Organizations Reacting to the Zionist Israeli Terrorist
Attacks on Gaza
ccun.org, January 2, 2009
Ways to make a difference to the people of Gaza
Dear Brothers and
Sisters in Islam,
Ahead of Jumuah
tomorrow, the MCB is asking all affiliated mosques and Islamic
associations to remember the plight of the Palestinians during
Friday prayers. The opportunity could also be used to remind
the community of effective campaigns that have been initiated to
stop the barbarous assault of the Israeli government. This popular
campaign involves all British people who care about humanity. We
list possible action points for your community below. On
Saturday, there will be a number of peaceful protests around the
country, with a national demonstration in central London. Please
see the list below and encourage your community to join.
In addition, the
MCB, joined by a number of leading Ulama (scholars), calls upon
mosques and imams to lead their congregations in the special
supplication of Qunooot Al-Nazilah in the face of the
destruction unleashed by Israel against the occupied people of Gaza.
At this critical and challenging time we must turn to the Almighty
and pray for help. Details are listed below.
It has almost been
a week since the Israeli government unleashed its military machine
to devastating and murderous effect. More than 300 Palestinians have
lost their lives and despite popular outcry across faiths in this
country, our government has stopped short of speaking out firmly and
with clarity against what the Palestinian President has called a
"barbaric and criminal aggression". Along with the United States,
our government thwarted a UN draft resolution calling for an end to
Israeli air assaults.
We hope our
community comes together with other Britons to remind our government
of its international obligations and of its commitment to justice
Dr Daud Abdullah
Deputy Secretary General, MCB
Ways to make a
difference to the people of Gaza
Help make a
difference, and do things yourself in your own community and call
for change from the grassroots:
1. Donate Money
- The Palestinian people are in urgent need for your donations
for urgent medical aid and you can donate to:
MCB affiliate -
Interpal, the specialist charity helping Palestinians:
Call the Interpal hotline: 02089619993
Online: Go to
www.interpal.org and follow the online instructions
Interpal Account Details:
Account Name: Interpal
Islamic Bank of Britain
Sort Code: 30-00-83
Other MCB charity
affiliates specialising in the region are: Islamic Relief (www.islamic-relief.org.uk ), Muslim Aid (www.muslimaid.org ), Muslim Hands (www.muslimhands.org) and Ummah Welfare Trust
Join a Peaceful Protest and let your voice be heard
Saturday 3rd January 2009: 2pm onward (Trafalgar Square, starting at
Embankment at 1230pm, London)
Details of other
demonstrations across the country can be found here:
3. Sign online
http://www.petitiononline.com/gaza2812/petition.html. There is also a petition underway on the
Downing Street website:
4. Lobby your
MP. Get your community to write, call and meet your Member of
Parliament. Our MPs have been elected to serve us and we should make
sure that we contact them and pressurise them to do something
against this Israeli brutality. Lobby your MP to sign or initiate an
Early Day Motion that calls on our government to condemn the Israeli
government for massacre of Palestinians. Be polite, to the point and
make your request specific. You can find out you your MP is here:
5. Get yourself
heard. Participate by writing letters to the editor and taking
part in television, radio and online discussion forums. Remember to
keep your points succinct and polite. You can find some
letter-writing tips here: (www.arabmediawatch.com/amw/Resources/LetterWritingTips/tabid/134/Default.aspx).
Coalitions. Change starts at home so you might also wish to seek
local coalitions and work with people around you, of all faiths, to
highlight the plight of the Palestinians. This is an issue of
humanity and we should work to seek coalitions across faiths.
7. Lobby the
Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Express your concern with the
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, please call 020 7008 1500.
8. Remember the
power of prayer. MCB is initiating amongst its affiliates and
Special prayers, Qunooot Al-Nazilah, this prayer of the Prophet is recited when
Muslims face calamities. For further information, go to
The MCB has joined
others in writing to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary,
asking for tougher action against Israeli war crimes. We will be
seeking a meeting with key influencers to make our points known. See
the open letter (published in the press on Wednesday) here:
(CAIR-San Antonio 12/31/08)
- On Friday, January 2nd, CAIR-San Antonio along with a diverse group of
San Antonio area leaders will hold a PRESS conference dealing with the
growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, to help stop Israeli attacks on the
Gaza Strip, restore the cease-fire and promote peace with justice in the
The press conference will be followed by a peaceful protest.
Five girls of the same family killed by the Israeli bombs in the Gaza
at 11.00 A.M.
Alamo Plaza, Down Town, San Antonio
CONTACT: Sarwat Husain @ 210-378-9528 or Ali Moshirsadri @
Israeli military attacks in the Gaza Strip have left more than 400
people dead and thousands wounded in the past four days. The
humanitarian crisis has reached a critical level.
Food and Medical Supplies Grow Scarce in the Gaza Strip, -and-
Delusions of victory in Gaza
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR's mission is to enhance
understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties,
empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and
ONLY 3 U..S POLITICIANS (ONE IS FORMER), ALL FROM
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OUT OF 435 REPS (NO ONE FROM SENATE OR
WHITE HOUSE) SPOKE AGAINST ISRAEL'S SAVAGERY IN GAZA:
REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, REP. RON PAUL, Fmr REP CYNTHIA MCKINNEY
Israel Violating International Law & the Media Cover-up:
Here is a tiny URL for the above one:
Israel Violating International Law & the Media Cover-up Part 2
Here is a tiny URL for the above one:
GAZA MASSACRE PROTEST / ISRAELI CONSULATE in Los Angeles
'08 / EVENING
GAZA PROTEST /
FED BLDG / DEC 30 '08 / AFTERNOON
Scroll down to the
'What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? youtube linked on the lower right of
the following URL:
Sent By James
It will take all of us to
overcome the media distortion & omission!!
We have created a small, two-sided flyer for you to use to inform
your town or campus about the current Israeli onslaught against the
people of Gaza.
Americans, because of distorted media coverage, are extremely confused
about what is going on. It is up to us to give them the facts in a
clear, concise format.
We feel that informing the American
public fully and accurately on the history and current situation in
Palestine is the most powerful thing we can do to bring change. Please
consider passing these out in the thousands.
These are very
easy to print on your computer printer. Below are instructions. If you
would like a modified version, we will do our best to provide it.
For more information on Gaza, see
Also, for breaking news, go to the links at
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING:
on a sheet of paper.
2.Rotate paper and print again on the other
side. (Printers vary... yours may not need you to rotate it...
experiment to see what works.)
3. Cut the paper into quarters. You
will have 4 small, two-sided flyers.
We normally print about 25
at a time, creating 100 flyers. If you print these in large quantities
(yesterday we made 1,000), you can then take the stack to Kinko's or a
copy shop to be cut into quarters. This normally takes 15 minutes and
costs under $5.
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 7:52 AM, <ISMinChicago@aol.com>
***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY***
Solidarity with Gaza!
Israel's War Crimes Against the Palestinian People in Gaza
AT THE TRIBUNE TOWER
WHEN: Friday, January 2nd, 2009, at 3 PM
WHERE: Meet at Tribune Plaza 435 N. Michigan Ave, then March to the
Buses available at 1:30 PM at the following locations:
Foundation—7360 W. 93rd St., Bridgeview
W Belmont Ave., Chicago
Islamic Foundation of Villa Park—300 W Highridge, Villa Park
Islamic Center of Des Plaines—480 Potter Road, Des Plaines
Muslim Education Center—8601 N. Menard, Morton Grove
Chicago Islamic Center—3357 W. 63rd St., Chicago
Center of Naperville--450 Oleson Dr., Naperville
Community Center--4380 N. Elston Ave., Chicago
Center of Milwaukee--Milwaukee, WI
the Killing of the Palestinian People!
Stop the War and Siege on Gaza!
End All U.S. Aid to Israel!
End the Israeli Occupation of Palestine!
Sponsored by (list in formation):
Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC),
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American
Action Network (AAAN), Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community
College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago
Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion
(CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of
Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper,
International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community
Center of Illinois (ICCI), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, Mosque
Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim
Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human
Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine
Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center,
Peace Pledge-Chicago, United States Palestinian Community Network
(USPCN)-Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Northwestern
University (NU), SJP University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of
Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Wright College Students for Peace and Justice
following is from young Ahmed in Gaza:
days to graduate! 12:50am
It's a simple legal dream to graduate and to start my way in life, i was
supposed to graduate in 20 days..maybe i was worried about finding job,
regarding the siege here in Gaza and how hard is to find job...
now it would be silly if i think further than staying safe with my
family, 2 nights ago they bombed my university the IUG, i watched my
future my hard work is burning infront of me... whatever the reason they
say, it doesn't matter, the real reason is the same, to kill to destroy
to leave pain.
We have realized long time ago, that being a
Palestinian and living in Gaza Strip, is something different, we have to
stand the hard situations and keep going, i have big faith we will
rebuild the IUG again and i ll graduate, maybe not soon, but it's my
ambitious and Israel cant stop that neither by war nor by threatening.
with Gaza Meeting
by the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Al-Aqsa School Banquet Hall, Lower Level
7361 W 93rd Street Bridgeview, IL
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 at 5:00 pm
is Free and is open to the public
Refreshments will be Served
us send a strong message of support to the Gazans
community leaders, organizations, supporters and friends are invited to
join us in an evening of solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters In
Gaza. Media will be invited as well. This meeting is open to the public
and will consist of speeches given by leaders from over 20 activist,
peace, civil, and human rights organizations. The purpose of this
meeting is to unite all efforts for work on Gaza, Palestine. As you
know, this is a huge and just cause that is being portrayed to the world
in all the wrong ways by biased media sources. Our mission is to bring
truth to the media and to bring justice to the Palestinian people by
educating and informing the American public. Without the help of every
organization working for this cause, none of the work we do will be very
effective. We would be greatly honored if you would come, represent the
organization you work for, and speak at this event. It is our
responsibility to show the world that there are many organizations and
many people that care about this issue and are willing to work very hard
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American
Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP),
ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Chicago Coalition
Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), Chicago Islamic Center, Council of Islamic Organizations of
Greater Chicago (CIOGC), International Solidarity Movement
(ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), Islamic
Foundation in Villa Park, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, Mosque
Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Not in My
Name (MIMN), Orland Park Prayer Center, Palestinian American Community
Center, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Peace Pledge-Chicago,
United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago
The Chicago chapter of the International Solidarity Movement (www.palsolidarity.org
) calls upon all of you receiving this e-mail to join with us and all of
the other co-sponsoring organizations on Friday-January 2nd in Chicago
as we stand-up against the barbaric Israeli assault on the people of
Gaza. Take the day off from work or school to stand in solidarity with
the Palestinian people. Bring your friends, Palestinian flags and your
anger over the war crimes being carried out by Israel with the support
of U.S. tax dollars! Stand with the Palestinian people now!
Contact ISM-Chicago at"
If you still need a reason to join us tomorrow please see the following
(warning-very graphic images):
Help keep the peace in Gaza
I've just heard about
this emergency campaign urging for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Already 370 people have been killed in this escalating conflict. Now is
the time to issue a demand to world leaders that the spiralling violence
that has characterized the Israeli−Palestinian conflict must come to an
end. In 2009 let's push for real peace to be achieved between Israel and
Palestine. To learn more and to take action, read the email below:
As we watch the Gaza bloodshed with horror, appalled at how the crisis
is spiralling further out of control, one thing is clear −− this
violence will only lead to further civilian suffering and an escalation
of the conflict.
There must be another way. Over 370 are dead and
hundreds more injured −− rockets are striking Ashdod deep inside Israel
for the very first time, and the sides are mobilising for invasion. A
global response has begun, but it'll take more than words −− the
immediate violence won't end, nor will wider peace be secured, without
firm action from the international community.
we're launching an emergency campaign which will be delivered to the UN
Security Council and key world powers, urging them to act to ensure an
immediate ceasefire, address the growing humanitarian crisis, and take
steps to build real and lasting peace.1 Follow this link now to sign the
emergency petition and send it to everyone you know:
eight or more years of ineffective US and global diplomacy −− and now
Gaza's bloodiest day in recent memory −− we must issue a global outcry
demanding that world leaders do more than make statements if they're to
bring peace to this region. The UN, the European Union, the Arab League
and the USA should now act together to ensure a ceasefire – which
includes an end to rocket attacks into Israel and opening the
checkpoints for fuel, food, medicine and other humanitarian aid
With a new US President taking office in less
than a month, a real opportunity exists to breathe new life into peace
efforts. These latest hostilities require not only an immediate
ceasefire but a commitment from Obama and other world leaders that
resolution of the Israeli−Palestinian conflict is at the very top of
their agendas. As the whole world is impacted by this ongoing conflict −
we should demand nothing less.
In 2006 we mobilised for a
ceasefire in Lebanon. For years we've worked to encourage a just and
lasting peace, taking out billboards and ads across Israel and
Palestine. Now as we head into 2009, we need to come together again to
demand a peaceful and lasting resolution, instead of a further
escalation of violence. Follow this link to put your name forward for
sides to the conflict will continue to act as they have in the past if
they believe that the world will stand by and allow them to do so. 2009
is a year that things can be different. As we face this crisis, and the
possibilities of a new year, it's time for us to demand a ceasefire and
work together to finally put an end to this cycle of violence.
hope and determination,
On behalf of the Avaaz Group
Attacks on Gaza:
Updated Emergency Action Alert
killed at least 375 Palestinians through four days of brutal
attacks on the occupied Gaza Strip with U.S.
weapons in violation of U.S.
law. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has threatened that
this is merely "the first stage."
attacks come on top of a brutal siege of the Gaza Strip, which
has created a humanitarian catastrophe of dire proportions for
Gaza's 1.5 million Palestinian
residents by restricting the provision of food, fuel,
medicine, electricity, and other necessities of life.
Make no mistake about it-Israel's war and
siege on the Gaza
Strip would not be possible without the jets, helicopters,
ships, missiles, and fuel provided by the United
From 2001-2006, the
United States transferred to Israel more than $200 million
worth of spare parts to fly its fleet of F16's and
more than $100 million worth of helicopter spare parts for its
fleet of Apaches. In July 2008, the United States
186 million gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel and signed a
contract to transfer an addition $1.9 billion worth of
littoral combat ships to the Israeli navy. Last year, the
United States signed a $1.3 billion contract with
Raytheon to transfer to Israel
thousands of TOW, Hellfire, and "bunker buster" missiles.
TAKE ACTION NOW
Take to the streets and make your opposition public.
Thousands of people have already taken to the streets
in New York,
Washington, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Dearborn,
and dozens of other cities to protest
Israel's attacks on the
Gaza Strip. We're maintaining a comprehensive
listing of all protests-more than 100 in at least 30
states and 65 cities so far-on our website and
updating it continuously.
Join a protest near you or organize one and send us the
If you know of a protest not listed on our
site, send us all the logistical details and contact
We must keep up the
protests until there is a cease-fire and a lifting of the
siege of Gaza. We're
calling on everyone to continue to organize protests in your
and organize people in your community. Tonight
millions of people will gather in public places around the
country to celebrate New Year's Eve.
We are encouraging everyone to attend public events
tonight in their communities to pass out information on
Israel's atrocities in Gaza
and to collect signatures to end U.S.
military aid to Israel.
Download a flyer by
clicking here and a petition by
clicking here and make copies.
Also, sign up as a
volunteer organizer to challenge military aid to
clicking here and we'll send you an organizing
packet with fact sheets, petitions, and the postcards below.
your elected representatives and set up emergency meetings
with your Members of Congress before January 6.
Demand from the President, your Representative, and Senators
an unconditional, immediate cease-fire; full humanitarian
access to Gaza and a lifting of Israel's siege; and
accountability for Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons
to kill Palestinian civilians. Send your letter today by
Congress is scheduled to go back
into session on Jan. 6. Until then, many Members of Congress
are in their home districts. Assemble a delegation of
concerned constituents and request an immediate meeting with
them. For contact information,
click here. For tips on how to arrange a meeting,
In these meetings, ask your Members of
Congress to send a public letter to Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and make a public statement with the
political demands above. To download a sample letter to give
to your Members of Congress,
Also give them a copy of our
open-letter to President Elect-Obama signed by more than 250
organizations entitled "We
Need a Change in Israel/Palestine Policy"
to show them that there is growing and widespread opposition
to our country's policy of support for
Israel's human rights
abuses of Palestinians. Download a PDF copy of the letter by
If you can take the lead in
arranging an emergency meeting with your Members of Congress,
please fill out this brief form by
4. Get the message out to the
media. Call in to talk radio programs and write
letters to the editors. To download talking points for the
click here. To find contact information for your local
5. Step Up
the Pressure on the New Administration and Congress.
Sign our open letter to President Elect-Obama by
clicking here. This open letter will be published as a
full-page ad on Inauguration Day. Add your individual and
organizational endorsements to it today by
Then spread the word by copying and
pasting the flash graphic below into your email signature,
blog, social networking site, or webpage and join our
Facebook group and forward it to all your friends.
Join us in Washington,
DC on January 20 for Inauguration Day to say "Yes
We Can…End U.S.
Military Aid to Israel!"
Sign up to help us pass out information and collect signatures
And join us again in
for a Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day
on February 1-2 with Interfaith Peace-Builders. Gain the
skills you need to change U.S.
policy toward Palestine/Israel to support human rights,
international law, and equality, and express your concerns
directly to your Members of Congress. Space is filling up
fast. For more information and to register,
Donate more money to us and give less of your taxes to
Israel's war machine.
Make a tax-deductible contribution today to the US
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation by
clicking here. Owe less in taxes for 2008 by making your
contribution before midnight (we'll gladly accept
your donation in the New Year too) to make sure that less of
your money goes to fund Israel's war crimes against
Palestinians. Make the most generous contribution you can
right now by
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
LET"S GO & SHOW SUPPORT! Mass March 4 Gaza:
NYC: Saturday, Jan. 3
Stop Massacres in Gaza & Break the Siege!
RALLY AND MARCH!
More than 350 Palestinians were murdered in 2 days. 1,600
Act now before it's too late!
Protest against the Israeli genocide
Stop U.S. Support to Israel!
Saturday January 3rd. - 1 pm
42nd and 7th
Followed by a march to the Israeli consulate
N,Q,R.S,W,1, 2,3,7 to Times Square
Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY
MAS-NY (Youth Center), National, Queens, NJ,
The General Union of Palestine Students
Islamic Society of Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Cultural Center
Hudson Valley Islamic Center
December 12 Movement
New York City Labor Against the War
Troops Out Now Coalition
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
League of Peoples Struggle
Muslim Alliance in New
Islamic Circle of North America
and many other organizations
New Jersey Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
Generation After Generation Until Total Liberation - FREE PALESTINE!
Don't forget to sign the Rutgers University Divest from israeli
Apartheid Petition at:
NJSolidarity-announcements is a
moderated, low volume announcements list used to inform the community of
upcoming events sponsored by New Jersey Solidarity -- Activists for the
Liberation of Palestine, as well as events sponsored by other
individuals and organizations participating in the struggle against all
forms of oppression.
Friday, January 2 at 3:30 pm
Rally at the
Israeli Embassy - 3514 International Dr, NW
(Van Ness metro on the Red
line; near Connecticut & Van Ness)
Followed by march
ending at the Egyptian Embassy
3521 International Ct, NW
Yesterday, over 5,000 protesters in Washington, D.C.
marched from the State Department to the White
Yesterday, tens of
thousands of people took to the streets in scores of cities across
the country and around the world demanding an immediate end to the
bombing of Gaza. In Washington D.C., 5,000 people gathered at the State
Department and marched to the White House. Those taking to the streets
included many children, teenagers and young adults. As the nighttime
march entered the White House grounds, it took over and filled all of
Pennsylvania Avenue with young people raising Palestinian flags at the
White House fence. For a report on other demonstrations that happened
all across the country, please visit the ANSWER Coalition website (see
The massacre of the Palestinian people
continues. Nearly 400 Palestinians have been murdered. Israel has
rejected any ceasefire, and the Egyptian government continues to block
Palestinians who are trying to cross the border to escape the massive
The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American
Society Freedom and the National Council of Arab Americans are calling
for all progressive people to come out for a large-scale demonstration
at the Israeli Embassy on Friday, January 2 at 3:30 pm. We will then
march to the Egyptian Embassy.
Please make an urgently
needed donation today.
Please make an urgently needed
donation. We need your support to continue this work.
Click here to donate online, where
you can also find information on how to contribute by check.
Our work is carried out entirely by
volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer, email
report on demonstrations that were held all across the country.
To read a full report on the many
demonstrations that were held in scores of cities across the country
yesterday, Dec. 30, visit
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC)
Press Release in support for resilient
Community organisations must send consistent message and
accurate demands and facts to the government.
Silence and ignorance KILLS!
Attached is The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) Media
Release RE Gaza Massacre. ANIC is condemning the brutal and
disproportionate military action launched by the Israeli Government
against innocent Palestinian people, including women and children.
ANIC is calling the Rudd Government to join the chorus of other
nations calling on Israel to halt its disproportionate attacks on the
people of Gaza and to immediately re-open border crossings to allow the
distribution of urgent food, water and medical supplies into the densely
Israel’s war is not about Hamas and as Israel propaganda machine says
in response to the rockets. This war on all Palestinians dream to live
in a free country like others; this war is part of Zionism plan of
having greater state ‘only for Jews’; this war about bringing
Palestinians to their knees and accept to live in apartheid cantons.
Sara Roy wrote
that “Israel’s siege of Gaza began on 5 November, the day after an
Israeli attack inside the strip, no doubt designed finally to undermine
the truce between Israel and Hamas established last June. Although both
sides had violated the agreement before, this incursion was on a
Hamas responded by firing rockets into Israel and the violence has
not abated since then. Israel’s siege has two fundamental goals. One is
to ensure that the Palestinians there are seen merely as a humanitarian
problem, beggars who have no political identity and therefore can have
no political claims.
The second is to foist Gaza onto Egypt. That is why the Israelis
tolerate the hundreds of tunnels between Gaza and Egypt around which an
informal but increasingly regulated commercial sector has begun to form.
The overwhelming majority of Gazans are impoverished and officially 49.1
per cent are unemployed. In fact the prospect of steady employment is
rapidly disappearing for the majority of the population.”
HERE and read Sara Roy’s article ‘If Gaza falls . . .’, January 1,
Antony Lowenstein and Dr Peter Slezak, both are courageous minority
Australian Jews who dares to speak out, wrote just that 31/12/2008:
“Vic Alhadeff is a senior Zionist organisation official.
Unleashed article provides an opportunity for analysis that is
instructive about our media and intellectual culture. The very
persuasiveness of Alhadeff's case for Israel is the reason it deserves
attention. It misrepresents the uncontroversial facts and the moral
issues at stake.
Israeli victim-hood is the premise on which the public relations
machine relies to warrant their military actions. On this picture, a
well-meaning, peace-loving Israel offers generous treaties and truces
that are rejected by fanatical, fundamentalist terrorists in favour of
murdering Jews. The story line is that, finally, Israel had no choice
but to invadethe terrorist infrastructure of Hamas. This story can only
convince an audience that does not know the facts and these are either
falsified or left out altogether by Alhadeff.”
HERE and read the full article ‘Israel no victim’ by
Antony Lowenstein and Dr Peter Slezak.
Time is due for Australian Muslim community leaders and Imams to
bring the Palestine and Zionism issues on those ‘multicultural’ dialogue
yourPDFDU has received the following updates from the organisers of
Brisbane rally. The details as follow:
Saturday January 3, 2009, at Queens Park is now to begin at 12.30pm,
NOT 2pm (which was originally flagged as the starting time).
Be assured Gazans Palestinians will remain resilient. Zionism will be
YourPDFDU ‘Unique and True News of Palestine: Voice of Knowledge and
Canadian Arab Federation
ACTIONS FOR GAZA
The Arab Women's League Presents: No to Israeli Crimes Against Gaza! Long Live Palestine! Candlelight
Vigil & Rally,
December 31, 2008
City Hall, Hamilton, Main St & MacNab St
Demonstration: Stand with Gaza! End Israeli apartheid!
December 31, 2008
The Pavillon Jacques-Cartier old port of
metro Place d’Armes
The Palestinian Association of Hamilton, along
with the Hamilton Coalition against the War and the Muslim Association
of Hamilton call upon all Hamiltonian's of good conscience,
of all walks of life, and of all religious affiliations to join us for a
public protest meeting concerning the situation in Gaza. Hamilton,
January 01, 2009
Hamilton Mosque, 1545 Stonechurch Road East, Hamilton
It is time to stand with
the people of Gaza.
Join us this Friday for “Save Gaza Vigil” to demand a halt to Israel’s murderous assault. Montreal,
January 02, 2009
The corner of
and McGill College Avenue.
Join us in solidarity with the Palestinian people
and to call for an end to Israeli apartheid. Vancouver,
January 03, 2009
(Robson side - corner Hornby)
The Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians, Not in our Name - Jews
against Israel 's
Wars, and other groups, are planning a demonstration against the Israeli
January 03, 2009
End the Siege on Gaza, Protest Israeli War Crimes. Montreal,
January 04, 2009
Carré Cabot: corner St. Catherine and
Atwater, (metro Atwater), Montreal, Quebec
Established in 1967,
the Canadian Arab Federation is a national, non-partisan, non profit and
membership-based organization. CAF represents Canadian Arabs on
issues relating to public policy.