Jennifer Bing co-directs AFSC’s Middle East Program. Along with co-workers Shirien Damra, Daniel Kaplan, and Darlene Gramigna (who has pulled together previous spring breaks), Jennifer organized the 2013 alternative spring break for Earlham College students in Chicago. The students organized a vigil on the campus of Illinois-Chicago to protest Israel’s continued demolition of Palestinian homes and to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death.
Q: Please talk about AFSC’s alternative spring break.
Join an interfaith group of people of conscience calling on all consumers and stores to stop buying and selling SodaStream products, which are manufactured within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory.
Phyllis Bennis http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/phyllis is a fellow at boththe Transnational Institute and the Institute for Policy Studies inWashington DC, where she directs the New Internationalism Project.Bennis worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East issues. World Affairs Series. She is also the author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer; coauthor of Ending the U.S.
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