Israel-Palestine

Chicago Middle East Program pamphlet

This pamphlet describes AFSC Chicago's Middle East Program.

Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

Kathleen McQuillen and Katie Huerter discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa and Katie Huerter of Nebraskans For Peace discuss Middle East peace prospects on the Fallon Forum.

The United Nations and Palestine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Behind the headlines, the politics, and the conflict are the Palestinian people.

On this November day, we celebrate the UN Declaration of Nov. 29 as a Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Gaza under siege

Gaza Buffer

Gaza Buffer

Gaza Buffer

Gaza Remote Sniper Nest

Gaza Remote Sniper Nest

Gaza Remote Sniper Nest

While Israel has argued that it ceased occupying Gaza in 2005 when it unilaterally redeployed its troops outside of Gaza and withdrew its settlers from Gaza, Gaza continues to be occupied in accordance with international law and in the views of the international community. This paper provides information about Gaza and the impact of Israeli policies on the people living there.

Join a BDS campaign

Thank you for keeping pressure on our legislators by demanding that they support those working for a just and lasting peace. Please take a moment to ask your friends to join you in calling on Congress to support a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Struggling in Solidarity - Catholic Workers Return from Palestine

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jessica Reznicek and Julie Brown will share their first-hand accounts of  the time they spent as international solidarity activists in the occupied West Bank.

Jessica and Julie were sent to Palestine by the Catholic Worker Rachel Corrie Project to be  part of the Michigan Peace Team protective accompaniment project during the month of February.

Through slides and stories they will share stories of the Palestinian people; their courage & their resilience in the face of an oppressive military occupation.

Rabbi Rosen answers questions from Iowans

Rabbi Brant Rosen

Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake 4-29-13

Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake University on April 29, 2013. More photos from Rabbi Rosen's talk are available here.

Rabbi Rosen answers questions from Iowans as summarized by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator.

Screening of 5 Broken Cameras

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Rachel Corrie, American peace activist, was killed 10 years ago this month by a Caterpillar bulldozer while trying to protect a Palestinian family’s home. Rachel’s story is one of courage and nonviolent resistance to Israel’s home demolitions.

“5 Broken Cameras” is another story of courage and resistance. This is the Academy Award nominated documentary of a Palestinian family, their village, and their non-violent resistance to Israel’s separation wall built on their land.

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