Webinar: Palestine-Israel – where to look for hope?

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May 15th 2021, around 150,000 people attend the March for Palestine protest; they converged at the Israeli Embassy but were blocked and eventually met with resistance by the met Police. (credit:  Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash)
Please join in a discussion with Peter Beinart, Editor-at-large of Jewish Currents; Diana Buttu, Palestinian lawyer, analyst and former legal advisor to the PLO negotiation team; and Daniel Levy, President of the U.S./Middle East Project. The session will be moderated by Rebecca Abou-Chedid, USMEP non-resident Fellow.  Following short interventions by the panelists, there will be a discussion and Q&A.
Date: Thursday,  December 2, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST
Location: On-line zoom webinar
Information: Event information here →
Tickets: Free, but must register
Event Details

The three-week long May crisis in Palestine-Israel was in part a repetition of well-rehearsed scenes of devastation, but it also witnessed something unusual – a broad Palestinian mobilization transcending a Palestinian landscape normally characterized by fragmentation and atomization, alongside a shift in the public discourse and debate, most notably in the US.

As familiar patterns of behavior reassert themselves, and with business-as-usual approaches coming from the new governments in Israel, the US, and the Muqata bubble (or worse in the case of Israel applying a ‘terror designation’ to six leading Palestinian NGOs), we pose the question: where should one look for hopeful signs of change and fluidity, for a path to get beyond permanent impasse, occupation and inequality?

More information here →

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