Solidarity with Palestine
Nov 12, 2009
Wesam Ahmad, program officer from Al Haq—an independent legal and
human rights organization based in Ramallah—addressed a packed meeting at
the Solidarity Center here on Nov. 4. The meeting was co-sponsored by Al-Awda
New York, Palestine Right to Return Coalition; International Action Center;
Nord Sud XXI; and the U.S. Palestine Community Network, New York Chapter. The
meeting was co-chaired by Lamis Deek of Al-Awda and Sara Flounders from the
Along with the sponsoring organizations, the meeting was attended by
representatives of the Arab Muslim American Federation; American Muslims for
Palestine; Peoples Organization for Progress; Neturei Karta; FIST (Fight
Imperialism, Stand Together); Workers World Party; International League of
People’s Struggles; Picture the Homeless; Bail Out the People Movement;
Peoples Video Network; along with many Palestine solidarity activists.
Wesam Ahmad was part of a delegation from Al Haq that attended the United
Nations General Assembly discussion on the findings of the Goldstone Report.
The report details war crimes and crimes against humanity by Israel, the
occupying power, and allegedly by Palestine, the occupied nation.
Al Haq came to New York to advocate for the U.N. General Assembly to fully
endorse the Goldstone Report. This is a crucial step that may possibly lead to
prosecution of Israeli perpetrators before the International Criminal