Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, August 23, 2013 - 8:00am
This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings with leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, Palestinian and Israeli youth, religious leaders and more.
TRAVEL TO PALESTINE/ISRAEL WITH INTERFAITH PEACE-BUILDERS AND AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE This delegation will explore current realities of life for Israelis and Palestinians, including settlements, the occupation, and the peace process—by learning directly from those living there. We will also explore issues relevant to young people in the region, including efforts to educate and empower future generations working towards a just resolution to the conflict. Our itinerary will feature meetings
The last week of violence, bombings, and death in Gaza, make clear that we must redouble our existing efforts to organize effective campaigns against those who profit from and are responsible for enabling Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine.
We are collecting stories from Palestinians whose lives are affected by the current conflict. We will continue to add more voices as our staff and partners in the region are able to collect and share more.
After the fighting in Gaza in 2008, AFSC worked with Gaza residents to repair their homes.
As the violence escalates in Gaza and Israel, we are compelled to lift our voice in support of nonviolence and human rights for all. We speak on behalf of our Palestinian and Israeli colleagues who wish to live in dignity and free from fear. We speak from our Quaker values and our experience working in the Middle East and worldwide.
Iowans gather on November 15, 2012 outside the Federal Building in Des Moines to protest violence in Gaza.
“Equal Rights for All” is the message delivered to the Des Moines offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin by a hastily-gathered group of Iowans responding to Israel’s latest attacks on the Israeli-closed city of Gaza. As of November 16, Israel has unleashed more than 100 missiles on the people locked inside Gaza, and Israeli troops are being moved toward the city.
The attack, code named “Pillar of Defense”, began 14 November with the assassination of Hamas’ Gaza Military Commander Ahmed Jabari and coordinated attacks on 20 alleged Hamas targets throughout Gaza. These attacks have been followed by the continued shelling and bombardment of Gaza from the air, land, and sea. Gaza is home to 1.6 million Palestinians of whom fifty per cent are children under the age of 18.
Portsmouth-based film-maker Tom Jackson has completed a new documentary, “Eyewitness Gaza,” which depicts life in Gaza through the photography of Skip Schiel. The film will have its New Hampshire debut in Dover.
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