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January 16, 2010

Short films from our November study tour

Filed under: CNI/CNIF activities,Gaza,Helena's travels,Jerusalem,Jordan,Lebanon,Syria — Helena Cobban @ 7:55 am

I have been working with Dominic Musacchio, the videographer from our November ‘Political pilgrimage’ study tour to Israel and all its neighbors, to present some good short cuts from the many hours of footage he took on the tour.  We’ve finally come up with a good, illustrative collection of his films, which you can view here.

I’ve also been doing a huge amount of reorganization in our office.  (We may have some candid shots of us all moving the furniture around, that we’re willing to post here, later on… Or not.) We have a few more days of the reorganizing to be doing– and then it’ll be full steam ahead, getting back to running the excellent lineup of programs CNIF has planned for 2010.

The films present views and voices that people in the U.S. don’t get to hear enough from. Tell us which ones you find most interesting!



  1. Europe’s elected lawmakers face facts on the ground of Gaza’s rubble
    The European Union parliamentary delegation, consisting of 60 members from 12 nations, held a press conference yesterday evening upon its arrival in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing. Sir Gerald Kaufman, the senior British Labour Party legislator heading the delegation, described the visit as a message of solidarity with Gaza in its struggle to end the Israeli siege.” Our suffering to arrive here is nothing compared with the long suffering of the Gaza Strip population due to the suffocating, unfair Israeli siege imposed on them,” Kaufman said.

    He also called for the prosecution of Israeli officials who had “authorized the use of white phosphorus bombs” during last year’s military onslaught against the residents of the Gaza Strip, which left over 1.400 Palestinians dead, thousands wounded and some 20.000 buildings destroyed.

    Sir Gerald Kaufman also declared his support for the recent move by British human rights activists to seek an arrest warrant for Israeli political and military top officials in Great Britain. “We have had a fuss in our country about the inability of certain Israeli politicians to visit Britain for fear of being arrested,” Kaufman said referring to the aborted visit of a delegation of Israelli senior military officers to Great Britain in order to avoid an arrest warrant for presumed war crimes. “Anyone who uses the white phosphorus against civilians must be taken to court for war crimes” Kaufman explained.

    Comment by Salah — January 16, 2010 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

  2. I took a look at the website and I was disappointed that it doesn’t have material on many places in the Middle East. Actually, all your foundation presently seems to cover is Israel. Do you intend to expand the material available, or is that the limit of your interests?

    Comment by Joe in Australia — January 17, 2010 @ 12:25 am | Reply

  3. Joe in Australia,

    You looks more talking of yourself limits as shown in this form by many posts you commenting example like here

    Comment by Salah — January 17, 2010 @ 2:57 am | Reply

  4. Could you rephrase that please, Salah?

    Comment by Joe in Australia — January 17, 2010 @ 5:37 am | Reply

  5. Salah, dismiss “Joe in Australia”‘s condescending remarks: your meaning was perfectly clear. He is on hasbara patrol (powered by GIYUS http://giyus.org/).

    The curious thing about Joe in Australia is what he is doing in Australia at all.  Why hasn’t he made Aliyah by now? He is sorely needed in Hebron.

    Comment by ndk — January 19, 2010 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  6. I’m astonished at your response, ndk. I can’t see any reason for you to hold such a view. As for Salah, I can see that English isn’t his first language. I didn’t understand his reply but I think I’ll wait for him to explain it rather than ask you to act as an intermediary.

    Comment by Joe in Australia — January 21, 2010 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

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