Week 33: U.S. Role in Palestine Online Gathering

Week 33: U.S. Role in Palestine Online Gathering

On August 17th we learned about the role of the U.S. in Palestine: what it is and what it should be. Our guest was Jonathan Kuttab, the new executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America.

More about our guest:

Jonathan Kuttab is a co-founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and co-founder of Nonviolence International. A well-known international human rights attorney, he practices law in the US, Palestine and Israel.

Jonathan serves on the Board of Bethlehem Bible College and is President of the Board of Holy Land Trust. He is co-founder and board member of the Just Peace Advocates. He was the head of the Legal Committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO.

And he is now the new executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America.

You can find him on his website, where you can also download a free copy of his newest book, Beyond the Two-State Solution, and you can follow him on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and on YouTube. On YouTube he has a great 36 minute series of videos called “History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”.

Activism Time

Kumi Action is at:

Contact your elected representatives in the U.S. at: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Donate to UNRWA at: https://donate.unrwa.org

Release Layan Nasir and other Birzeit University students petition: https://www.change.org/p/release-layan-nasir-and-other-birzeit-university-students

From the Presentation/Chat

  • Jonathan will be the main speaker this September (25th) at the Sabeel-Kairos UK conference, speaking about Apartheid in Israel/Palestine. Registration is free – please join if you can! https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcumvrzwsGdOSv5BKFEvs4IOdxuwJptGJ
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/opinion/biden-israel-nuclear-program.html
  • https://www.fosna.org/letter-introduction-our-new-executive-director-jonathan-kuttab