Middle East

Introducing Katie Huerter, AFSC Iowa Middle East Peace Associate

In this three-minute video, Katie Huerter introduces herself, her work with AFSC Iowa, and what motivates her to seek peace and justice in Palestine-Israel.

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.

Kathleen and Katie talk about an upcoming Midwest speaking tour by author Josh Ruebner.

Katie's blog can be found here.

At World Social Forum, Palestinian youth make global connections

The Palestinian youth delegation that participated in the World Social Forum last December in Brazil had a second opportunity to act together and build youth-led networks during the World Social Forum in March 2013. The event in Tunis, Tunisia was a chance to promote youth initiatives within countries affected by the Arab Spring as well as internationally.

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.

Students put peace to work during alternative spring break

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.

Boycott SodaStream

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.

Israelis and Palestinians Demand Peace in Gaza Briefing Video

Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8, 2011 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. AFSC organized the panel, along with Interfaith Peace-Builders and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Join the We Divest Campaign!

 Are your retirement funds supporting Israeli Occupation?

Democracy Movements in the Middle East

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

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.

US Policy in Palestine-Israel Conference in Iowa

This flyer describes a major conference on US Policy in Palestine-Israel set for October 14-15, 2011 in Ankeny, Iowa.

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