[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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UJP Activist: Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian  
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*When:* Sunday, September 29, 2013, 7:00 pm
*Where: *First Parish Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) • 3 Church St •  
Harvard Square T • Cambridge

Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the  
Israeli Occupation, will talk and sign copies of his new book, *Shattered  
Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace [1] *

This hard-hitting critique of the Obama administration's failure in the  
Middle East is written in a clear and accessible style and maps out an  
informed history of the Obama administration's policies and maps out a true  
path forward for the United States to help achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.

President Barack Obama's first trip abroad in his second term took him to  
Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, where he despondently admitted to those  
waiting for words of encouragement, “It is a hard slog to work through all  
of these issues.” Contrast this gloomy assessment with Obama’s optimism  
on the second day of his first term, when he appointed former Senate Majority  
Leader George Mitchell as his special envoy for Middle East peace, boldly  
asserting that his administration would “actively and aggressively seek a  
lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.” How is it that  
Obama’s active and aggressive search for progress has become mired in the  
status quo? Writer and political analyst Josh Ruebner charts Obama’s  
journey from optimism to frustration in the first hard-hitting investigation  
into why the president failed to make any progress on this critical issue,  
and how his unwillingness to challenge the Israel lobby has shattered hopes  
for peace.

Sponsored by /Massachusetts Peace Action, United for Justice with Peace,  
American Friends Service Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, American  
Jews for a Just Peace, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Code Pink/.

United for Justice with Peace [2] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

/Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP today.  

info at justicewithpeace.org [4]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [5] Upcoming Events:  Shattered Hopes:  
Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace [6] Sun Sep 29 7:00pm  
First Parish Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) Cambridge Daniel Ellsberg:  
Morison Prize Lecture [7] Mon Oct 7 3:30pm MIT Campus Cambridge Soul Clap’s  
Dance Jam for Peace [8] Sun Oct 13 8:00pm Middlesex Lounge Cambridge
/More Peace and Justice Events [9].    How to Submit Events [10]/ 

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