Islam
In a 2009 CNN
interview, Graham stated in part: "[T]rue Islam cannot be practiced in this
country. You can't beat your wife. You cannot murder your children if you
think they've committed adultery or something like that, which they do
practice in these other countries. . .I don't agree with the teachings of
Islam and I find it to be a very violent religion."
Graham Repeats Attacks on Islam (Video)
In 2002, Graham said
terrorism is part of "mainstream" Islam and claimed the Quran, Islam's
revealed text, "preaches violence."
In 2001, Graham stood by remarks
he made about Islam at the dedication of a chapel in North Carolina. At that
event, he said: "We're not attacking Islam but Islam has attacked us. The
God of Islam is not the same God. He's not the son of God of the Christian
or Judeo-Christian faith. It's a different God, and I believe it is a very
evil and wicked religion."
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or
202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,
Israeli Role in
September 11 Attacks. Again
9/11 truth-seekers rarely shy away from controversial issues. Yet one
important detail of 9/11 has a knack for making many of us uncomfortable:
the involvement of the Israeli government in the planning, execution and
aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
You may already know that former Director of Studies at the U.S. Army War
College Alan Sabrosky recently published a piece accusing the Israeli
government of being the main actor behind 9/11 and concluding that the
resolution of 9/11 could include a vengeful U.S. military action to wantonly
destroy Israel as a country:
Also, a recent documentary claims that 9/11 was mostly a Zionist job:
Its producer Mike DeLaney even confronted the Anti-Defamation
League with it:
This gives us an opportunity to ask the Israeli authorities to come clear
about the amplitude of the responsibility of the Israeli government in the
planning and the execution of 9/11.
The Return from Exile Project
Meeting and Discussion @ 8th Annual Al-Awda
9:00 a.m., Sunday, May 2, 2010
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard
Grove, California, 92840
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition - USA, The Palestinian
Return Centre - UK, and the Free Palestine Movement - USA welcome interested
groups and individuals to a discussion and planning meeting for the Return
from Exile Project. We are looking for organizers and volunteers to
participate in a plan for Palestinian volunteers to be passengers on
commercial flights to Lid ("Tel-Aviv") airport on a date to be decided.
The volunteers will insist on going to their homes. There are many
dimensions to this project, which include local support committees for the
volunteers who will travel, media outreach, logistics, and other ways that
individuals and groups can help.
Please join us if you are
interested to help with this project.
For more information about the
convention, please visit
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The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
, 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.
ADC Presents a Panel on "Palestine: 17 years after Oslo, What's next?"
During Upcoming 30th Anniversary National Convention.
UNRWA's former Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd, PLO Representative to
the United States Maen Rashid Areikat, and University of Haifa Professor
Asa'd Ghanem Confirmed to speak on the Palestine Panel at ADC's 30th
Anniversary National Convention
Washington, DC | April 29, 2010 |
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to present
a Panel on "Palestine: 17 years after Oslo, What's next?" during ADC's
upcoming 30th Anniversary National Convention. This year's convention, "30
Years of Advocacy and Achievement: Strengthening the Voice for Equality and
Justice" will be held from June 4 - 6, 2010 at the Washington Marriott
The panel will discuss the state of current
Palestinian Affairs 17 years after the signing of the Oslo agreement. The
speakers will address the current challenges facing the Palestinian people,
and the steps needed to achieve a just and lasting peace.
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Convention events including panels, receptions, featured speakers, meals,
parties, art exhibits and the film festival.
Dr. Karen AbuZayd:
Former Commissioner- General of the United Nations Relief and Works
Agency (UNRWA) - In August 2000, Dr. Karen AbuZayd became an Assistant
Secretary-General of the United Nations, appointed to the post of Deputy
Commissioner - General of UNRWA. In 2005, the UN Secretary General appointed
Dr. AbuZayd to the post of Commissioner-General of UNRWA and she served in
that capacity until her retirement from the UN in January 2010. During her
time with UNRWA, her work concentrated on providing emergency assistance to,
and generating employment for, the victims of the current crisis in the
occupied Palestinian territory. From her base in Gaza, she helped to oversee
the education, health, social services and microenterprise programs for 4.6
million Palestine refugees. Before joining UNRWA, Karen worked for the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for 19
years. Before joining UNHCR, Karen lectured in Political Science and
Islamic Studies at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and at Juba
University in southern Sudan. Dr. AbuZayd currently serves on the American
Friends of UNRWA Board of Directors.
Mr. Maen Rashid Areikat:
PLO Representative to the United States. Prior to his appointment to
Washington, Mr. Areikat served for 11 years at the Negotiations Affairs
Department (NAD) of the PLO in Ramallah, most recently as its Deputy Head
and Coordinator-General (2008-2009). Mr. Areikat first joined NAD in
1998, when it was headed by current Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu
Mazen), and served as its Director-General until March 2008. In
addition to overseeing NAD's day-to-day operations, Mr. Areikat was
responsible for overseeing the work of the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU),
which provides legal, policy, communication and technical support to
Palestinian Negotiating Teams and to the Palestinian Leadership. Mr. Areikat
previously took part in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun in
Gaza and Taba in Egypt in 1996, in Jerusalem in 1997 and was an official
member of the Palestinian delegation to the Wye River negotiations in 1998.
Dr. Asa'ad Ghanem
A Palestinian political activist, a leading academic and intellectual
among the Palestinians in Israel. Dr. Ghanem is a lecturer at the School of
Political Science, University of Haifa. His theoretical work has explored
the legal, institutional and political conditions in ethnic states. In the
context of Palestinian domain, Dr. Ghanem's work has covered issues such as
Palestinian political orientations, the political structure of the
Palestinian National Movement, and the future of the conflict with Israel.
He has been the initiator and designer of several policy schemes and
empowerment programs for Palestinians in Israel. Dr. Ghanem has authored and
edited numerous articles andbooks including: Palestinian Politics after
Arafat: a Failed National Movement (Indiana University Press, 2009); Ethnic
Politics in Israel - The Margins and the Ashkinasi Centre (Routledge Press,
2010); Palestinians in Israel - Indigenous group politics in the Jewish
state (Madar, 2008, in Arabic).
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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.
Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition
Dear Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta Supporter,
have launched our 2010 membership campaign and appreciate the response many
have already given. We urge each of you who supports GPJC/Atlanta to
become a card-carrying member for only $10 for individuals or $25 for
organizations. Thanks to the contributions of our supporters, our volunteer
network has become a strong voice for a U.S. foreign policy based on
justice. Please help us reach our $5,000 annual goal by June 1.
Take a look at our work in 2009 and what your contribution can help us
achieve in 2010:
We Supported Youth Activism in 2009!
know that young people are critical in building a successful peace and
justice movement. Last year we were pleased to provide more than
$1,200 to support three important student projects:
o We funded a statewide convergence in May, where students from
colleges across the state planned a coordinated Truth in Recruiting
o We paid for van transportation for 13 students to
attend a national Truth in Recruiting conference in Chicago last July; and
o We sponsored lodging and transportation for 50 students to
participate in the national School of the Americas Watch workshops and
protest at Ft. Benning November 20-22.
In addition, we organized an
October 5-8 speaking tour for Ann Wright, the former Army colonel and
diplomat and now well-known peace activist; created and distributed our
peace posters at the King March, as we have each year since 2003; and paid
for our telephone line, website (www.GeorgiaPeace.org),
and other ongoing expenses.
We’re Focused on Afghanistan and
Military Recruitment in 2010!
Facing both the escalation of war in
Afghanistan and the ongoing economic crisis at home, we have again approved
a $5,000 budget for 2010. We plan to support educational outreach,
street and legislative action on Afghanistan; and a new Truth in Recruiting
initiative, needed now more than ever, as young people facing unemployment
are often enticed into the military by false promises:
o We have
purchased nine DVD copies of Rethink Afghanistan (take a look at the six
excellent segments at
www.RethinkAfghanistan.com) and are committed to educational outreach in
homes, faith and community venues. (If you want to host an event,
contact Susan Keith at
email@example.com or 404-522-4500.)
o We have
provided funding for a student working part-time during the General Assembly
session to mobilize support for House Resolution 1219 and Senate Resolution
955, which will provide Georgia public school students some protection from
all-too-common abusive military recruiting.
o We continue
strengthening our organizational structure and our volunteer network. We are
pleased that more volunteers have taken on essential tasks, such as
maintaining our website, overseeing our finances, and serving as active
Steering Committee members.
By working together we can shift our
country’s priorities from war and empire toward social justice and human
needs. Please send in your 2010 membership now, using the form below.
Your individual membership of $10 or organizational membership of $25 will
be a big help. Larger contributions will be greatly appreciated.
GPJC/Atlanta Coordinating Committee
Dianne Mathiowetz Ann Mauney
Make checks payable to Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta
Mail to P.O. Box 133016 Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta
network of community, faith, and student organizations and individuals