How can we understand the PA’s initiative to declare statehood at the UN? How should US and the international community respond? Will it advance the prospects for justice and peace in Israel/Palestine?
To explore these timely issues, Ta’anit Tzedek – Jewish Fast for Gaza is sponsoring a phone conference with Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation on Thursday, September 22 at 12 pm (EST)
Ruebner is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service, a federal government agency providing Members of Congress with policy analysis. His analysis and commentary on US policy toward the Middle East appear frequently in media such as NBC, ABC Nightline, CSPAN, Al Jazeera, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Middle East Report, and more.
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a national coalition of nearly 350 organizations working to end US support for Israel’s illegal 43-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, and to change U.S. policy toward Israel/ Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality.
- Call in number: 1-800-920-7487
- Code: 92247763#
Participants in the call are encouraged to read one or more of the following articles:
- “FAQ about the Palestinian U.N. Initiative” by Josh Ruebner
- Straining Every Nerve Against UN Membership for Palestine” by Josh Ruebner
- What Have Obama and Netanyahu Wrought?” by Henry Siegman
Please join the call!
How was the call? I opted for the other conference call option today (as my latest blog post will have shown) but I was sorry not to be able to attend both calls at once…
The call was very powerful and informative, Rachel. And coming after Obama’s speech at the UN, very timely and helpful. We will be posting the audio on our website soon. Stay tuned!