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Mock Congressional Hearing

Mock Congressional Hearing

Published: May 20, 2010
Chicago heraing testimony

Witness Jeff Halper (right), Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, provides testimony about the issue of property rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Photo: AFSC / Joel Finkel

Recently hundreds attended a mock Congressional hearing answering the question, “Does US Policy in Israel and Palestine Uphold our Values?” in Chicago.  The Hearing examined U.S. foreign policy, Israeli treatment of Palestinians, and their relationship to fundamental American values and interests.  The Chicago Hearing’s Organizing Committee will publish a report in June that states our findings, conclusions and recommendations and in the coming months will discuss our findings, conclusions and recommendations with members of the media and elected officials.
The hearing was webcast live and can be viewed online at
For more information, contact Jennifer Bing-Canar at the American Friends Service Committee at or 312-427-2533 x19.