Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Two New YouTube Videos from WHTT
We've recently added new videos to our YouTube site (http://www.youtube.com/WHTTdotORG)
Be sure to check them out:
1. View our coverage of our our
vigil at John Hagi's CUFI (Christians United for Israel) Pastors' Luncheon
held in Mesa, AZ. CUFI is working to give scholarships to college
students to send them to their national convention in Washington, DC. to
create a new generation of Christian Zionists.
first hand, deadly, Israeli rocket attacks witnessed and filmed by Chuck
Carlson during a visit to Gaza in 2002, 5 years before Hamas came to power.
As Congressman Ron Paul has pointed out, Hamas was helped into existence by
Israel to provide opposition to the PLO. This video includes a moving
interview with Shiirin, a young Palestinian woman trapped in Gaza.
Zionist Bashing of Howard Zinn Even After his Death
Letters to the Editor
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Martin S. Goldman's Letter to the Editor, February 1
His Bashing of Howard Zinn, "Zinn misled generations of students"
Martin S. Goldman's letter is a totally slanted and
unfair opinion of Howard Zinn.
Perhaps Goldman can spare some time
to read the truth in "Open Veins of Latin America" by Eduardo Galeano. There
is much more
proof within these pages, proving that Zinn was entirely
Carol Rae Bradford
Still Pretend Not to Know Why
Oh! How I wish war supporters like Art Saboski (letter: "Burying head
in sand won't stop terrorists") would don a "tin hat" and go over himself
to fight the so-called "terrorists".
Did he once ever ask the $64 thousand dollar question: "Why'?"
Why have we earned the animosity of those who hate us so much, that some
of them are willing to sacrifice their lives to hurt us?
Could it be that we have over 700 military bases throughout the world,
most of them in Moslem countries (it used to be called "imperialism"); that
we support, financially, militarily and diplomatically, the continuing
occupation and subjugation by Israel of over 1.7 million Palestinians
(Moslems and Christians) in the Gaza Strip for over 45 years including the
West Bank to the tune of US taxpayers' dollars of $3 billion plus a year;
the occupation of Iraq, now Afghanistan; tomorrow Yemen, etc.
If you're so jingoistic, Mr. Saboski, I will gladly escort you to the
nearest recruiting station and sign you up.
You need to own up to peace and not war!
George M Karsa.1054 Hyland Circle, Prescott, Az 86303 771-9426
Accuses: Israel Systematically Acting to Impose Violent Confrontation
On Friday, 5 February 2010, a public campaign was launched to
defend the Palestinian Arab population under Israeli rule, under the slogan
“Meeting challenges and defending existence.” The campaign is organized by
the Public Committee for ºthe Protection of Freedoms, under the auspices of
the Higher Arab Monitoring Follow Up Committee. All political parties and
movements, in addition to civil society organizations, are partners in this
The public campaign will be a systematic and collective
working method, the goal of which is to halt the institutional and political
Israeli escalation as expressed in the demolition of Arab homes, political
persecution against the leadership of the Arab population and an escalation
of occupation policies in everything concerning East Jerusalem and the Al
Aqsa Mosque. Additionally, the campaign will act to prevent the malicious
use of legal mechanisms in an attempt to exhaust the Arab leadership.
The campaign will include, amongst other things, a series of regional public
meetings and rallies that will commence in the Naqab village of Laqiya on
Friday 5 February 2010 at 5:30 pm, in addition to a national mass rally on
the eve of the beginning of the sentence of Sheikh Raed Salah, Chairperson
of the Islamic Movement. Additionally, it was decided to organize
demonstrations that will accompany the court hearings in the political trial
against MK Mohammad Barakeh, which will commence on 10 March 2010, in
addition to that of MK Sa’id Naffaa.
The campaign will also include
a call to the international arena, including the submission of complaints to
United Nations committees and demands to discuss the specifics of these
complaints, in addition to recognizing the Arab population as a population
in danger and at risk as a result of the escalation of Israeli oppression
Within the campaign there will be a number of messages,
first and foremost that we will not recoil from the systematic policy of
oppression and that we place full responsibility on the state and its
institutions for pushing toward the imposition of a violent confrontation on
the Arab population.
Public Committee for the protection of freedoms
Within the framework of the Higher Arab Follow Up Committee
The Puplic Committee for the Protection of Freedoms
Ittijah -Union of Arab Community Based Associations
(UN ECOSOC Special
Meeting in House Of Commons upon a visit to Gaza
Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME) and Palestinian
Return Centre (PRC) are holding a report back event on the successful trip
to the occupied Gaza Strip. The meeting will take place on
Monday 1st March 2010, in the
House of common from 7 to 9pm in the Committee Room 11
speakers who managed to enter the Gaza Strip in mid-January to assess the
situation will describe what they saw and discuss the future of Palestine.
55 Parliamentarians from across Europe toured the devastated Strip and met
many of the victims of Israel’s massacre.
The visit was organised by the
Palestinian Return Centre and the European Campaign to End Siege on Gaza and
included a number of MP members of LFPME.
The event will focus on
humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, the issue of refugees and the
role of international community, particularly Britain. Additionally, some
speakers will focus on the Goldstone report and other methods that can be
used to bring about an end to the occupation.
There will be time for
a question and answer session.
Gaza has been living under crippling
siege for the past few years.
Many people have died due to the lack of
basic medication. An assault by Israel in early 2009 left thousands dead and
injured, most of whom were civilians.
Join the event in the Facebook:
CAABU Letter in the Evening Standard Monday 1 February 2010
Blair's hollow arguments on Iraq
the strategic front, Blair's primary arguments at the Chilcot Inquiry
hearing on Friday were that 9/11 changed the game, Saddam would always be a
threat and the same decision he faced in 2003 will have to be faced with
Iran sooner rather than later. His 9/11 argument was hollow given the total
lack of linkage to Iraq.
Blair will never win over the 45-minute
claim. Most people will continue to beleive that Blair was quite happy that
for the media to prop up his pro-war crusade by portraying this to mean a
direct threat to people in Britain, rather than just battlefield munitions?
As alarming was his argument that the military planned for different
outcomes to what actually happened. He suggested that there was planning for
a humanitarian crisis that did not occur; yet there was a massive
humanitarian crisis in Iraq before and after the war. This only serves to
emphasise his total lack of understanding of the country.
Blair was on questionable legal ground, wrong on weapons, wrong on his
post-war predictions, and Britain lost strategically as both Iran and al
Chris Doyle, director, Council for
For further information and interviews
please contact the CAABU office 0207 832 1321 -
Chris Doyle can be reached on 07968 040 281.
Advocating, and Organizing For The Return
West Coast Regional Conference
Hosted by Students for Justice in
Palestine @ SDSU, UCSD and USD, and
Al-Awda San Diego, The Palestine
Right to Return Coalition
: La Mesa Community Center, 4975
Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
about the Palestinian refugee crisis and what is
happening here on the West Coast
activists and help empower the right to return movement
your participation is urgently
needed in the months ahead! This is your chance!
Saturday February 13, 2010, 10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Strategy & tactics discussions will include panels on
Student Activism, Refugee Support, Media Activism, and
preparations for the upcoming Annual International Al-Awda Convention.
Speakers will include
Dr. Jess Ghannam,
Chair of Al-Awda's National Coordinating Committee,
Al-Awda Refugee Support Activist,
activist filmmaker, among others. There will also be a
special presentation of personal experience by a
recently arrived from Al-Waleed camp in Iraq.
a tentative schedule with more details of the one day
conference, visit this
Conference is free of charge!!
conference will be followed by
Celebrating 10 Years of Al-Awda!
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm)
Dr. Jamal Nassar,
Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at
California State University, San Bernardino; The Second
West Coast Regional
General $25.00; Student $15.00; Children under 5 free
To get your tickets, please go to
http://al-awdacal.org/dinner.html or contact
760-918-9441 Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
that attendance at the conference is not required for
attendance at the dinner and vice versa)
We welcome individual and organizational sponsorship of
The Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference.
will be listed in the printed program of the conference
and acknowledged at the Ten Years of Al-Awda Celebration
Dinner unless otherwise requested.
will each also have a table for eight people reserved
for them at the Dinner Celebration. For more
information, please go to this
for out of town guests see: Hotel circle
Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference
Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference
to Conference and Banquet:
Take the Spring St exit from I-8 E toward El Centro (6.8
miles). Merge onto 13A (85 ft). Slight left to stay on
13A (315 ft). Continue onto Spring Street (0.1 mile).
Turn left at University Ave (0.4 miles). Turn left at
is free. Plenty available.
SJP @ SDSU,
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182; Tel:
Al-Awda San Diego:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 760-918-9441
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013,