A dispatch from Cairo

As a senior member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, I received the following “dispatch” from Cairo:


July 2, 2013

Dear Members of the Board of Governors:

Tonight, I share with you this very timely and truly courageous “Live From…” short video, straight from Cairo.

Many of you had the privilege of hearing from and meeting Dalia Ziada (short biography below) at the AJC Global Forum and I know you must be as inspired as I by her courage and leadership.  Dalia recorded this critical message exclusively for AJC.

Here is the short link to the video on the AJC.org website: http://bit.ly/13jYIF4.  Please share this video far and wide in your networks through email and within your social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter.  Events are unfolding by the minute and this is a unique message that should be shared quickly.

During this week of celebrating America’s independence, I know you join me in gratitude for Dalia and all of our friends, who fight for freedom and independence every day for all people.

Dalia Ziada is an award-winning Egyptian human rights activist, socio-political analyst, and public speaker, and serves as Executive Director of the Cairo-based Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, which advocates for human rights and civil freedoms in Egypt and the Arab world. Newsweek named her two years in a row (2011 and 2012) as one of the world’s most influential and fearless women.  CNN cited her in 2012 as one of the Arab World’s eight agents of change, and The Daily Beast, in 2011, called her one of world’s 17 bravest bloggers.

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