Israel-Palestine

Iowans to Focus on Peace in Palestine-Israel

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Global Movement of Non-Violent Resistance Against Occupation in Palestine

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Marking the World Council of Churches' Week for Peace in Palestine and Israeli, a panel discussion of campaigns for boycott, divestment, and sanctions:   Dalit Baum, professor at Haifa University and Beri College in Israel, founder of "Who Profits from the Occupation", an initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel, and "Activist in Residence" with Global Exchange in San Francisco ...  Dorothy Wonder, member of Women in Black and of the Israel-Palestine Task Force of the United Methodist Church, CA - NV Conference ...

Refusing to Be Enemies: An Evening with Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presentation followed by discussion with author, on her interview-based study of more than 100 Israel and Palestinian nonviolent activists, their strategies and challenges in pursuing a just peace.  Free, donations invited, book on sale.  Wheelchair accessible.

Refusing to Be Enemies: An Evening with Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presentation followed by discussion with author, on her interview-based study of more than 100 Israel and Palestinian nonviolent activists, their strategies and challenges in pursuing a just peace.  Copies will be available.

Refusing to Be Enemies: An Evening with Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Refusing 2 B Enemies cover

cover of book

Anthology of Palestinian and Israel nonviolence activists

Presentation followed by discussion with author, on her interview-based study of more than 100 Israel and Palestinian nonviolent activists, their strategies and challenges in pursuing a just peace.  Copies will be available.

Sponsored by AFSC and BFUU-Social Justice Committee.  Wheelchair accessible.  Donations appreciated.

Refusing 2 B Enemies cover

cover of book

Anthology of Palestinian and Israel nonviolence activists

Is a Palestinian State Still Possible?

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 3:00pm

Separation Wall

Separation Wall

Palestinian children stand near the Separation Wall built by Israel.

Samar Sarhan and Fayiz Ahmed Abusharkh

Today, 63 years after the Nakba – the “catastrophe” – wherein 750,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their homes to make way for the newly proclaimed state of Israel, new hope emerges. The United Nations is planning to vote on Palestinian statehood in September 2011.

Samar Sarhan and Fayiz Ahmed Abusharkh will share personal stories of the Nakba – what it meant to them and their families, and what it would mean today to have Palestine declared a state.

From Gaza with love: mourning Vittorio Arrigoni

AFSC staff of the Palestine Youth Program in Gaza have sent the following message to express their grief at the abduction and killing in Gaza on 14 April 2011 of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian citizen and member of the International Solidarity Movement.

Braverman to Keynote Iowa MFSA Banquet

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 5:30pm

Mark Braverman

Mark Braverman

Mark Braverman is author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land. His visit with church leaders in Des Moines is one example of AFSC Iowa's peacebuilding efforts throughout the year.

Mark Braverman is the keynote speaker for the Iowa Methodist Federation for Social Action's Annual Awards Banquet.  Dr. Braverman is a charter member of American Jews for a Just Peace, and author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land.   MFSA's Social Action Award will also be given at the Banquet.

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