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). 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. 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, Kevin B. MacDonald 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.
- Current Issues TV website
- Tillawi, Hesham, "Letter to David Duke," October 13, 2005
- Tillawi, Hesham, "The Moment of Truth Is Now for Arabs," July 18, 2006
- Tillawi, Hesham, "The New Middle East: Be careful what you wish for, you might actually get it," Al-Jazeerah.info, August 9, 2006
- Tillawi, Hesham, "Iraq: A Job Well Done," Al-Jazeerah.info, November 29, 2006
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