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|The US and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Voices of Opposition|
|Date||Thursday May 28|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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World Affairs Center
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
|bayarea [at] jvp.org|
Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies will speak on the movement in the US to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Lecture followed by Q&A.
Part Three of a FIVE PART LECTURE SERIES entitled:
AFTER GAZA: WHAT NEXT FOR ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS?
Phyllis Bennis has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. While working as a journalist at the United Nations during the run-up to the 1990-91 Gulf War, she began working on U.S. domination of the UN, and stayed involved in work on Iraq sanctions and disarmament, and later U.S. war and occupation in Iraq. In 1999, Phyllis accompanied a group of congressional aides to Iraq to examine the impact of U.S.-led economic sanctions on humanitarian conditions there, and later joined former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, who resigned his position as Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq to protest the impact of sanctions, in a speaking tour. In 2001 she helped found and currently co-chairs the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement.
Bennis is in charge of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.
Remaining lectures in the series:
Nadia Hijab (Institute for Palestine Studies)
The War on Gaza and its Aftermath: Looking Ahead
(at the World Affairs Center, 312 Sutter St)
Sign language interpretation.