- Founder and Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance
- Participant in the U.N. World Conference Against Racism
Barbara Lubin is the founder and Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), a children’s advocacy organization based in Berkeley, California that raises funds for organizations based in the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and Iraq that refuse to recognize Israel’s existence. In 1991, Lubin was abducted by armed guerillas from the terrorist group Hizbullah, in Lebanon. She struck up a conversation with her captors and stated afterwards, “Hizbullah… They’re just ordinary schleps like the rest of us.” She is also quoted as saying, “If Slobodan Milosevic is tried by the international courts, then Henry Kissinger, (former President) George Bush and Ariel Sharon should be in there with him…They butchered Arabs.” In late 2001, Lubin was a participant in the largely anti-Semitic World Conference Against Racism that took place in Durban, South Africa. In August 2004, on the Berkeley-based Flashpoints radio program, Lubin stated that she wants the United States “to cut all aid to Israel.”
Lubin has appeared at numerous rallies showing support for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cast the sole vote against the U.S. going to war against al-Qaeda after 9/11.