February 18, 2004 | Press Release

“The Human Cost of Terrorism”

“The Human Cost of Terrorism”

FDD Hosts Photo Exhibit and Press Conference at The Hague During UN Court Hearings on Israel’s Security Fence on February 23.

Washington, D.C. – The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) will host a two-day photo exhibition in The Hague, Holland, showing the photos and stories of the some of the thousands of Israelis – Jews, Christians and Muslims, white and black, young and old – who have been murdered or maimed in Palestinian terrorist attacks since 2000.

“The Human Cost of Terrorism” is a photographic essay based on interviews conducted in Israel in August 2003 by Mark Dubowitz, a Vice-President of the FDD, and Jason Schwartz, a free-lance Canadian photographer. The exhibit can be viewed online at www.humancost.org.

With the world’s attention focused on the UN’s court and its hearings into the legality of Israel’s construction of a terrorism prevention barrier, the exhibition is a stark reminder of the human cost of terrorism – a cost the barrier is designed to reduce.

Exhibition:                    February 23rd and 24th, from 9am -7pm

Press Conference:         February 23rd, from 12-2pm

The Nieuwspoort International Media Center,
Wandelganger I Room, Lange Poten 10
Parliament Buildings
The Hague, Holland

The following FDD representatives will speak at the press conference:

·        Richard Carlson (U.S. Ambassador Ret.) – FDD’s Vice-Chairman and former Director of Voice of America during the final six years of the cold war.

·        Mark Dubowitz – FDD’s VP Strategic Development, and co-creator of the exhibition.

·        Richard D. Heideman Esq., counsel for the FDD, and author of the “Friend of the Court” Brief that FDD submitted to the International Court of Justice on January 30, 2004.