Event: The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths (Saturday)

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Please join our brothers and sisters at Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for this thought-provoking conference.
Date: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA  98125
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: $15.00 general / $5.00 student
Brown Paper Tickets
Event Details

An overview of the current situation in Palestine/Israel with respect to the recently passed Israel Nation-State Law, the current condition of Gaza, and the challenges faced by the media in reporting these events. Internationally known speakers include:

  • Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian human rights lawyer
  • Julia Pitner, Executive Director of Institute of Palestine Studies
  • Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha
  • Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of the Gaza Mental Health Program
  • Alison Weir, Founder of If Americans Knew

Event program here →

Event: The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths (Saturday)

kairos ps logo

Please join our brothers and sisters at Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for this thought-provoking conference.
Date: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA  98125
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: $15.00 general / $5.00 student
Brown Paper Tickets
Event Details

An overview of the current situation in Palestine/Israel with respect to the recently passed Israel Nation-State Law, the current condition of Gaza, and the challenges faced by the media in reporting these events. Internationally known speakers include:

  • Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian human rights lawyer
  • Julia Pitner, Executive Director of Institute of Palestine Studies
  • Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha
  • Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of the Gaza Mental Health Program
  • Alison Weir, Founder of If Americans Knew

Event program here →

Event: The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: Uncovering and Reporting the Truths

kairos ps logo

Please join our brothers and sisters at Kairos Puget Sound Coalition for this thought-provoking conference.
Date: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA  98125
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: $15.00 general / $5.00 student
Brown Paper Tickets
Event Details

An overview of the current situation in Palestine/Israel with respect to the recently passed Israel Nation-State Law, the current condition of Gaza, and the challenges faced by the media in reporting these events. Internationally known speakers include:

  • Jonathan Kuttab, Palestinian human rights lawyer
  • Julia Pitner, Executive Director of Institute of Palestine Studies
  • Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha
  • Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director General of the Gaza Mental Health Program
  • Alison Weir, Founder of If Americans Knew

Event program here →

Something extraordinary happened in Israel this week . . .

Villagers and activists facing arrest for protesting the attempted demolition of Bedouin Palestinian dwellings at al-Khan al-Ahmar, West Bank, Oct 15, 2018. (photo: Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
. . . The Bedouins of al-Khan al-Ahmar halted the bulldozers.

By David Shulman | The New York Review of Books | Oct 26, 2018

Already it can be said that a small group of unarmed, ordinary human beings, appalled by the injustice about to be inflicted upon innocents and prepared to face reckless violence without flinching, have achieved a moral victory that cannot be measured in purely instrumental terms.

Something extraordinary has happened this week at the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Khan al-Ahmar, on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem and adjacent to the main road going south toward Jericho and the Dead Sea. First, there is the remarkable fact that the village still exists — after months of waiting, day by day, for the bulldozers of the Israeli army to arrive to demolish it. But even more astonishing is the fact that, for several days, over a hundred activists — Palestinians, Israelis, and a few internationals — faced the heavily armed soldiers and the riot police, not known for their gentle ways, and triumphed, at least for the moment. The imminent demolition of the entire site and the violent expulsion of its inhabitants have now been postponed for some weeks, according to the Israeli cabinet’s decision on October 21.

There is even a chance, however slight, that the Bedouins of al-Khan al-Ahmar will in the end be moved to a site only a few hundred yards from their present place, according to the plan that they themselves proposed, long ago, to the Israeli authorities, who rejected it at the time out of hand. Sometimes, it happens that a certain place, like this rocky hill, becomes a battleground between opposing value systems and opposing forces, each of which recognizes what is at stake. For the Israeli right, the Bedouins of al-Khan al-Ahmar are one of the last obstacles to a far-reaching annexationist program. They also have the incorrigible flaw of not being Jews in a Jewish state now run on exclusionary ethno-nationalist principles.

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