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Videos, Letters, & Announcements, September 7, 2011


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Boycott Canadian Tire for selling Israeli products, including from illegal settlements

Dear Friends: Below is a letter Canada Palestine Association sent to the CEO and President of Canadian Tire regarding their carrying Israeli products, including those from illegal settlements. CPA is calling on supporters and friends to boycott all Canadian Tire outlets and to cancel their Canadian Tire credit cards. Please go to this link at the CJPME website and add your voice to telling Canadian Tire officials that we will not engage in “business as usual” with such unethical practices. Thanks. Hanna

From: To: CC:;;;;; Subject: Stop selling Israeli settlement products Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:48:03 +0000

August 29, 2011

Mr. Wetmore, CEO and President:

Canada Palestine Association learned from Canadians for Justice in the Middle East that you are carrying Israeli products which make your corporation complicit in Israeli war crimes, ethnic cleansing and Apartheid.

We are part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel and will now call immediately for a general boycott of all Canadian Tire outlets, including asking people to cancel their Canadian Tire Credit Cards. Additionally, we will ask our supporters on the Voice of Palestine on a weekly basis to do the same.

This boycott will continue until you stop carrying all Israeli products.

Hanna Kawas


Canada Palestine Association Cohost, Voice of Palestine



Helping Hand of PCRF

The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) will hold its annual banquet/fundraiser, titled: "Helping Hands", on September 24th at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Ca. The event will begin at 6:00 pm.
     The PCRF is proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be Diana Buttu, a Canadian Palestinian attorney. Ms Buttu is internationally known and respected in her field. She has won the admiration and respect of people on both sides of political negotiations. Ms Buttu was a spokesperson for the PLO and has been cited for her work as a legal advisor and negotiator on peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
      She is a sought after speaker and has appeared on numerous television news programs.
      Ms Buttu will address the matter of Palestinian statehood, a subject that will be in the forefront of the news since her appearance coincides with the presentation of that issue to the United Nations. She is an activist intimately familiar with the issue of Palestine and articulate in its presentation.
     In addition, there will be video presentations, awards, Middle Eastern entertainment, and an excellent dinner.
     The PCRF is an internationally known and acclaimed children's charity that treats seriously ill or disabled children in the Middle East at no cost to their families. Their work and its corollary projects may be seen at their web site:
     People who attend will come away with an insight into the history of Palestine that is rarely discussed in the mainstream media. Given the timeliness of Palestinian statehood, they might also come away with a glimpse of the future.
     For tickets, please call: (562)432-0005 or fax: (562) 684-0828. Tickets are $100 per person with table sponsorships available.



NEW INTERVIEWPalestine Studies TV


  Max Blumenthal   


 Israel's July 14th movement . 



In this installment of Palestine Studies TV, we discussed the demonstrations taking place in Israeli towns and cities, as well as settlements, calling for lower housing and living costs.  Some question the absence of the Palestinian issue in these "social justice" actions.  Max Blumenthal, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author, spoke about the protests, their aims and obstacles, and how the Israeli occupation figures in.   

Past Palestine Studies TV


Victor Kattan on Palestine's UN Option


Nimer Sultany: Discriminatory Israeli Laws


Huwaida Arraf on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Scholars & Fellows Recent Works


Jamil Hilal: Palestine and the Arab Spring


Rashid Khalidi: Freedom-Seekers U.S. Ignores


Joseph Massad: Egypt's Supreme Council


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Atlantic Council Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Invitation:

Palestinian Governance, Politics, and the Statehood Initiative –

9/9 2:30pm - 4:00pm



The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and the International Security Program

 Palestinian Governance, Politics, and the Statehood Initiative

 An off-the-record roundtable discussion featuring:

 Dr. Hussam Zomlot, Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Fatah Commission for International Relations.

Dr. Zomlot served as a spokesperson for the Palestinian negotiating delegation during the US-sponsored direct talks and as PLO representative to the UK from 2003 to 2008. He holds a PhD degree in economics from the University of London.

Ms. Hiba Husseini, Managing Partner of Husseini and Husseini, a West Bank-based law firm and chair of the legal committee for the final status negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis.

 Mr. Nafez Husseini, Vice President for ICT & Digital Business of the Greece-based Consolidated Contractors Company, a multi-billion dollar engineering group and the largest construction company in the Middle East..

 Ms. Yasmine Khodary, a Gaza native, blogger, and researcher at the Gaza Museum.

 Ambassador Hind Khouri, former Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and Palestinian Ambassador to France 2006-10.

 Mr. Zahi Khoury, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Palestinian National Beverage Company.

 Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, a widely-published theologian and pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem since 1988.

 Moderated by:

 Dr. Michele Dunne

Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Atlantic Council 

 In August 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad outlined an ambitious two-year state-building plan that would pave the way for the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral declaration of statehood before the U.N. General Assembly this September. But as Fayyad’s plan comes due for completion, the future of Palestinian governance remains uncertain. The Fatah and Hamas factions have yet to implement the terms of a troubled reconciliation agreement signed in May, complicating the prospects for forming a unity government and conducting elections that have already been repeatedly postponed.

 Dr. Zomlot and other members of the delegation will discuss the internal political situation and the implications for Palestinian statehood and governance.


Friday, September 9, 2011

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Atlantic Council

1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor

Washington, DC 20005


Please RSVP with name and affiliation to  by September 4.

The Atlantic Council of the United States | 1101 15th St, NW 11th Floor | Washington, DC 20005



In Defense of Muslims, Peace Activists, Immigrants and the Better of the "Two Americas"


9 AM



Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!


This will be an opportunity for peacefully inclined, law abiding Muslims in America to join hands with equally-inclined peace activists, immigrants, and inter-faith groups, and engage in proactive First Amendment pushback on some of the major human rights issues of the day (issues that affect us all directly or indirectly). 

If you reside in the Washington (DC) area and would like to assist as a volunteer in this very important mobilization effort, and you are dependable, let us hear from you.

For more information call (301) 220-0133 or E-mail:  An updated list of coalition/mobilization partners will soon be forthcoming.

Endorsers Include: The Peace Thru Justice Foundation, Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR), The National Jericho Movement, Families United for Justice in America (FUJA), Justice For Shifa and Haris Support Committee, Liberate Ziyad Yaghi Support Committee






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