April

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PWW journalist heads to Mideast eyewitness coverage of occupation of Palestine

Judith Le Blanc, vice chairwoman of the Communist Party USA and correspondent for the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo, left April 14 for a two week tour of the Middle East and the Occupied Territories. Le Blanc will report on the current situation in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. Audio broadcasts on the web are being planned. Le Blanc is a part of a 16-person delegation sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). The goals of the FOR delegation, which was photographed in the USA on the day of their departure, include learning first-hand about the conflict through staying in homes and meeting with Palestinian and Israeli activists and organizations involved in work for peace, human rights, and an end of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.