AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and affiliated organizations have long been bending politicians’ ears and filling their pockets, supporting the brutal occupation of Palestine and trying to push the US into war with Iran. Racism is the force that both helped to create and now helps to sustain and justify the brutal occupation of Palestine and the accompanying police state.
Now is the time to connect the dots and challenge state-sponsored violence and racist police at home and abroad. Whether your motto is #FreePalestine or #BlackLivesMatter, we must unify our movements to call for an end to global militarism and the plague of racism. February 28th – March 3rd, when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in DC to address AIPAC and a joint session of Congress, join activists from around the country to #ShutDownAIPAC!
Sponsors include: CODEPINK – Humanity for Palestine – US Campaign to End The Israeli Occupation – Jewish Voice for Peace – Students for Justice in Palestine East – If Americans Knew – Friends of Sabeel North America – Jews for a Just Peace for Palestinians – Boycott from Within – Answer Coalition – United States Palestinian Community Network – Just Foreign Policy
This video presents the inspiring speech in Arabic with English subtitles of Archbishop Atallah Hanna as filmed at the Sixth International Annual Al-Awda Convention. The convention was held in Anaheim California May 16-18, 2008 to mark the 60th Year of the Nakba and Struggle to Return.
Archbishop Theodosios "Atallah" Hanna is a distinguished Arab nationalist and spiritual leader for Palestine. He is Archbishop of Sevastia of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. He is also the designated spokesperson for the Greek Orthodox Church for all of Palestine. The Archbishop is a member of the Arab Nationalist Congress as a representative of Palestine, and has received numerous awards for his work to strengthen Arab unity and for being a powerful spokesperson for the Palestinian cause.