The Muslim Public Affairs Council held a special event called "Set the Truth Free: The Freedom Flotilla & the Future of Palestine" on Saturday, June 19th in Southern California, featuring Ambassador Edward Peck's eyewitness account of Israel's attack on the humanitarian convoy. The event will also feature musical performances and share important opportunities for advocacy and action.
Ambassador Peck was part of the 700-member Freedom Flotilla convoy which sought to deliver more than 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid and supplies to the people of Gaza and to break Israel's nearly four year crushing blockade of Gaza, before it was intercepted with deadly force by Israeli commandos. A retired career U.S. diplomat who served 32-years in the U.S. Foreign Service, Peck served as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq under President Jimmy Carter and as Deputy Director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan Administration.
Bringing together activists and musicians, 'Set the Truth Free' is our chance to raise our voices for the voiceless people of Gaza, who are suffering from one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent decades which is compounded by Israel's blockade. The importance of continued action, education, and advocacy has never been clearer. Join us as we explore how to transform this act of injustice into effective action that can create a brighter future for Palestinians.