Friends of Sabeel--North America (FOSNA) is pleased to present a regional conference with the theme "Seeds of Justice and Hope for Palestinians/Israelis: What is Required of US?" All who wish to learn more about the situation in Palestine/Israel are cordially invited to attend.
Featured Speakers include:
• Rev. Brian McLaren ~ leading Christian pastor in the emerging church movement and
author of Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road? and more.
• Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek ~ founder and director of Sabeel-Jerusalem and author of
A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation.
• Max Blumenthal ~ New York Times best-selling author. His new bold and
controversial book is Goliath:Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.
• Hatem Bazian ~ is a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic
Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, co-founder and Chair of American
Muslims for Palestine and author of Jerusalem in Islamic Consciousness.
• Miko Peled ~ author of The General's Son.
• Pamela Olson ~ author of Fast Times in Palestine.
• Phyllis Bennis ~ author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer.
• Mark Braverman ~ author of A Wall in Jerusalem.
• Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb ~ author of Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence.
• Josh Ruebner ~ author of Shattered Hopes: The Failure of Obama's Middle East
• Rev. Don Wagner ~ co-founder of FOSNA and of Evangelicals for Middle East
Understanding and author of Dying in the Land of Promise.
• Mads Gilbert MD ~ specialist in anesthesiology and emergency medicine at
Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Author with Erik Fosse of Eyes in Gaza.
• Mazin Qumsiyeh ~ media activist, public educator, and author of Sharing the Land
of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle.
• Shakeel Syed ~ Executive Director - Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.
Additional confirmed speakers include: Ned Rosch ~ Zaha Hassan ~Chris McGreal ~ Steve Niva ~ Cindy and Craig Corrie ~ Janet Lahr Lewis ~ Claire Anastas ~ Donna Boyd ~ and more
Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity, said Amnesty International in a report published today.
The report, Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank, describes mounting bloodshed and human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) as a result of the Israeli forces’ use of unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force against Palestinians since January 2011.
In all cases examined by Amnesty International, Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers did not appear to be posing a direct and immediate threat to life. In some, there is evidence that they were victims of wilful killings, which would amount to war crimes.
“The report presents a body of evidence that shows a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings and unwarranted injuries of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces in the West Bank,” said Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International.
“The frequency and persistence of arbitrary and abusive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers and police officers – and the impunity enjoyed by perpetrators – suggests that it is carried out as a matter of policy.”
Read more: Amnesty: ‘Trigger-happy’ Israeli army and police use reckless force in the West Bank
Poem by Remi Kanazi Video by Suhel Nafar Audio by Andrew Felluss This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings this divestment bill hurts my feelings that Caterpillar bulldozer ended life in the body of an American citizen. drove her bones into the ground while a company cashed in on the sale . . .
JERUSALEM — IF Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail because of Israel’s continuing construction of illegal settlements, the Israeli government is likely to face an international boycott “on steroids,” as Mr. Kerry warned last August.
These days, Israel seems as terrified by the “exponential” growth of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (or B.D.S.) movement as it is by Iran’s rising clout in the region. Last June, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu effectively declared B.D.S. a strategic threat. Calling it the “delegitimization” movement, he assigned the overall responsibility for fighting it to his Strategic Affairs Ministry. But B.D.S. doesn’t pose an existential threat to Israel; it poses a serious challenge to Israel’s system of oppression of the Palestinian people, which is the root cause of its growing worldwide isolation.
The Israeli government’s view of B.D.S. as a strategic threat reveals its heightened anxiety at the movement’s recent spread into the mainstream. It also reflects the failure of the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s well-endowed “Brand Israel” campaign, which reduces B.D.S. to an image problem and employs culture as a propaganda tool, sending well-known Israeli figures around the world to show Israel’s prettier face.
February 3, 2014
President Wim Wiewel
RE: Objections to your statement on the ASA boycott of Israeli institutions
Dear President Wiewel,
As members of Portland State University’s Oregon community we are deeply disturbed by your recent statement on January 14th against the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions. We oppose a number of declarations made in your statement.
First, the ASA resolution does nothing to curb academic freedom or the free exchange of ideas because it is not directed at individual Israeli academics but at institutions complicit in Israel's denial of fundamental human rights to Palestinians living in Israel, under occupation in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, and in the diaspora. Israeli academics are free to attend ASA-sponsored conferences as long as they are not being paid to attend by Israeli institutions. Your letter misrepresents the ASA's position and willfully ignores Israel's ongoing denial of academic freedom to Palestinians.
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