Recently the Washington, DC-based Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP), hosted its annual winter conference entitled, "Israel’s Policy of Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing." Hisham Sharabi, chairman of CPAP, set the hostile tone for the daylong seminar with his opening remarks: "In the face of relentless Israeli force, the only weapon the helpless and desperate have is to fling their bodies against the beast. Suicide bombings are no longer the lone act of desperate fanatics, but have become a conscious weapon of resistance and war. The culture of death and self-sacrifice is spreading in many Arab and Muslim countries. With unprecedented force being unleashed against helpless people, the task of recruiting hundreds, if not thousands of men and women willing to die has become a routine organizational matter in the resistance process." According to its web site, the funding CPAP’s operating expenses "is derived from investment income. Community assistance grants are funded through donations from private individuals in the United States and abroad