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ADC Meets with Secretary Rice

Washington, DC | June 14, 2007 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) President, Hon. Mary Rose Oakar, met with Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and members of her staff on Monday June 11th, 2007 at the State Department, along with seven representatives of organizations in the Arab-American community.
Among the topics raised were the plight of the Palestinian people and their quest for statehood; the situation in Lebanon and the indiscriminant use of cluster bombs during the conflict last summer; the need for diplomacy with Iran and Syria; and finally the ongoing destruction and tragedy of Iraq. During the meeting with Secretary Rice, ADC President Mary Rose Oakar reminded Secretary Rice that President Reagan suspended aid to Israel following their use of cluster bombs against the Lebanese civilian population after the onset of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in the 1980s.
In addition, ADC President Mary Rose Oakar presented the Secretary with this year‘s ADC Annual National Convention agenda, themed “Toward a More Perfect Union” and a copy of the ADC Research Institute landmark report released just days earlier at the convention entitled “Eyewitness Lebanon, July — August 2006: An International Law Inquiry.” The report comprehensively documents the many violations of international law and the laws of war, the destruction of Lebanon, and the tragedy to its people; both Lebanese citizens and Palestinian refugees.
Please contact ADC for copies of the report, or for more information.