[act-ma] 3/27 Acknowledging the Past-Imagining the Future: Palestinians and Israelis on 1948 and the Right of Return

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Mar 23 21:52:51 PDT 2008

*nabkapic.jpgAcknowledging the Past-Imagining the Future: Palestinians 
and Israelis on 1948 and the Right of Return*

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*Thursday March 27^th , 7-9 PM*

*Friends Meeting House*

*5 Longfellow Park-off Brattle St.*


This speaking tour explores Israeli and Palestinian experiences of 1948, 
the creation of the Palestinian refugee crisis and the role of the right 
of return in any just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mohammad Jaradat is a Palestinian activist and co-founder of Badil 
Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, 
established in 1988. Badil takes a right-based approach to the 
Palestinian refugee issue through research, advocacy and promoting the 
participation of refugees themselves.

Eitan Bronstein is a Jewish Israeli educator, activist, and Director of 
the Israeli organization, Zochrot. Zochrot, founded in 2002, seeks to 
educate Jewish Israelis about al-Nabka, the Arabic word for 
“catastrophe”, which refers to the 1948 displacement and dispossession 
of Palestinians. Bronstein was jailed three times as a reserve soldier 
after refusing to serve in Lebanon and the West Bank during the first 

Sponsored by: Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, 
Cambridge-Bethlehem People-to-People Project, Cambridge UJP, Friends of 
Sabeel-New England, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, Jewish Women for 
Justice in Israel/Palestine, Living Stones, Somerville-Medford UJP, 
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, UJP 
Israel/Palestine Task Force, Watertown Citizens for Environmental 
Safety/Justice with Peace Task Force

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