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Hesham Tillawi

Hesham Tillawi

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

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  • Country of residence : United States
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1959
  • Age : 56
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Hesham Tillawi is a Palestinian-American writer, TV talk show host, and political analyst living in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a doctoral degree in international relations from Bernelli University, (formerly Berne University in St. Kits), located in Virginia. He was elected vice president of the national executive committee of the Palestinian American Congress in 2004.

Tillawi's weekly two-hour television show, "Current Issues", began to be carried by Bridges TV, a Muslim television network, in late 2005. Tillawi used the show to vocalize criticism against Israel's treatment of Arabs and Muslims. Jeff Rense, an American conspiracy theorist and radio talk-show host, praised Tillawi for defending Jewish people in the face of antisemitism. The Anti-Defamation League, however, said his show was "a megaphone for Holocaust deniers and white supremacists seeking to broadcast their hatred and anti-Semitism into American homes" with a "who's who" of notable American antisemites including David Duke, Willis Carto, Edgar J. Steele, Mark Weber, and Bradley Smith.

After a 2006 episode in which he interviewed Lyndon LaRouche, Tillawi said he got phone calls and e-mails protesting LaRouche's appearance on the show. Tillawi defended his decision to have LaRouche as a guest, saying that people had to hear what LaRouche has to say and make their own judgment.

Carried briefly on Bridges TV, "Current Issues" was dropped by the station in May 2006. It continues to be broadcast on public-access cable and is also available over the Internet.

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Achievements and Awards

- He was elected vice president of the national executive committee of the Palestinian American Congress in 2004.

- Tillawi hosts and produces “Current Issues,” a two-hour interview / call-in show.

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