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Seeing the Reality of Palestine/Israel

An interview with Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Area Program Coordinator

Jon Krieg: Kathleen, please tell us about your recent meeting with staff for Senator Tom Harkin. Who was involved and what did you talk about?

Dinner: Free Palestine Movement Fundraiser

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

FPM team dock Greece

FPM team on dock in Greece

FPM team with  SS Sphendoni, docked in Greece

Five members of Free Palestine Movement team -- Edward Peck, Joe Meadors, Gene St. Onge, Janet Kobren, Paul Larudee -- together for first time since their return from atack on Freedom Flotilla.

Tickets $40 advance, $50 at door.

Iowans Call for an End to U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence

A Statement by Kathleen McQuillen at a Vigil for Gaza held in Des Moines on June, 2, 2010

Let me start by saying that we decry all violence. We mourn all loss of life. Today, however, we are focused on the attack perpetrated by Israel against civilians in a relief convoy in international waters, and on the siege of Gaza which led to this tragedy.

Trillion

1 trillion

Trillion, directed by Sergio Rico, is a powerful film about a very large number. It will inspire you as well as inform you about the kind of world we live in today. On behalf of the Quaker youth program in Old Chatham, New York, we want you to know, that's all.

AFSC Responds to Attack on Humanitarian Shipment to Gaza

boys in gaza

Participants in the Quaker Palestine Youth Program work in the park and enjoyed planting trees and getting to know each other.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is aggrieved by the deadly Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which was carried out in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The flotilla was attempting to break the Israel-imposed embargo against the people of Gaza by delivering humanitarian relief and construction materials to Gaza’s blockaded port.

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Protest the Caterpillar Shareholders Meeting in Chicago

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

 
Midwest Regional Action to support BDS
  
We're planning something big for this year's shareholder meeting, and need your support at the protest! If you travel for one BDS event this year, consider making it the Caterpillar shareholder meeting in Chicago!

Gaza: A Look Inside the Devastation

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Susan Johnson is one of only a handful of outside persons allowed inside Gaza in the months following the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli war against Gaza. Traveling with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in May of 2009, Susan interviewed and photographed Gazans reeling from Israel’s punishing bombardment.

Author Mark Braverman Addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Excerpted from The Friendly Line, newsletter of the Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting

By Sherry Hutchison

Mark Braverman, author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land, was featured at a May 4, 2010 lunch and conversation cosponsored by AFSC and the Grace United Methodist Church and Society Committee.

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