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FlashBack to May 1998
ADC AND "THE QUILT"*
"I WENT AND SAW...
IT WAS SO PATHETIC...
I DIDN'T EVEN STAY... IT WAS SO DEMORALIZING."
Palestinian Student, Columbia University
MER - WASHINGTON - 5/18:
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.
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
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
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
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:
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
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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