Monday, July 21, 2008

The following email just arrived from a friend of mine.

Subject: FW: Israeli soldier filmed shooting Palestinian

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 18:43:27 -0400
Israel---Bastion of democracy in the Middle EAst!!! so sayeth Fox News and our President.

Subject: Israeli soldier filmed shooting Palestinian
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:02:34 -0400
Please copy and paste the following to read and see story in full:

An Israeli human rights group has released graphic video footage obtained during clashes between Israeli troops and demonstrators protesting against the separation barrier on the West Bank.
The video has sparked outrage, as it shows what appears to be an Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian at close range.
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Subject: Help ADC Stop Hate!
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 17:12:18 -0400

Dear Bronwin Peel,

Help ADC STOP Hate!

Hateful rhetoric continues to target the Arab-American community, both Christian and Muslim, and ADC needs your help to put an end to it. During this election season we have seen a dramatic increase anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias. One does not have to look past main stream media outlets to notice how the images and names of Arabs and Muslims are routinely connected with negative stereotypes.

ADC’s forthcoming Hate Crimes Report, which will be widely distributed, documents a continuing pattern of hate and bias toward the community.

The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ( continues to work for you and defend the rights of the Arab-American community. Below are some of our recent accomplishments. Please consider making a 100% Tax Deductible contribution to the ADC-Research Institute so that you can help us help the community, defend our constitution and encourage a foreign policy based on equality and human rights for all. As the premiere Arab American Organization in the United States -- with chapters across the Nation and members in every state of the Union -- ADC is leading the fight to protect the community and needs your help to do so.

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ADC continues to:

Conduct extensive cultural competency training to corporations, institutions, schools and local, state and federal law enforcement;
Play a major role in the political and legal challenges to abolish profiling of Arab and Muslim Americans
Play key roles in the passage of legislative resolutions on the Hill
Serving as the only US-based organization certified as an expert civil society representative working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on combating Islamophobia in over 56 countries including the United States
Launch a voter registration drive so that Arab Americans make a difference in local, state and federal elections
Publish and distributed a report discussing Israeli violations of international and humanitarian laws during the 2006 war on Lebanon
Promote a balanced US foreign policy in the Middle East.
Make several media appearances and placing letters to the editor and Op-Eds in the Nation’s largest media outlets (See below)

Recent ADC Op-Eds, Articles and Letters and Media Appearances

ADC Op-Ed on TSA Security Scanners in the Arab American News

ADC Op-Ed on Obama and Arab and Muslim Americans in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

ADC on CNN discussing Arab Americans and the Presidential Campaign

ADC in Wall Street Journal Discussing the Election

ADC on Voice of America on the Plight of the Palestinians

ADC Letter in South Dakota Argus Leader

ADC Letter on Obama Campaign in The New York Times

ADC Op-Ed on the 60th Anniversary of the Nakba in The Boston Globe

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Monday, July 07, 2008

A friend just sent me the following via an email:


Josef Avesar, President
Israeli-Palestinian Confederation
15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 302
Encino , CA 91436
Phone: (818) 783-2934
Cell: (818) 324-3182
Fax: (818) 783-4917

A Panel discussion

Washington D.C. - Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Panel of experts and scholars on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict will debate the question of an Israeli Palestinian Confederation helping to solve this conflict.

The panel includes :

1) Hussein Ibish ?
Senior Fellow, American Executive Director for the American Leadership

2) Paul Scham
Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Instutute in Washington D.C

3) Mitchel Plitnick
Former Policy Director, Jewish Voice for Peace;
widely published Middle East Analyst.

4) Kamal Nawash
Palestinian born attorney based in Washington D.C.

5) Josef Avesar
Israeli-born Attorney;
President of the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation

To use a well-known quote, everybody talks about the Middle East conflict, but nobody does anything about it. The IPC has a fresh idea. It proposes the establishment of an Israeli-Palestinian confederation within the broader context of the current Israeli and Palestinian nations. The Israelis would still answer to their government and the Palestinians to theirs. However, a third governing body (the confederation) would be set up by both Israelis and Palestinians and would legislate issues unresolved by the separate governments.

We will debate the feasibility and implementation of this novel proposal to help these long-time adversaries achieve peace. As the panel represents different backgrounds and points of view, the event promises to be lively, engaging, and controversial.

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street
Washington D.C 2000_

All are welcome, no charge.

For additional information on the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Debate or the IPC in general, please contact Josef Avesar, or log on to our website at Mr. Avesar is available for interviews and would be happy to explain the IPC agenda.

Very truly yours,

Josef Avesar
Israeli-Palestinian Confederation
15915 Ventura Blvd., Suite 302
Encino, CA 91436
Tel.: (818) 783-2934
Fax: (818) 783-4917
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