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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palestine before 1948

Why this video now? There is no special occasion. I just wanted to make sure that, in the midst of worrying about our economy, elections, civil rights, war in Iraq, and every important thing in life, we don't forget about the millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants who continue to dream and wait to return to their own towns and villages.

U.N. Resolution 194 calls for the return of those refugees, but Israel has yet to comply with it. (Israel also ignores other UN Resolutions demanding an end of its occupation of the West Bank -including East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights)

Realizing peace in that region will depend on Israel ending its occupation of Palestinian land and the return of the refugees.

How long is Israel going to hold the whole region, including its own citizens, hostage to its aggressive and apartheid policies?

Are there current Israeli leaders who are brave enough to start this process?

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