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Nakba Museum funded by EU- UN- World Bank via "Welfare organisation" connected to Al Aqsa Hamas 'humanitarian fund"
January 6, 2006
MIM: The Welfare Association has announced plans to begin an internationally funded "Rememberance" museum to commemorate the hoax of what Arabs call "Al Nakba" (castrophe) which is meant to support the false claim of Arabs to Israel by portraying them as having 'dispossed' in 1948. The museum will not only be an exercise in historical revision, portraying Arabs as the victims of what cynically depict as a Jewish orchestrated Holocaust- (and what they call the resulting (Diaspora) it will be a monument to Jihad. The Welfare Association works together with the Al Aqsa humanitarian fund - which is a bogus 'charity' whose offices were shut down in several European countries for being tied to terrorism. The funding being given to purpetrating this perfidious view of history (and malifide exploitation and misappropriation of Holocaust jargon and leitmotiefs) is another example of how the EU, UN, World Bank and other NGO's are aiding and abetting incitement to terrorism.
Welfare Association is launching a national museum, to operate as an independent, non-profit organization, for the purpose of recording and reflecting Palestinian history. A technical team of specialists in a variety of fields is engaged in planning the museum project. The museum is to be based in Jerusalem but satellite locations are being considered in Birzeit, Bethlehem and Abu Dis until a suitable Jerusalem location can be identified. The museum will concentrate on the last 300 years of Palestinian history and will contain permanent and multimedia exhibits, a library and research center, and an educational resource center.
The Welfare Association has built an Endowment Fund of $36 million through earmarked donations from members. Investment earnings are used to cover WA's management and administration costs and some program expenses. Excess proceeds are reinvested so that the Endowment Fund is constantly being replenished and is a stable basis for the sustainability of the organization.
In addition to members' fees and donations, the Welfare Development Fund in the US and the Welfare Association-UK have been active in fundraising among Palestinians in their respective communities. Local Resource Development committees have operated in Bahrain, Greece, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates to oversee and ensure local fundraising initiatives, conferences, exhibitions and other activities, and to raise additional funds for projects through targeted campaigns. Major campaigns were organized for projects in Support for the Palestinian Child (1996-97), for Jerusalem (1997-98), and for the Palestinian Remembrance Museum project launched in 1999 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of al-Nakba, the 1948 dispossession and dispersal of the Palestinian people.
The Welfare Association performs a significant role for the international community as a local implementing agency in Palestine for larger partners. Donors who require a Palestinian organization with demonstrated expertise in management, co-funding and catalytic operations find that Welfare Association's successful experience with umbrella grant programs, broad project implementation and its reputation for credibility and transparency make it a reliable partner.
International partners include the World Bank, the European Union, the Islamic Development Bank, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the OPEC Fund, the Arab Bank, UNRWA, UNESCO, Norwegian People's Aid, and Ford Foundation, among others. By coordinating with the international community, Welfare Association has played a pivotal role over the years in mobilizing additional funds for Palestinian development projects.
MIM: Al Aqsa is a known Hamas organisation which raises money for terrrorism and was banned in Europe
The latest crisis, which began in March 2002, has resulted in many more dead and injured, and great destruction of community property and services, especially essential emergency health services. Due to the deteriorating situation and the dire, emergency needs of the Palestinians, the Welfare Association's special Al-Aqsa Humanitarian Fund needs your support TODAY!
Please send your donations to:
Welfare Association Al-Aqsa Humanitarian Fund Arab Bank, Shmeisani Branch Amman, JORDAN
Welfare Association is headed by a Director General and organized into three departments: Programs and Projects, Resource Development and Information, and Finance and Administration. Welfare Association's head office is in Geneva, where the Association is officially registered. More than 60 professional staff members and consultants work out of its four offices: Operations Headquarters in the West Bank which includes the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program (OCJRP), the Palestinian NGO Project and the IT for Youth Project field offices in Gaza and Beirut; and the Resource Development and Information Department in Amman.
Welfare Association staff and technical consultants have expertise in program development and project support based on their professional involvement in regional development organizations and in the local public and NGO sectors.
Welfare Association is a private, non-profit foundation established in 1983 in Geneva to support Palestinian society in sustainable development. Officially registered under the name Welfare Association, it has become better known in the region by its Arabic name, Ta'awoun, meaning cooperation. Its contributions have totaled over $100 million for development projects from 1983-2000, a period that has spanned occupation, political transition and the state-building process in Palestine.
Welfare Association draws on Palestinians in the Diaspora and other Arabs to contribute their intellectual and financial resources toward the reconstruction and development process in Palestine. The organization is dedicated to help strengthen non-governmental and community institutions and organizations, to assist Palestinian efforts to improve the quality of services provided by social organizations, and to enhance national culture, heritage and identity. Welfare's own assistance, and the outside donations it raises from regional and international organizations, are directed to Palestinian projects in the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza, the areas occupied in 1948 and Lebanon, serving the 4.2 million Palestinians in these areas.
The Welfare Association assists Palestinian development efforts through three program tracks: Culture and Identity, Human Resource Development, and Capacity-building. Assistance to the Palestinian community in Lebanon encompasses another major Welfare Association concern.
The Culture and Identity (CI)
program focuses on strengthening Palestinian cultural awareness especially in the 1948 areas of Palestine, undertaking rehabilitation and reconstruction in Jerusalem through the Welfare Association's Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program (OCJRP), supporting culture and artistic activities in Jerusalem, and establishing the Palestine Remembrance Museum, a special project for the Welfare Association.