Talk: Jews for Justice for Palestinians

January 7, 2013 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized 
January 10, 2013
8:30 pmto10:00 pm
Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane
 
Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty  http://www2.amnesty.org.uk/groups/cambridge
 
 
Naomi Sklar will be speaking on behalf of Jews for Justice for
Palestinians, an energetic British organization with over 1600 signatories,
including a number of prominent public figures. We aim to bolster and broadcast
the alternative voice of British Jewry, secular and religious, who refuse to
give unconditional support to Israel and determinedly proclaim the message: ‘Not
in Our Name’. The organisation vociferously opposes Israeli policies that
undermine the livelihoods and human, civil, and political rights of the
Palestinian people.

Naomi will talk about the work of the organisation
and that of the Israeli Peace and Human Rights organisations that it supports,
as well as touching on her personal experience of being a Jewish activist
working for Palestinian human rights and volunteering on the West
Bank.

Many people will know Jews who are liberal and humanitarian and yet
go silent where the actions of Israel are concerned and hold seemingly
inconsistent beliefs. Indeed, you may have talked to some while campaigning for
Amnesty. While being careful not to suggest a homogeneous ‘Jewish experience’,
Naomi aims to shed light on some of the identity issues and psychological
conflicts involved, with regards to community norms, security concerns, Zionism,
the idea of the homeland and aliyah, the Right of Return.

 

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