Press Release: Protest Against Colin Powell Attending London Fundraiser for Jewish National Fund, Sunday 15th January, 5.30pm

Date: 15th January 2006
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Outside London Park Lane Hotel, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE
Organisers: Islamic Human Rights Commission 07958 522196
Friends of Al-Aqsa 07711 823524
Palestine Solidarity Campaign 02077006192

On the 15th of January, former U.S secretary of state Colin Powell will be a guest speaker for a fund- raising dinner at the Park Lane Hotel for the Jewish National Fund.

The Jewish National Fund is a quasi-official organisation of the Israeli state. It was established with the sole purpose of raising funds for the acquisition and development of land in Palestine for illegal Jewish settlements. The JNF owns around 14% of the land in Israel, and is prohibited by its own constitution from selling or leasing this land to Arabs. In fact it has publicly stated that no Arab may live on or buy back land once it has been purchased by the JNF.

A peaceful protest has been organised outside the hotel. We urge all friends of Palestine to attend and demonstrate.

Organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission, Friends of Al Aqsa Palestine Solidarity Campaign.[END]