Thursday, November 10, 2005
GRASSROOTS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE TO ISRAELI OCCUPATION
A NATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR ON THE PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT
Palestinian AYED MORRAR and Israeli JONATHAN POLLAK
Monday November 14, 7:00 p.m.
American Friends Service Committee, 15th and Cherry Sts.
(At the front desk, ask for 'nonviolence tour' )
Largely unreported by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis are waging a major grassroots nonviolent campaign of resistance to the construction of Israel’s Wall. Palestinian farmers, workers, mothers, and students, together with Israeli and international volunteers, are braving teargas, beatings, bullets, arrest, and risking death to block the construction of the Wall with their bodies.
Ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004, the Wall appropriates Palestinian land and destroys villages for more Israeli settlements. In a victory for nonviolence, Ayed led his community of Budrus in a peaceful campaign of 50 protest marches to stop the construction of the Wall on Budrus’ land. Jonathan has participated in over 200 West Bank protests and has helped to mobilize hundreds of Israelis to join Palestinians in resisting the Wall. Both Ayed and Jonathan have been imprisoned for their prominent roles in the nonviolent movement. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about cooperative nonviolent resistance in Palestine/Israel!