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Al Jazeera - The Holy Land Five Documentary (2016)

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Release Date: 03/18/2024

Marwa Osman - Transformation of the Axis of Resistance at the Syrian Crossroad (2017) show art Marwa Osman - Transformation of the Axis of Resistance at the Syrian Crossroad (2017)

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Marwa Osman, 'Transformation of the Axis of Resistance at the Syrian Crossroad', Syrian Conflict Conference. As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out directly we have an email address at: [email protected] We have AIA business cards with QR codes - please email or DM us to have one mailed to you  

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CAIR Florida conducted an interview with Dr Al-Arian in 2020 while he is/was living in Turkey. It is part of their EXPOSED video series - the description is as follows: EXPOSED series highlights Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist who was silenced by the US government through imprisonment and “secret evidence.” He joined us from exile in Turkey. This video series was produced to further CAIR-FL’s mission by exposing Civil Rights abuses from political prisoners to police brutality. While the opinions expressed by guest speakers in this program series do not reflect any official...

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1: Sami Al-Arian interview (2002) 2: Press Conference at the Shabazz Center in Harlem for Sami Al-Arian. His daughter asks for his release and right to return to his family. (2008) 3: If Americans Knew collaboration with the Al-Arian family / collective for his freedom (2008) 4: Democracy Now Interview with Sami - Sami Al-Arian Released After 5.5 Years in Prison After more than five-and-a-half years behind bars, Palestinian professor and activist, Sami Al-Arian, has been released from prison. Immigration authorities released him on bail on Tuesday after they failed to explain his continued...

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The Beatings of Palestinians (1988): This Week Thames Television Peter Gill Gaza in 1988: Report follows how Israeli occupation forces beat to death two Palestinian teenagers, including a Christian, following Israel's dove Rabin's orders to smash the bones of native Palestinians. Bernard Mills, Director of UN Operations in Gaza in 1988: They come to people's homes ... and [Israeli soldiers] beat the people inside... The vast bulk of the cases there has been no arrest. They have gone in. They have beaten up the young people, often the entire family. As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with...

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Diana Buttu, Eddie Mukue - Stories of Apartheid from South Africa to Palestine (2008) show art Diana Buttu, Eddie Mukue - Stories of Apartheid from South Africa to Palestine (2008)

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A national speaking tour featuring a South African reverend and Palestinian lawyer started off at the Palestine Center on Monday, 10 November 2008. The tour, sponsored by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (www.endtheoccupation.org), draws on the parallels between the South African and Israeli systems of apartheid. Apartheid, according to the International Criminal Court, refers to “an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” Ms. Buttu...

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Documentary featuring commentary from Walid Khalidi, amongst other historians on the era leading up to the Nakba. Notes: This is missing the 6th track, so continuity does not totally track midway (35:35) timestamp, jumps from part 5 to part 7.  As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out directly we have an email address at: [email protected] We have AIA business cards with QR codes - please email or...

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Leila Khaled put out a statement with the PFLP - it does come with a backing audio track that we could not totally isolate away from the speaking. Khaled is part of the PFLP international leadership council currently and resides in Jordan, released from Israeli prisons as part of a prisoner exchange. As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out directly we have an email address at: [email protected] We have...

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Paul Findley, former Congressman (R-IL), spoke about the need to fundamentally remake America's Middle East policy during the next Presidential administration. He spoke at the annual Palestine Center conference, 10 October 2008 in Washington, DC. www.palestinecenter.org The second audio is from the 2015 National Press Club conference - Findley speaking on the AIPAC lobby. As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out...

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Episode S0136, Recorded on May 15, 1974 Guests: Fayez A. (Fayez Abdullah) Sayegh, William Orbach, Lynn Greenberg, Salah Almazani As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out directly we have an email address at: [email protected] We have AIA business cards with QR codes - please email or DM us to have one mailed to you  

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Filmed a day after the Ted Koppel town hall meeting - Nelson Mandela speaks with Jim Lehrer on his work in America and for the ANC. As always, edited by Ian Anderson (@), with special thanks / credit to Sina Rahmani + The East is a Podcast. Robin Brickner is our social media coordinator. Our Twitter presence is @, and if you would like to reach out directly we have an email address at: [email protected] We have AIA business cards with QR codes - please email or DM us to have one mailed to you

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First clip is from Noor Elashi, daughter of Ghassan Elashi - video published prior to the trial in 2007.

Soon after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001, the largest Muslim charity in the United States - the Holy Land Foundation - was shut down, its assets frozen and five of its senior staff arrested by the FBI. The charity was founded in California in 1989 and provided aid to a number of Palestinian causes. It also offered help to refugee communities in Jordan, Lebanon and other needy people across the Middle East and the rest of the world. As the charity grew and revenue increased, claims emerged against the foundation. The 1990s saw groups like the Anti-Defamation League and politicians such as the former Governor of New York City, Eliot Spitzer, and former Congressman Anthony Wiener lobby against the charity. These groups appealed to the Clinton administration to shut the charity down, but failed. The US government eventually responded to similar accusations, allegedly made by the state of Israel. The claims made were that the charity was a front for an illegal money-laundering operation, diverting funds to Hamas via zakat committees in the Occupied West Bank. Hamas, in turn, had been designated "a terrorist organisation" by the US government. "It was a huge record that the government created, an administrative record - and it was basically garbage. It was newspaper articles, interviews that were translated from Arabic to Hebrew to English," says Nancy Hollander, one of the lawyers defending Shukri Abu Baker, a founder of the foundation. "And we discovered when we did our own translations that their translations were completely wrong, that the government was relying on information that was completely false. But it didn't matter." The five foundation founders were charged with providing "material support" to Hamas.

During the first trial in 2007, their defence team struggled to deal effectively with two secret expert witnesses called by the prosecution whose "evidence" was not shared in advance. Nonetheless, the jury failed to agree on the charges brought against them and the judge declared a mistrial. "More than 8,000 documents and the United States government didn't have a single American document that condemns the Holy Land Foundation. They might have had circumstantial evidence or doubts, but the only evidence was Israeli. And these documents were forged," says journalist Osama Abu Irshaid. The former US Consul General in Jerusalem also points out that the US Agency for International Development funded the same zakat committees named in the indictment of the foundation and continued to do so for three years after the charity was shut down. The Holy Land Five is a two-part documentary looking at the controversial trial of the Holy Land Foundation leaders. The films use interviews with defence and prosecution lawyers, family members, phone calls with the men themselves in jail - and reconstruction of court proceedings, to examine the case against the five men.

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