[act-ma] Thursday April 28, Israel and Palestine: Are Peace and Justice Possible? A Report From the Ground at the JP Forum

Liz Wambui lizw at ips-dc.org
Wed Apr 13 12:03:16 PDT 2011

Join us at the JP Forum for---

Israel and Palestine: Are Peace and Justice Possible? A Report From the Ground

When: Thursday April 28 at 7:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Speakers: Alice Rothchild and Alan Meyers 

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Alice Rothchild and Alan Meyers are Boston-area doctors who have led multiple delegations to Israel and Palestine. As members of The Health and Human Rights Project of American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP), they have worked with NGOs in clinics, hospitals and refugee camps. They will share stories and analysis from their most recent visit in January 2011 that included interviews with both Jewish Israelis and Palestinian activists in Israel and the West Bank.

The Forum will focus on issues of civil rights, water, health care, and the impact of occupation on both the occupiers and the occupied. Alice and Alan will describe the current state of checkpoints, the separation wall, the expanding Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as the rightward swing of Israeli politics. They will also discuss the growing boycott, divestment and sanction movement as a nonviolent and creative option to move the possibilities for peace forward on a grass roots level in the face of years of stalled peace processes.

Besides a Q & A with the speakers, representatives from local organizations working  on these issues will be at the Forum.  We promise plenty of time for informal conversations with these activists.

Co-Sponsored by: American Jews for a Just Peace and Jewish Voice for Peace Boston

For more information, please visit www.jamaicaplainforum.org

Elizabeth Wambui
Institute for Policy Studies-Northeast Office
Office Manager and Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
E-Mail: LizW at Ips-dc.org
Program on Inequality and Common Good

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