NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.101
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Perhaps the most long-standing and intractable crisis in the world, Israel/Palestine, has now reached beyond catastrophic proportions. The panel will focus on the various ways the issue affects and infects American politics. We will discuss the origins of the present situation and the influence of Washington lobbies, and offer ideas and strategies for ways toward a just solution.

Participants

Rani Al-Hindi is a Palestinian-American activist. He is 2018 graduate of Hunter College, where he co-founded the Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter. He also cofounded the Apartheid Divest CUNY campaign. As an activist, Rani focuses his work on the intersections of Palestine liberation,...

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Robert L. Herbst is a human rights lawyer in New York. He served as a federal prosecutor in Chicago and Philadelphia and as Executive Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, focusing on prosecution of major economic crime and public corruption. Since 1983, Bob has been in private...

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Priscilla Read launched the Westchester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace in 2010 and two years later the Westchester Coalition against Islamophobia. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa including an intensive, 8-day Sabeel Witness Tour of the Israeli Occupation of...

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Steve is a retired public school teacher and principal and co-founder of two NYC public schools. A life-long activist and original member of Walkabout Clearwater, he has written dozens of songs in the folk-protest idiom, many of which have been performed at rallies and festivals throughout the...

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