Abdeen Jabara papers: 1956-1994 (Majority of material found within 1968-2003)
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Litigation/Court Cases [series]

The Litigation/Court Cases (8.0 linear feet) series contains eleven subseries: Arab-American Anti-Discrimination (ADC) vs. Janet Reno, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith, Cedar River Lawsuit, Jabara vs. the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Norton F. Dacey et al. vs. George Shultz et al., Other Cases, Palestine Congress of North America vs. Alexander Haig, Police Surveillance, Sirhan B. Sirhan Defense, State of Israel vs. Sami Esmail, and Ziad Abu Eain Defense. The series consists primarily of court documents, correspondence, press clippings, testimonies, and surveillance files related to Jabara's legal cases from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s. It is arranged largely as it was received. Less heavily documented cases have been placed in the Other Cases subseries.

 
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) vs. Janet Reno [subseries]

In this case, respondents sued petitioners for allegedly targeting them for deportation given their connections to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a politically unpopular group. When the suit was pending, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. This act restricted the judicial review power of the Attorney General.

Box   19  
Correspondence 1995
Box   20  
Legal Documents 1994-1997
Box   23  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1994-1997
Box   20  
Newspaper Articles and Background Research 1995-2000
Box   23  
Newspaper Articles and Background Research (cont.) 1995-2000
 
Anti-defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith [subseries]

The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith subseries is dedicated to a case that took place in San Francisco, California. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), formerly known as Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, is an organization that, among other tasks, monitors activities of extremist organizations and hate groups. The 1993 case involved a San Francisco area antique dealer Roy Bullock, who served as ADL's investigator, and San Francisco police Inspector and former CIA agent Tom Gerard. Bullock and Gerard gathered and forwarded information about individuals and organizations to the ADL. The investigation revealed that through Bullock and Gerard, ADL had compiled files on thousands of individuals and hundreds of groups across the political spectrum, predominantly Arab and Palestinian individuals and organizations, but also organizations such as NAACP, ACLU, labor unions, ACT-UP, Mother Jones magazine, and Jews for Jesus. Jabara was a member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) legal team working on a lawsuit against ADL. Material in the subseries is mostly dated 1993, unless otherwise specified, and includes legal research and background materials, court documents (pleadings, summaries) and their drafts, correspondence and memoranda, material about related cases, press releases, and unsorted newspaper articles and clippings.

Box   14  
ADL Defense
Box   14  
ADL history and background material 1978-1993
Box   16  
Anti-Defamation League - Fact Finding: Protection Against Extremism 1993-04
Box   14  
Articles and reports 1983-1994

(by Jabara and others)

Box   14  
Civil Disturbance Police Guidelines
Box   14  
Coalition Against Surveillance
 
Correspondence and memoranda
Box   14  
1976, 1986-1987

(related to case)

Box   14  
January-June 1993
Box   14  
July 1993-October 1994
Box   24  
July 1993-October 1994 (cont.)
Box   16  
April-August 1995
Box   16  
June-December 1997
Box   16  
March-November 1998
Box   16  
January-December 1999
Box   16  
January-September 2000
Box   16  
January 2001
 
Court documents
Box   14  
Affidavits and Exhibits
Box   16  
Affidavits and Exhibits (cont.)
Box   24  
Affidavits and Exhibits (cont.)
Box   16  
Applications for Settlement Agreement 1995-1999
Box   14  
Complaints
 
Declarations
Box   14  
Albert Mokhiber July 1993
Box   16  
Joanne Hoeper, October 1998
Box   16  
Paul N. McCloskey Jr., June 1999
Box   16  
Steven Zeltzer, June 1999
Box   14  
Discovery
Box   14  
Motion for Protective Order (ADL) October 1993
Box   14  
Motion to Discover (Tom Gerard) September 1993
Box   16  
Notices 1994-1999
Box   16  
Orders 1995-1999
Box   14  
Search Warrant (Tom Gerard) (2 folders)
Box   16  
Stipulation and (Proposed) Order 1998-2000
 
Status Report
Box   16  
Plaintiffs' Status Report Re Settlement with Defendant the City and County of San Francisco 1998
Box   14  
Summaries 1993-1998
Box   16  
Summaries (cont.) 1993-1998
 
FBI FOIA Cover Sheet Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
Box   25  
Number 4: 1942-46
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Number 6: 1946-7
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Number 7: 1946-49
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Number 10: 1954-55
Box   25  
Number 11: 1955-57
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Number 12: 1958-61
Box   25  
Number 14: 1962-65
Box   26  
Number 1
Box   26  
1968
Box   26  
Number 1: 1950-51
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Number 8: 1950-53
Box   26  
Number 9: 1953-
Box   26  
1968-1974
Box   26  
Number 15 Part 1: 1965-1992
Box   26  
1978-79
Box   24  
Law Enforcement Exchanges 1993
Box   14  
Los Angeles Board of Civil Service hearings 1992
Box   15  
Newspaper Articles and Clippings 1993-1999

(unsorted)

Box   16  
Newspaper Articles and Clippings (cont.) 1993-1999
Box   27  
Newspaper Articles and Clippings (cont.) 1993-1999
Box   14  
Pasadena, California 1992

(Vicky Tamoush)

Box   14  
Portland, Oregon ADL
Box   14  
Press releases
 
Research, legal
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ACLU vs. City of Chicago 1975
Box   14  
Congressional hearings 1948
Box   14  
Correspondence and memoranda
Box   14  
Drafts of court documents
Box   14  
Irwin Suall
Box   14  
Other cases against ADL

(inquiry by another firm)

Box   14  
San Francisco Arab American community
Box   14  
San Francisco Police Commission
 
Cedar River Lawsuit [subseries]

Brought forth by the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (1997), this lawsuit was the first in the state of Michigan to challenge a resort's attempt to develop and damage a public river. The resort – Shanty Creek – planned to pump large amounts of water from Cedar River for snow-making and irrigation, as well as use the river as a golf course water hazard. The settlement, however, restructured Shanty Creek's design plan in order to protect Cedar River and minimize environmental damage.

Box   24  
Cedar River (photograph) (1 photographs)
Box   22  
Correspondence and Memorandums 1990-1999
Box   24  
Correspondence and Memorandums (cont.) 1990-1999
Box   22  
Legal Documents 1997-1999, 1968
Box   24  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1997-1999
Box   22  
Pamphlets and Notices 1993-1997
Box   24  
Pamphlets and Notices (cont.) 1993-1997
Box   22  
Publications 1971-1999
Box   24  
Publications (cont.) 1971-1999
Box   24  
Research and Background Material 1972-1998
 
Jabara vs. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) [subseries]

The Jabara vs. FBI subseries consists mainly of court documents stemming from the lengthy trial that spanned the administration of several FBI directors, including L. Patrick Gray, Clarence M. Kelley, and William H. Webster. Jabara filed this case against the FBI, asserting that the FBI's investigation of him not only violated his fourth amendment rights, but also a provision of the Privacy Act. The investigation, which began in 1967, was the result of Jabara's interest and involvement in Arab causes. It included physical surveillance, inspection of bank records, warrantless electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), and third-party interviews. The files contain a large amount of correspondence, including that between Jabara and John H.F. Shattuck, his ACLU lawyer. Jabara eventually won his case against the FBI in 1984.

Box   3  
Background Information 1971-1982 (5 folders)
Box   4  
Case No. 80-1391 Jabara vs. William H. Webster et al.,1980-1981 (7 folders)
Box   4  
Case No. 82-1682 Jabara vs. William H. Webster et al. (Supreme Court Case) 1982-1983
 
Case No. 39065 Jabara vs. Directors' L. Patrick Gray, Clarence M. Kelley, William H. Webster
Box   3  
Bank Disclosure Legislation (H.B. 5237) 1975-1976
Box   3  
Court Documents 1972-1983 (15 folders)
Box   4  
Court Documents (cont.) 1972-1983 (10 folders)
Box   3  
Correspondence 1972-1986 (15 folders)
  Vault  
Jabara's FBI File 1968-1975 (4 folders)  [restricted; requires written permission of the donor]
 
Jabara vs. Manufacturer's National Bank of Detroit

The Jabara vs. Manufacturer's National Bank of Detroit subseries documents Jabara's concern that his activities were being observed and investigated by government agencies. By chance, he learned that the Manufacturer's Bank had inquired about accounts held by him at one of its branches. Upon suing the bank, Jabara discovered that this request had been prompted by an FBI inquiry, which then led to his suit against the FBI. Materials in these files include court documents and Jabara's correspondence with bank management.

Box   2  
Bank Disclosure Litigation Examples 1972-1973
Box   2  
Correspondence and Other Documents 1972-1974
Box   2  
Court Documents 1972
Box   3  
Press Clippings 1974-1983
 
Norton F. Dacey, et al vs. George Shultz, et al [subseries]

Dacey v. Shultz documents Jabara's role as attorney for the prosecution in the Norton Dacey v. George Shultz case, which challenged the national tax-exempt status of the Jewish fundraising organizations - United Jewish Appeal and Reconstituted Jewish Agency. This case claimed that these organizations were raising money to fund the political activities of the state of Israel.

Box   1  
Clippings 1972
Box   1  
Clippings (re. Jewish Appeal) 1972
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Clippings (re. Reconstituted Jewish Agency) 1970-1972
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Clippings (re. Reconstituted Jewish Agency) 1970-1972
Box   2  
Correspondence 1969-1972
Box   2  
Correspondence and Press Releases 1972
Box   2  
Court Documents 1973
Box   2  
Notes on the Case 1972
Box   2  
Publication: The Legal Status of Israeli-Zionist Fundraising in the U.S.A.: A Lawsuit by Abdeen Jabara
Box   2  
Research-Jewish Agency (Certificate of Incorporation, etc.) 1972
Box   2  
Statement before the House Ways and Means Committee 1973
Box   2  
Supporting Documents 1972-1973 (2 folders)
 
Other Cases [subseries]

This subseries contains court cases/litigation that are of a smaller nature, with less extensive documentation.

Box   9  
Ariel Sharon vs. Time, Inc. 1983-1984
 
Civil Liberties
Box   17  
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) vs. County of Hudson 2002

This document was created in March and faxed in April.

 
Madhavi R. Chintakuntla et al. vs. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Doris Meissner, Commissioner
Box   17  
May 5, 1996 Publication of Immigration Briefings by Lee J. Teran
Box   17  
Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendants' Opposition 2000
Box   17  
North Jersey Media Group, Inc.; New Jersey Law Journal vs. John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the U.S.; Honorable Michael Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge of the U.S
 
Doe vs. Bush
Box   24  
Legal Documents 2003
Box   9  
F.R.E.E.D.O.M. v. Henry Kissinger 1975
Box   9  
Harassment of Dr. Seif El-Wady Ramahi 1973-1975
 
Humanitarian Law Project et al. vs. Janet Reno, Attorney General of the U.S
Box   18  
Legal Documents 1998
Box   27  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1998
Box   18  
Newspaper Article 1998
Box   27  
Newspaper Article (cont.) 1998
 
Jabara vs. Bank of Commonwealth
Box   2  
Correspondence and Research 1974-1976
Box   2  
Court Documents 1975
 
James Lafferty, et al v. William Rogers et al

The Lafferty v. Rogers case is a Freedom of Information Act suit where the prosecutor sued for the right to access documents relating to the United States government's political and military involvement in the Middle East.

Box   4  
Correspondence 1971-1973
Box   4  
Court Documents 1971 (3 folders)
Box   4  
Research 1970-1971 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Katherine Amen vs. City of Dearborn 1983
Box   9  
Khalil and Yousef Odah v. State of Israel 1975 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Nagi Mohamed vs. Chrysler Corporation 1982
Box   9  
National Lawyers Guild vs. Attorney General et al. 1979
Box   17  
United States of America vs. Ibrahim Ahmad Suleiman 1997
 
Various Testimonies
Box   17  
Daniel Pipes - Attempts by Rogue Regimes to Influence U.S. Policy, presented to the Subcommittee on International operations and Human Rights of the House International Affairs Committee 1996-03-19
Box   17  
National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom Memo 1998-01-16
Box   17  
Seifeldin Ashmawy's Terrorism and the Middle East Process, submitted to the Subcommittee on Near East and South Asia 1994-12-08
Box   17  
Statement of Steven Emerson - Foreign Terrorists in America: Five Years after the World Trade Center Bombing, before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Government Information 1998-02-24
Box   17  
Steve Emerson -- Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the U.S. 1996-03-19
Box   17  
Summary of Key Parts of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
 
Palestine Congress of North America vs. Alexander Haig [subseries]

In Palestine Congress of North American v. Alexander Haig, Jabara represented a group of US citizens who, being landholders in Lebanon, sued the Secretary of State Alexander Haig. They claimed that by providing arms to Israel, the US government was responsible for damaging their property in Lebanon.

Box   5  
Correspondence 1982-1983
Box   5  
Court Documents 1983
Box   5  
Notes and Retainer Agreements 1983
Box   5  
Research and Press Clippings 1982-1983
 
Police Surveillance (Benkert et al. vs. Michigan State Police) [subseries]

In Benkert vs. Michigan State Police, the Michigan State police were accused of illegally and unconstitutionally collecting information on various political activists. Court documents, correspondence, press clippings and photocopies of Jabara's Detroit police files are contained in this subseries.

Box   2  
Correspondence 1975-1976
Box   2  
Correspondence 1982-1983
Box   2  
Court Documents 1975-1981
Box   2  
Press Clippings 1975
  Vault  
Jabara's Detroit Police File,1968-1975 (4 folders)  [restricted; requires written permission of the donor]
 
Sirhan B. Sirhan Defense [subseries]

Heavily documented is the case of Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant who in 1969 was convicted of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. Jabara, at age 28, became part of the defense team (with George Shibley and Luke McKissack of Los Angeles) that successfully appealed Sirhan's original death sentence. Jabara advised the original defense team (Grant B. Cooper and Russell Parson, later dismissed by Sirhan) on the political, historical, and cultural aspects of the case. Interestingly, despite the closed nature of the case, many conspiracies have arisen as to who really killed RFK. Along with files of court documents, interview transcripts, press clippings, and parole information, this subseries details the failed collaboration agreement between the writer Robert B. Kaiser and Sirhan to produce a book about the case.

Box   1  
Arguments addressed to the jury 1968
Box   1  
Bertrand Russell's statement on Middle East from New York Times 1970
Box   1  
Elizabeth Young Evans vs. Sirhan 1969
Box   1  
Interviews with Sirhan family members circa 1968 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Investigative Reports and Transcripts circa 1968-1969
Box   1  
Jabara's writing about the case 1969
Box   1  
Notes from the case circa 1969
Box   1  
Parole Correspondence 1978-1981
Box   1  
Parole Petition 1975
Box   1  
Parole Press Clippings 1981
Box   1  
Parole Respondent Statement 1981
Box   1  
Parole Rescission Consideration 1981
Box   1  
People of the State of California vs. Sirhan court documents 1968-1970 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Press Clippings 1968-1969
Box   1  
Psychiatric Evaluation 1975
Box   1  
Report of Investigation Board of Prison Terms 1981
Box   1  
Robert Kaiser Interview 1968-1970
Box   1  
Sirhan vs. Kaiser court documents 1970 (6 folders)
Box   1  
Sociological/Psychological research literature 1956-1968
Box   1  
Speech written by Jabara (?) concerning Middle East undated
 
State of Israel vs. Sami Esmail (Sami Esmail Defense) [subseries]

Jabara acted as a legal advisor in the defense of Sami Esmail in the State of Israel v. Sami Esmail, an Israeli court case. Sami Esmail, a Palestinian citizen and legal resident of the United States was imprisoned in Israel for alleged involvement in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, considered a terrorist organization by the state of Israel. When visiting his dying father in Israel, Esmail was arrested and signed a confession. Esmail and his supporters claimed that he was tortured, held without legal counsel, and coerced into confessing. He was convicted in 1978 for membership to a hostile organization and served 10 months of his 15 month sentence. This subseries contains clippings and correspondence relating to Esmail's trial and subsequent imprisonment, as well as unofficial transcripts of the court proceedings.

Box   5  
Clippings 1977-1979 (3 folders)
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Correspondence (FOIA Requests) 1978
Box   5  
Correspondence (Political Action) 1978
Box   5  
Correspondence and Press Releases 1978
Box   5  
Court Documents (Affidavits) 1978-1979
Box   5  
Israeli Court Transcripts, unofficial 1978 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Notes 1978
Box   5  
Sworn Statements 1978
 
Ziad (Ziyad) Abu Eain Defense [subseries]

In this case, Abu Eain was accused of setting off a bomb in a market area in Tiberias, Israel. The bombing killed two young boys and injured more than thirty others. After the bombing, Eain traveled to Chicago where he was arrested and Israel demanded his extradition. Abu Eain, however, sought a writ of habeas corpus to prevent extradition, claiming that there was little evidence for his crimes and that the bombing was politically motivated. The court determined that the bombing was not related to political upheaval, and that he would be surrendered to Israel upon a warrant.

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Abu Eain Defense Committee circa 1981
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 1981
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Buchwald Ruling on Extradition of Desmond Mackin 1981
 
Correspondence
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1979-1982, 1984 (7 folders)
Box   6  
Arabic circa 1980
Box   8  
Correspondence, Legal Documents, and Reports 1977-1985 (3 folders)
 
Court Documents
Box   6  
Case No. 79 M 175 (Extradition of Ziad Abu Eain) 1979 (10 folders)
Box   6  
Case No. 79 C 5477 (Abu Eain vs. Peter Wilkes, U.S. Marshall for the Northern District of Illinois, in U.S. District Court) 1979-1980 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Case No. 80-1487 (Abu Eain vs. Peter Wilkes in U.S. Court of Appeals) 1980-1981 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Various Legal Documents 1979-1981
Box   6  
Defense Exhibits
Box   7  
Department of State File (Abu Eain) 1979-1981 (5 folders)
Box   7  
Desmond Mackin Extradition Case Court Documents 1981
Box   7  
Extradition Act of 1981 (S. 1639) 1981
Box   7  
Extradition Information 1982 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Extradition Legislation 1981-1983 (6 folders)
Box   7  
Extradition, Political Offenses, and the U.S.-U.K. Treaty 1985
Box   5  
Grand Jury Investigation 1979
Box   5  
Human Rights Report, Department of State 1977
 
Jabara vs. Secretary of State (Alexander Haig and George P. Schultz)

(a Freedom of Information (FOIA) case wherein Jabara sued the Secretary of State for access to documents relating the Ziad defense)

Box   8  
Correspondence 1978-1985 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Court Documents (Case No. 81-71421) 1981-1984 (11 folders)
Box   5  
Jamel Yassin Confession and Trial Transcripts 1979, 1980
Box   5  
Jerome Radick Information, Court Documents 1979-1982
Box   7  
Mary Brightwell Edwards paper 1981
Box   5  
Mufida Jabar Confession 1979
Box   8  
Notes circa 1981-1982
Box   7  
Petition to Deny Extradition circa 1981
Box   9  
Photographs (Abu Eain and Pro-Palestinian March) undated
Box   7  
Political Offense Exception and the Rule of Non-inquiry Extradition paper circa 1982
Box   9  
Press Clippings 1979-1984 (7 folders)

(one folder is in Arabic)

Box   5  
Prison and Medical Reports (Abu Eain) 1979-1980
Box   7  
Receipts and Accounts 1980-1981
Box   7  
Reports on Mistreatment of Arab Prisoners by Israel circa 1981
Box   9  
Research, 7th Circuit Judges 1980
Box   9  
Research, General (4 folders)
Box   5  
Sami Esmail Information 1978-1979
Box   9  
Supporting Documents (in Hebrew)
Box   7  
Support for Abu Eain 1980-1981
Box   9  
Transcript of Proceedings (partial) 1979
 
Political and Cultural Activities [series]

The Political and Cultural Activities (3.5 linear feet) series contains information about Jabara's cultural and political activities. The series has been arranged alphabetically. Perhaps the most extensive portion of the series is the documentation of the 1977 National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Middle East Delegation that traveled to Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Territories in July 1977. This trip was taken to observe and report on the Palestine liberation movement, the state of opposition in Israel, and the condition and treatment of Palestinians living in Israeli Occupied Territories. Jabara was influential in arranging the trip and was also a member of the delegation. Included in this collection are several folders of correspondence, clippings that express the attitude towards the visit from the popular and legal press, and copies of the minority and majority reports compiled and published by the NLG.

Additional areas of strength in this series include press clippings and information about the Arab-American community in the Detroit Metropolitan area, documentation through papers and journals of the human rights abuses of Palestinians living in occupied Israeli territory, refuge camps, and prisons, and documentation of the harassment of Arab-Americans through testimonials and correspondence with Jabara. Materials of interest relating to "Operation Boulder" include correspondence and press clippings. Operation Boulder was a collaborative campaign initiated by President Nixon and included the FBI, CIA, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Department of Transportation. It began in September 1972 after 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Olympic games in Munich. The campaign called for the intensive investigation and screening of the activity of Arabs in the United States with the aim of eliminating possible terrorist acts against Israeli citizens. The series also contains extensive information about Jabara's native land of Lebanon, including correspondence and press clippings about the civil war in the mid-1970s and the treatment of Lebanese prisoners taken during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

Box   9  
AAUG (Association of Arab-American University Graduates) 1968-1976 (2 folders)

The nonprofit Association is open to university graduates of Arab origin, focusing on the development of the Arab world through professional services.

Box   23  
Abdeen Biography
Box   9  
ACD (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) 1980-1981
Box   9  
Black/Arab Coalition 1979-1983
Box   11  
Correspondence 1981-1982
 
Detroit Arab-American Community
Box   9  
Mounted Certificates for Palestine Day and Week 1977
Box   9  
Press Clippings 1976-1985
Box   10  
Foreign Affairs Committee, Testimony
 
Harassment of Arab-Americans
 
Correspondence
Box   10  
1972-1979
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1972-1973
Box   10  
Khaled Amghames File 1970-1972
Box   10  
Press Clippings 1972-1978
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Testimonials and Other Documents circa 1972-1974
Box   10  
William Biggin vs. INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) 1972
Box   10  
Hunt Oil Investigation 1973-1975
Box   10  
Imprisoned Members of the Iranian Socialist Workers Party
Box   10  
Israel Aliyah Center Literature 1969-1971
Box   10  
Israeli Human Rights Abuses (Publications and Literature) 1968-1975 (18 folders)
Box   11  
Israeli Human Rights Abuses (Publications and Literature)(cont.) 1968-1975 (6 folders)
Box   11  
Israeli Prison Conditions circa 1983-1985 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Jonathan Jay Pollard Espionage Case 1984-1986
Box   11  
Khalil Toame Defense Committee
Box   11  
Land Financing Course Notes 1980
  Online  
Law and Disorder radio "Lawyers You'll Like: Attorney Abdeen Jabara" 2016 [access item]
 
Lebanon 1975-1976, 1983-1984
Box   11  
Amin Gemayal's Visit to Detroit 1983
Box   11  
Correspondence
Box   11  
FOIA Requests 1984
Box   11  
Notes
Box   11  
Press Clippings
Box   11  
Resumes
Box   11  
Statements and Resolutions
 
National Association of Arab-Americans (NAAA)
Box   12  
Correspondence 1973-1974
Box   12  
Membership Guidelines Binder circa 1973
Box   12  
Press Clippings 1973
 
National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Middle East Delegation
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Book Review from Brooklyn Journal of International Law for NLG Report 1980
Box   12  
Correspondence 1974-1979, 1981 (9 folders)
Box   12  
Correspondence (Arabic) circa 1976-1977
Box   12  
Guild Notes and other Press 1975-1978
Box   12  
In the Struggle Newsletter 1975 (3 issues)
Box   12  
Jerusalem Post (scattered issues) 1975
Box   12  
Majority Report of NLG Concerning Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories 1978
Box   12  
Minority Report of NLG on Treatment of Palestinians in Israeli Occupied Territories 1978
Box   12  
Reports and Papers (3 folders)
Box   12  
Press Clippings 1976-1979
Box   12  
Resolutions circa 1977-1978
Box   12  
Statements, Interviews, etc. circa 1976-1977
Box   12  
Nazareth Democratic Front
 
Operation Boulder
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Correspondence and Documents 1972-1976
Box   13  
Court Cases Involving Investigation and Harassment 1971
Box   13  
The FBI and Domestic Intelligence by John T. Elliff 1972
Box   13  
Press Clippings 1972-1979 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Organizing Committee for Clemency for Sirhan
 
Palestine Human Rights Campaign
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Bulletin 1979-1980
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Correspondence 1979-1980
Box   13  
Meeting Minutes and Reports 1980
Box   13  
P.L.O Detroit Visit 1976
Box   13  
Socialist Workers Party Case (vs. Attorney General) 1983
 
South Lebanon Prisoners
Box   13  
ACCOUNT records 1982
Box   13  
Collection (newsletter) 1982-1983
Box   13  
Correspondence 1982-1983
Box   13  
International Center for Information on Palestinian and Lebanese Prisoners, Deportees and Missing Persons 1982-1983
Box   13  
Lawyers Statements 1972
Box   13  
News Clippings 1982-1983
Box   13  
Palestinian Cultural Heritage Association (P.C.H.A.) records 1982-1985
Box   13  
Red Cross Communications 1982
Box   13  
Reports and Papers 1982-1983 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Testimonials 1982
Box   13  
Stephen Franklin Articles undated
 
United Automobile Workers (UAW) Arab Workers Caucus
Box   13  
Articles and Papers undated
Box   13  
Press Releases circa 1973-1974
Box   13  
Press Clippings 1973
 
U.S. Aid to Israel
Box   13  
Correspondence 1983-1985
Box   13  
Papers and Press Clippings circa 1982-1985
 
Publications [series]

This series covers multiple publications that are not as topical in nature, and cover a wider variety of material.

 
Articles and Magazines
Box   11  
Palestine Digest (scattered issues) 1971-1972
Box   11  
Unpublished Mellison Article
Box   23  
Lexis Nexis 1972-1994
Box   23  
Newsletters, Pamphlets, and Fliers 1981-2002
Box   24  
Newsletters, Pamphlets, and Fliers (cont.) 1981-2002
 
Newspapers
Box   24  
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Intelligence Activities 1987-1996
Box   11  
Press Clippings 1979-1981
Box   17  
Terrorism and Extremism 1993-1999
 
Various Clippings
Box   21  
Forward 1991
Box   21  
Forward Jan-June 1992
Box   21  
Forward July-Dec. 1992
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Forward Jan-June 1993
Box   21  
Forward July-Dec. 1993
Box   21  
Forward Jan-June 1994
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Forward July-Dec. 1994
Box   21  
Forward Jan-June 1995
Box   21  
Forward July-Dec. 1995
Box   21  
Forward Jan-June 1996
Box   21  
Forward July-Dec. 1996
Box   21  
Forward Jan-June 1997
Box   21  
Forward July-Dec. 1997
 
Washington Jewish Week (WJW) Clippings
Box   22  
WJW 1993
Box   22  
WJW 1994
Box   22  
WJW 1995
 
Poetry and Literature
Box   11  
Middle East Literature 1968-1972
Box   11  
Zionism & Racism and a poem written by Jabara 1967, undated
 
Topical Files [series]

(The Topical Series (6.0 linear feet) parallels Jabara's original arrangement. Jabara's papers were compiled through various subfolder headings. For example, headings include: Bin Laden, Global Response (to 9/11), Friends of the Cedar River, and AIPAC +/- Forward.)

 
Arab-Israeli Relations and Conflicts [subseries]

The Topical Series (6.0 linear feet) parallels Jabara's original arrangement. Jabara's papers were compiled through various subfolder headings. For example, headings include: Bin Laden, Global Response (to 9/11), Friends of the Cedar River, and AIPAC +/- Forward.

 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee was founded in 1951 by Isaiah L. "Si" Kenen. AIPAC's mission is to empower pro-Israel activists, promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship with members of both political parties in Congress.

 
Conferences
Box   22  
AIPAC 24th Annual Policy Conference 1983-06-12-1983-06-14
Box   22  
AIPAC Policy Conference 1984-04-28
Box   19  
Correspondence and Memos 1983-2003
Box   19  
Chronicling AIPAC's Connection to Various PACs 1990-1992
Box   19  
Correspondence (will likely delete - TBD) 1984-1992
Box   20  
Correspondence and Memos (cont.) 1983-2003
Box   22  
Correspondence and Memos (cont.) 1983-2003
Box   20  
Exhibits 1988-1992
 
Federal Election Commission (FEC) Litigation

Created in 1975, the Federal Election Commission administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), which governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC include disclosing campaign finance information, enforcing the provisions of law, and overseeing the public funding of presidential elections. FEC litigation focuses primarily on multiple court cases that involved the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The focal case was James Akins vs. FEC, in which registered voters questioned if AIPAC was a political committee subject to regulations and reporting requirements enforced by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The regulation in question was spending thresholds, which AIPAC had crossed. Ultimately, the FEC ruled that AIPAC had crossed spending thresholds, but was not required to adhere to reporting because it was an issue-oriented organization rather than campaign-related.

 
Court Cases
 
Citizens for Percy '84 et al. vs. Federal Election Commission
Box   19  
Legal Documents 1984
Box   22  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1984
 
Common Cause et al. vs. Federal Election Commission
Box   19  
Complaint - Drafts 1978-1992
Box   19  
Legal Documents 1979
Box   19  
Congressman Charles G. Rose vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Box   19  
Legal Documents 1983-1984
Box   22  
Eugene Branstool et al. vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC) 1995
Box   19  
Harvey Furgatch vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC) 1987
 
James E. Akins et al. vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC)
 
Final Draft of Complaint
Box   20  
Legal Documents 1992
Box   20  
Correspondence and Communication 1992
Box   19  
Legal Documents 1989-2003
Box   20  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1989-2003
Box   22  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1989-2003
Box   19  
Telecommunications Research and Action Center et al. vs. Federal Communications: Petition for Review 1984
Box   20  
Notes and Background Material
Box   20  
Case Law 1980-1986
Box   19  
Legal Documents 1989-2000
Box   20  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1989-2000
Box   22  
Legal Documents (cont.) 1989-2000
Box   20  
Political Action Committee (PAC) Research and Background 1991-1993

The majority of these materials were sent to Jabara from the National Association of Arab Americans (NAAA).

 
Publications
Box   19  
Council for the National Interest Foundation (CNI) Newsletters 1990-04-1992-08
Box   19  
Newspapers and Articles 1983-1998
Box   19  
PACs and Lobbyists 1983-1992
Box   20  
Newspapers and Articles (cont.) 1983-1998
Box   22  
Newspapers and Articles (cont.) 1983-1998
 
Newspaper Clippings
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1991 Forward
Box   21  
1992 AIPAC+
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1992 Forward
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1993 Forward
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1994
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1995
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1996
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1996 Forward
Box   21  
AIPAC+ 1997
Box   21  
AIPAC+ WJW (Washington Jewish Week)1993
Box   21  
AIPAC+ WJW 1994
Box   21  
AIPAC+ WJW 1995
Box   22  
Pamphlets and Newsletters 1986-1998
 
Political Documents
Box   22  
105th Congress: Bill to Amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
Box   20  
Percentage of Overlapping Candidates among Represented PACs 1986-1988
Box   22  
Political Profiles for 1983-1984
Box   20  
Political Profiles 1987
Box   20  
Research Materials on the Clinton Administration
 
Research and Background Material
Box   18  
Binder 1: Volume 4
Box   18  
Binder 2: Volume 5
Box   18  
Binder 3: Volume 8
 
Arabs in America
Box   17  
Newspaper and Web Articles 2001-2002
Box   17  
The Aftermath of September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arab Americans (paper)
 
Israeli Fundraising in U.S.
Box   20  
Newspaper and Journal Articles 1994-1996
Box   20  
Statement of Abdeen Jabara before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives Concerning the Tax-Exempt and Tax-Deductible Status of Israeli Fund Raising in the United States 1973-03-16

Fax sent with this document, June 3, 1996.

 
Humanitarian Law Concerns [subseries]

This topical file highlights human rights and cultural liberties, particularly related to Arab and Muslim culture, immigration, and war crimes. Subsections in this file are individually and thematically based, and emphasize Jabara's concern for Arab human rights in a 9/11 post-world.

 
Abdeen - Civil Liberties Case Files
 
Case File 1
Box   20  
Correspondence 1996-1998
Box   20  
Publications 1987-1996
 
Case File 2
Box   20  
Correspondence 1990-1993
Box   20  
Newspaper Articles 1991
Box   20  
Notes and Memorandums 1991
Box   20  
Center for Constitutional Rights Donor Campaign 2001
 
Civil Liberties
Box   22  
Conferences 1997
Box   17  
Correspondence and Memorandums 1996-2002
Box   23  
Correspondence and Memorandums (cont.) 1996-2002
 
Court Cases/Legal Documents
Box   23  
1996
 
Journals and Papers
Box   17  
Amnesty International's Concerns regarding Post September 11 Detentions in the USA March 2002
Box   17  
Commission on Human Rights: Written Statement Submitted by Human Rights Advocates, Inc., a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status 2002
Box   17  
Jeffrey Toobin's Ashcroft's Ascent: How Far Will the Attorney General Go? (The New Yorker) 2002-04-15
Box   17  
Michael Ratner's (President, Center for Constitutional Rights) War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? 2002
Box   17  
Newspapers and Articles 1996-2002
Box   23  
Newspapers and Articles (cont.) 1996-2002
Box   17  
Web Articles 2001-2002
 
Cultural Evidence
Box   23  
Legal Documents 1991-1997
Box   23  
Leti Volpp's "Talking 'Culture': Gender, Race, Nation, and the Politics of Multiculturalism" (journal article) 1996
 
Ghassan Khairredin
Box   17  
Correspondence 1998
Box   17  
Legal Documents 1998-1999
Box   17  
Newspaper Articles 1998-1999
Box   17  
Research and Background Information 1998
 
Immigration and Naturalization
Box   23  
Court Cases/Legal Documents 1985-1997
 
Iraq
Box   27  
Correspondence - Ramsey Clark to Ambassador concerning Iraq 2000-01-25
Box   27  
International Conference - Interventionism against International Law: From Iraq to Yugoslavia The Recourse to Economic Sanctions and War in the 'New World Order'" 1999-11-20-1999-11-21
Box   27  
"Sanctions, Strikes, and Oil for Food: Humanitarianism of the 'New' World Order" by M. Ashraf El-Bayoumi
 
Muslim JD
Box   23  
Correspondence 1999
Box   23  
Law and Muslims: The First Muslim JD Conference for American Muslim Lawyers 1999-10-02
 
Phares, Walid
Box   23  
Correspondence, Memorandums, and Phares' Resume 2003
Box   23  
Web Articles 1996-2003
 
Qana

The Qana Massacre took place on April 18, 1996 in a village in Southern Lebanon. Israel Defense Forces fired artillery shells at a United Nations compound where Lebanese civilians had taken refuge. 106 civilians were killed and around 116 injured.

Box   23  
Petition: Haidar Bitar, Chadia Zarour, and Wuroud Abboud vs. Israel 1970
 
Sal Mustapha
Box   23  
Legal Documents 2000
Box   23  
Newspaper Article 2000
 
War Crimes
Box   20  
"War Crimes Don't Pay" (newspaper article)
 
Yagman, Stephen
Box   22  
Correspondence and Memorandums 1996
Box   22  
Publications 1996-1997
 
Terrorism: Pre and Post 9/11 [subseries]

This topical file pertains to national and international responses to terrorism, pre and post September 11th. Subsections highlight particular individuals, organizations, regions, and facets of terrorism, for example, Post 9/11 Al Qaeda.

 
Abu Marzook

Abu Marzook was born in the Gaza Strip and traveled to the United States to earn his PhD in Industrial Engineering. While living in the U.S., Marzook became involved with Hamas, a Palestinian militant Islamic group. Marzook was elected as Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau and subsequently moved to Jordan (1991) where he was suspected of planning numerous terrorist attacks. In 1995, Marzook was arrested in the U.S., and Israel requested his extradition. Ultimately, Israel decided not to extradite Marzook and he was deported to Jordan, but was later deported in 1999.

Box   19  
Litigation/Legal Documents 1995-1997
Box   27  
Litigation/Legal Documents (cont.) 1995-1997
Box   27  
Petition/Call to Action
 
Publications
 
Journal Articles and Papers
Box   27  
Ahmad Rashad's Politics and Justice: The Case of Musa Abu Marzuq (United Association for Studies and Research) 1995-10
Box   27  
Dr. Musa Abu Marzuq: The Man, the Movement, and the Affair
Box   27  
Terror for a 'Noble' Cause: The Case Against Hamas Leader Musa Abu Marzuq (Anti-Defamation League) 1996
Box   27  
Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1995-1997
 
Anti-Muslim Reaction
Box   23  
Newspaper Articles 1995-2000
 
Base in London
Box   17  
Newspaper Articles 2001-2002
 
Charities
Box   20  
New York Times - "Some Charities Suspected of Terrorist Role" 2000
 
Chechnya

A federal republic of Russia, Chechnya has a complicated history with Russia. Separatist forces continue to advocate for an independent state, and terrorism has been utilized. For example, in October of 2002, Chechen rebels attacked a Moscow theater and held around 900 civilians hostage.

Box   20  
Newspaper Articles 1999
 
Mahmoud Salim
Box   17  
Extradition 2000-05-18
Box   17  
G-203 to G-233: Travels 1998-09-16
Box   17  
G-252 to G-284: Conditions/Family 1998-09-21
Box   17  
G-299 to G-328: Telephone Numbers and Friends 1998-09-23
Box   17  
G-329 to G-341 1998-09-24
Box   17  
G-352 to G-377 1998-09-28
Box   17  
Passport - translation 1997
Box   17  
Personnel Document on Salim's Father (Joann) 1993-2000
Box   17  
Salim Affidavit 2000-05-01
Box   17  
Search 1998-09-17
Box   17  
Travel - Hotel Receipts 1995
 
Mustapha Elnore (Seif)

From New Jersey, Mustapha Elnore was charged with perjury during a grand jury investigation into the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Mustapha was also alleged of conspiring to assassinate Rabbi Meir Kahane, as well as being connected to a circle of Brooklyn-based Arab militants in the early 1990s.

Box   23  
Legal Documents
Box   23  
Newspaper Articles 1999
 
Osama Bin Laden
Box   17  
Newspaper and Magazine Articles 2001-2002
Box   17  
Web Articles 1998-2002
 
Pre 9/11 Al Qaeda
Box   17  
Newspaper and Web Articles 2001-2002
 
Pre 9/11 Terror
Box   17  
Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1997-2002
Box   23  
Newspaper and Magazine Articles (cont.) 1997-2002
 
Post 9/11 Al Qaeda
Box   17  
Newspaper and Web Articles 2001-2002
 
Post 9/11 Global Response
 
Cuba - Fidel Castro
Box   17  
Speech Given on September 11, 2001
Box   17  
Speech Given in Response to September 11 (September 22, 2001)
Box   17  
Newspaper Articles 2001-2002
 
Terror Attack
Box   17  
Newspaper and Web Articles 2001
 
Terror Group Lists
Box   20  
"U.S. Revises List of Terror Groups" (newspaper article)
 
Reyati, Bassam

The Uncle of Rashid Baz, who shot at a van of Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish students traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge. The shooting killed one student and injured three others. Bassam Reyati owned the car Baz used to commit the crime. He was convicted of concealing evidence and was sentenced to 5 years of probation and a $1,000 fine.

Box   23  
Correspondence 1999
Box   23  
Legal Documents 1998-1999
Box   23  
Sabra and Shatila Massacre: The Crimes of Brigadier General Amos Yaron (binder)

The massacre, which killed between 762 and 3,500 civilians – Palestinian and Lebanese Shiites – was carried out by a militia connected to the Kataeb Party, with help from Israeli allies. The Party claimed that the motive of the massacre was the assassination of Bachir Gemayel, the leader of the Lebanese Kataeb Party.

 
Sudan
Box   23  
Aftermath of Al-Shifa Pharmaceutical Factory Bombing (photographs) (12 photographs)
Box   23  
Correspondence and Memorandums 1925-1999
Box   23  
Legal Documents 1994-1999
Box   23  
Newspapers and Articles 1997-1999