By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator
A recent opinion piece in the Washington Post calls for the US to consider cutting military aid to Israel; Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, takes a bid for Palestinian statehood to the UN; and 35 organizations in Iowa join AFSC in sponsoring a conference to change US policy.
Palestine’s olive trees may seem a long way from the cornfields surrounding Ankeny, Iowa. But on a recent crisp fall weekend, a major conference organized by AFSC’s Iowa staff and focusing on US policy in the Middle East brought the two lands closer together in spirit.
Kathleen McQuillen on the Federal Budget and Palestine-Israel
Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks with Fallon Forum guest host Jon Krieg about the federal budget, military overspending and an upcoming interfaith conference on Palestine-Israel.
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