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Supper and Film: Palestine is still the Issue

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Middle Eastern Supper followed by the film “Palestine is still the Issue,” an award-winning documentary by British journalist John Pilger. Palestinians students, studying in Iowa, will offer personal commentary.

The first of a Four-Part Series Featuring Food, Film and Discussion. For more info, please contact AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator Kathleen McQuillen at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

Future events include:

AFSC Iowa Newsletter April 2012

James Zogby and Jenna Broghamer 3-20-12

James Zogby and Jenna Broghamer 3-20-12

James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, visits with Jenna Broghamer, an AFSC Iowa peace intern, following Dr. Zogby's talk in Des Moines on March 20, 2012. For a slideshow of photos from the event, please click here.

The April 2012 newsletter of AFSC-Iowa includes articles on the need for diplomacy rather than war with Iran, the work of Palestinian youth for peace, the failure of the so-called "Secure Communities" program, leadership training for Latina youth, and the excitement of AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit coming to Iowa this fall. Check it out!

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Cindy and Craig Corrie Pursue Accountability from Israel

Cindy Corrie and Iyyad Rayyan in Des Moines. Photo by Michael Gillespie.

Native Iowans Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who, on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

In Iowa, Palestinians Focus on Palestine

By Kathleen McQuilllen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

An anthropology class at Central College in Iowa recently hosted an AFSC-supported panel discussion to learn what they could about one area of the world they had recently been studying: Palestine. Three Palestinians living in Iowa participated on the panel and were eager to shed some light on Palestinian history, culture, strengths and hopes for the future.

Corrie Talk in Des Moines 12-5-11

Rachel Corrie's parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will speak about their pursuit of accountability from Israel.

Pursuing Accountability with Israel with Cindy and Craig Corrie

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, Rachel was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.

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Roadblock Construction - Caterpillar

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer creates a roadblock in the West Bank

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer tears up a road in the occupied West Bank, blocking access to a Palestinian village.

Download our responses to frequently asked questions about AFSC's Israel-Palestine investment screen and our support for the Jewish Voice for Peace initiated "We Divest" campaign targeting TIAA-CREF.

Israel-Palestine No-buy List

The Wall

The Wall - Bethlehem

Following approval of an Israel-Palestine investment screen by AFSC’s board, a staff/board committee developed an implementation plan and “no-buy list”.  After careful consideration the committee decided to use a list of 29 companies compiled by the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church as the foundation for a new no-buy list.  This list was put together following extensive research described here and with assistance from the Who Profits team

Churches Support Palestinian Rights

AFSC, joining other US based Churches, recently signed a letter sent to the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem reiterating our support for nonviolent Palestinian efforts to realize their rights, particularly their right to self determination.  A copy of the letter may be accessed below. 

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