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Israel & Palestine - What Peace Could Look Like

Date:
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Fundraiser
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Location Details:
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, corner of Grand and Fairview, across the street from Ace Hardware

6/7: Israel & Palestine - What Peace Could Look Like
Israel & Palestine - What Peace Could Look Like
Speakers: Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom and Husam El Nounou

Please join human rights activists, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, and Husam El Nounou, who will discuss their efforts for a non-violent solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, focusing especially on their work with The Rebuilding Alliance, a non-profit organization which seeks to rebuild Palestinian homes demolished by Israel. They will also address particular impacts on Palestinian women and their participation in rebuilding their communities.

Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, Jerusalem Peace Activist, is an American-born rabbi who has lived in Israel since '68, involved in Israeli peace camp initiatives for over 29 years. Rabbi Milgrom co-founded Clergy for Peace and lectures in Israel and Europe on Judaism, non-violence, and peace. Currently working with UNOCHA to save the Jahalin Bedouin villages slated to be removed by the Israeli Separation Wall he witnessed the anguish of countless Palestinian families as their homes were demolished by Israeli bulldozers, and sees rebuilding as way to ameliorate the suffering of innocent people and push for policy change.

Husam El Nounou, Gaza Peace Activist, Cofounder of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme along with Dr. Eyad El Sarraj. Editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly magazine, Amwaj, Mr. El Nounou represents GCMHP in the Palestinian Non-governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) where he served as the first coordinator for the Network Steering Committee. Fluent in English and his native Arabic, traveled to the U.S. in 2000 as part of the "International Visitors Programme" organized by the US State Department. Mr. El Nounou deeply believes in peace and coexistence and sees this as a human rights issue, one that ordinary people can impact.

Cost: Donation suggested $10-$25 Fundraiser for The Rebuilding Alliance

Sponsors: Bay Area Women in Black, Kehilla Community Synagogue

The Rebuilding Alliance
The Rebuilding Alliance, nonprofit organization, rebuilds homes and communities in regions of war and occupation. We advocate for government policies towards these regions based on human rights and international law. Through a mutual commitment to justice, we create alliances among our supporters, partners, and those who suffer injustice and violence, yet resist through rebuilding. Our projects are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities and offer people around the world immediate ways to make peace, starting with the tangible support of a family's right to a home.

The Rebuilding Alliance is very proud to announce the opening of the first home in the Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza, a home for the Palestinian family Rachel Corrie sought to protect. With your help, we will rebuild many more.

For more information contact info [at] bayareawomeninblack.org
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