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FlashBack to May 1998

                ADC AND "THE QUILT"*

                          Palestinian Student, Columbia University


 For months the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination has been touting
 "the Quilt"*, its major effort in this the 50th anniversary year of
 Israel's creation and the Palestinian "disaster". Last Friday ADC
 culminated its grand effort by unveiling "The Quilt" outside the U.N.
 But no one seemed to notice, hardly anyone even came (even though it
 took place the day after Israel's latest shooting of hundreds of
 Palestinians), and actually the police outnumbered the protestors
 many times over.

 It really was rather "pathetic" to quote one student activist. Though he
 had gone planning to participate, "It was so demoralizing...I didn't
 even stay" he dejectedly concluded.

 [Those seeking more background about all this, and why it is politically
 significant, should refer to the MER April article titled "Deir Yassin
 Remembered and 'The Quilt'-- Always too late, too little, too weak, and
 too co-opted" available at the website: www.MiddleEast.Org].

 * "The Quilt" was sewn from patchs and meant to symbolize Palestinian
   villages that are no more.

    NOTE TO READERS: These matters relating to organizations in
    Washington are important not so much because of the inividual
    incidents but because these "client organizations" increasingly
    spung up the efforts, monies, and hopes of many, nearly always
    channeling everything in unimportant, non-controversial, and
    inconsequential directions. They are in fact the representatives
    of the Arab "client regimes" that nurture, sponsore, and control

    Furthermore, because of the growing censorship combined with the
    behind-the-back rumor-mongering engaged in by ADC, AAI (The
    Arab American Institute), and what are now a stable of
    Washington-based "client organizations" -- both Arab and Jewish --
    MER is paying considerably more attention to the Washington
    scene. Just like there are "client-regimes" in the Middle East
    itself, there is now a network of funded and controlled
    "client-organizations" as well, both in the region and in Washington.

    Simply said: honest, principled, sophisticated people truly concerned
    about the Middle East want to, and need to, know about these things.
    So MER will be paying more and closer attention. Upcoming: "The
    Co-opting of Muslim organizations."

 From previous MER article:

           "It's so unfair... After 50 years the Israelis have nuclear weapons,
           the Mossad, Hollywood, a kosher White House, and their own Assistant
           Secretary of State; while the Arabs have corruption, secret-police,
           pathetic Arab-American organizations, Arafat, and the 50th
           anniversary quilt!"

           "The ADC Convention Program is designed to suit diplomats and
            well-known Arabs and is tasteless."

                               21 ADC "Chapter Presidents" in
                               letter demanding major changes
                               recently sent to ADC HQ in Washington

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