[Local events] Tuesday, 4/1: Muhammad Jaradat & Eitan Bronstein at Reed

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sun Mar 30 00:08:08 PDT 2008


Acknowledging the Past, Imagining the Future:
Israelis and Palestinians on 1948 and the Right to Return

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 6:30 pm
Reed College, Vollum Lecture Hall

Cosponsored by
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights and
American Friends Service Committee

The two speakers at the event are
Muhammad Jaradat and Eitan Bronstein.

On the eve of 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, a 
Jewish Israeli and a Palestinian Arab from occupied Hebron speak about 
the importance of remembering the expulsion and dispossession of 
Palestinian Arabs during the establishment of the Jewish state and 
working for the Palestinian right to return home.

As many Israelis and Portland-area Jews prepare to celebrate the 60th 
anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, there is another 
commemoration taking place in the Palestinian diaspora around the world 
and in Portland. Approximately nine million Palestinian refugees will 
mark the 60th year of the Palestinian expulsion and dispossession from 
what became the state of Israel on May 15, 2008. Few people outside the 
Palestinian community know of the story of the Palestinian expulsion and 
dispossession and the steps needed toward reconciliation between Jews 
and Palestinians.

Mr. Jaradat is the co-founder of Badil Resource Center for Palestinian 
Residency and Refugee Rights based in Bethlehem, in the occupied 
Palestinian West Bank. Badil (Arabic for "alternative"), has the mission 
to advance the application of international law in the formulation of a 
just resolution to the Palestinian refugee crisis and to increase 
refugee involvement in finding durable solutions.

Mr. Bronstein is representing Zochrot (Hebrew for "remembering"), an 
Israeli advocacy and educational organization based in Tel Aviv 
dedicated to raising awareness about the Palestinian expulsion and 
dispossession among Jewish Israelis.

For more information about Badil and Zochrot, see http://www.badil.org 
and http://www.zochrot.org.

Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights is a Portland-based 
grassroots organization that advocates for a US foreign policy that 
promotes adherence to and compliance with international human rights 
norms by all countries including Israel. The American Friends Service 
Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various 
faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian 
service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person 
and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. The 
event is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Friends of Sabeel 
North America, Jews for Global Justice, Portland Peaceful Response 
Coalition, Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land—Central Lutheran 
Church, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Northwest Jews Against the 
Occupation, Chaverim-Reed College, and Middle East Cultural Dorm-Reed 
College.

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Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights PO Box 12054 Portland, OR 
97212

Telephone: 503-287-1885 info at auphr.org 
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