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Ron Paul Video: US Foreign Wars Policies are Turning to
US Rep. Ron Paul who ran for the US Presidential nomination on the
Republican ticket two years ago, just gave a brief speech in the US House of
Representatives showing why the US is in real trouble. It's because its
foreign wars policies are igniting hatred against Americans.
these US foreign wars policies amounted to a reaction to the 9/11 eposode of
2001 where 3,000 Americans were killed in New York, such US wars policies
since then have caused the death of nearly 6,000 Americans, in addition to
thousands maimed or committed suicide.
policy of torturing innocent individuals without trial, has instigated
further animosity against Americans. The endless billions of dollars being
spent on weapons and wars are destroying the US economy. Lies and war
propaganda have become the order of the day.
obsession with weapons and wars has now reached a point of no control.
US Rep. Ron Paul reminds members of the US House of Representatives that
Christianity teaches constructive apporaches to peace and not destructive
policies brought by wars of aggression.
the brief speech of US Rep. Ron Paul that he gave recently in the US House
of Representatives while it is still on the air. His speech is entitled:
What If.... ? Just click the following.
PRC hosts releasing “Atlas Palestine” Evening in
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) held a seminar
yesterday, Friday 12th November, in central London to release a
comprehensive Atlas of Palestine from 1917-1966. This is a vital piece of
work documenting history, landscape and Geography of Palestine that has been
erased by Israel. The eagerly anticipated event was widely attended bringing
together journalists, academics and activists Friday.
was titled “Mapping Palestine: for its survival or destruction” Using
Documents to Prove Rights and to Correct Wrongs, Professor Salaman Abu Sita,
an eminent scholar, redrew the contours of Palestinian landscape using
official documents, to vividly demonstrate the erasure of Palestinian
history and the ongoing Nakba.
His presentation provided a
historical and forensic analysis of the mechanism of expulsion, which began
in 1947 and continues even today.
He provided graphic illustrations of
the policy of expulsion. The Atlas contains names and descriptions of
Palestinians villages that have been demolished. It also provides names,
description and location of villages which Israel chooses not to recognize.
This Atlas is the life long struggle of Abu Sita, it took him
approximately 20 years to prepare this it. He used German, French, British
and Turkish archives to collect thousands of maps and documents.
number of MPs, activists, journalists and researchers attended the meeting.
Ex-labor MP and director of “Labour Friends of Palestine”, Martin Linton
chaired the meeting.
Andy Slaughter – Labour MP for Hammersmith, and
chair of “Labour Friends of Palestine” participated in the evening as well.
According to PRC General Director, Majed Al zeer, the atlas is a key
contribution in the struggle of the Palestinian people. He believes that the
Atlas fills a gap in the historic narrative as it provides documented
history which Israel has been trying desperately to erase.
there is a lack of true, historic and documented evidence of Palestine that
Israel tried to erase particularly in the West. The Israeli narrative for
many years has been mainstream even though it’s faced severe knocks. This
Atlas now provides the shattering blow. The atlas simply debunks many myths
including the idea that Palestine was empty.” Said al zeer
worked tirelessly in supporting the right of return since 1996. PRC is
planning a week of actions in the United Kingdom and Europe to commemorate
the 2nd Palestinian Memorial week titled, “Ongoing Nakba” between 15th to
22nd of January 2011. It will begin with a conference on the 15th here in
US TO BOOST WAR STOCKS IN ISRAEL TO RECORD LEVELS
Newly passed congressional amendments have authorized the increase of
U.S. weaponry, ammunition and war supplies stored in Israel to a record $1.2
Defense News reported Monday. The value of U.S. weapons to be
prepositioned in Israel will reach $1 billion in 2011, with another $200
million added in 2012.
Once the weaponry arrives, the amount of U.S.-owned and -controlled
materiel available for Israel's emergency use will have jumped threefold
since 2007. Over the past two years, logisticians and war planners from U.S.
European Command and the Israel Defense Forces elevated war stocks to the
congressionally authorized threshold, which at that time was $800 million of
equipment. Representatives of the two militaries are now working to build up
inventories that meet the newly authorized thresholds.
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The World's Largest Prison Camp
A report on access to Gaza
On 20th June Israel announced it was easing the
blockade of Gaza, after three years of severely
restricting access for food, fuel, construction
materials and medical supplies. In October a
delegation from the Britain Palestine APPG visited
Gaza to assess the situation in what Prime Minister
David Cameron terms "a prison camp".
The below report is a summary of the Group's
Following the attack upon the Mavi Marmara and the
international aid flotilla in May 2010, Israel
announced it was easing the blockade of Gaza.
Whilst most food items are now permitted to enter
the territory (the majority of which were previously
banned), the quantity of imports remains deficient.
During the visit of the delegation the total number
of truckloads entering Gaza represented just 32% of
the weekly pre-blockade levels. Construction
materials and fuel remain barred for private use and
exports are still prohibited.
Only since June 2010, 18 months after Operation Cast
Lead, have the UN and internationally funded
projects been permitted to import very limited
amounts of concrete, steel and glass.
14th September UNRWA received approval to
bring in materials for 13 projects, representing
just 1.7% of UNRWA's overall reconstruction
programme. These projects include 4 schools, 16
classrooms, 2 health centers, 21 housing units, 1
kindergarten and one office. On 3rd
October UNRWA requested the entry of 404 trucks of
aggregate through the Karni crossing, of which only
70 had been delivered by 6th November.
The construction sector has a large role to play in
the restarting of the economy.
Prior to the blockade the Palestinian Business
Association reports that 35,000 people were working
in construction, in Gaza. This number has now fallen
to just over 6,000. Reconstruction projects are
central to countering the high unemployment level in
At present around 20% of the Ministry of Health
budget goes on paying the bills of Palestinians
treated abroad. In 2009, the MoH paid around 91
million Shekels (16m GBP) to cover the cost of
10,839 referrals from Gaza. Of this 11.9% went to
Since June 2007, on average 17% of patients with
referrals were refused exit permits for treatment in
Israel, East Jerusalem or overseas. Between
January 2008 and June 2009 the situation was even
worse, with 40% of the applications for permits to
leave Gaza rejected or delayed. In addition doctors
told the of a significant "de-development" of the
health care system in Gaza, due to restrictions on
drugs, equipment and the training of medical
The Erez border crossing, the only transit point for
personnel wishing to cross directly to Israel and
the West Bank, remains closed to traffic. On average
only 25 people per day are able to pass through the
facility that can process 50,000 people daily.
A future Palestinian state must be based upon the
territorial entities of the West Bank and Gaza
Strip, and travel between both areas must be
possible and feasible.
In discussions with the delegation both Fatah and
Hamas reported that agreement had been reached
between the parties on the voting system for new
elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council
Agreement is still to be reached however on reform
of the security forces and transitional arrangements
prior to elections. There is a clear acceptance by
both sides, and also across the elements of Hamas,
that the current division is undermining the
Palestinian cause. A unity agreement remains some
way off, but is more feasible now than at any point
since the inter-factional violence of 2007.
For more information contact Graham Bambrough on
0207 832 1322 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
CAABU serves as the Official
Secretariat to the Britain-Palestine All Party
The Council for
Arab-British Understanding promotes an enlightened
and positive approach to Arab-British relations in
Government, Parliament, the Media, education and
amongst the wider public. We are the oldest and
largest organisation of its type in Europe having
been set up in 1967. We strive hard to build on the
historical, political and cultural links between the
Arab world and Britain.