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From the Ground Up:
Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times

West Coast Regional Conference

February 18-19, 2006
San Francisco, CA


AGENDA

Saturday - February 18
5:45 pm   Registration begins
7:00 pm Havadalah and Opening Remarks
Rabbi Roberto Graetz, Rabbi of Temple Isaiah
Welcome
Marcia Freedman, President, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and former Member of Knesset

Opening Plenary
"Israeli and Palestinian Elections: Negotiating the Conflict through the Ballot Box"
Stephen P. Cohen, President, Institute for Middle East Peace and Development and National Scholar for Israel Policy Forum

Amjad Atallah,founder and President of Strategic Assessments Initiative and consultant to Palestinian Peace Coalition and Palestinian political leaders
Sunday - February 19
9:00 - 10:00 am Morning Plenary
Building and Sustaining an American Jewish Peace Movement in Uncertain Times
Diane Balser, CEO, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
10:15 - 11:30 am Workshop Session I
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Workshop Session II
1:15 - 2:45 pm Lunch
3:00 - 4:15 pm Workshop Session III
4:30 - 6:00 pm Closing Roundtable
What Are the Prospects for Negotiated Settlement?
Stephen Zunes
, Professor of Politics and Chair of Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Francisco
Omar Dajani
, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific
Marcia Freedman
, President, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and former Member of Knesset
Menachem Klein, Former Political Advisor to Ehud Barak and Professor, Bar-Ilan University


WORKSHOPS

Workshop Session I
Sunday, February 19, 10:15 - 11:30 am
What Is Happening Today in Congress and the Administration
Rob Levy
 Description  Levy Bio
Palestinian Perspectives on Prospects for Peace
Amjad Atallah and Omar Dajani
Description Atallah Bio
Dajani Bio
Assessing the Impact of Israeli Elections on the Conflict
Marcia Freedman and Menachem Klein
Description Freedman Bio
Klein Bio
The Role of Water Resources in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Jeff Albert
Description  Albert Bio
Workshop Session II
Sunday, February 19, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Creating a Successful Advocacy Campaign: Bringing a Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Message to Congress
Diane Balser and Rob Levy
Description Balser Bio
Levy Bio
Talking about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Jewish Congregations: A Roundtable Discussion
Rabbis George Gittleman, Roberto Graetz and Joshua Levine Grater
Description

Gittleman Bio
Graetz Bio
Grater Bio

How You Can Create a Brit Tzedek Presence in Your Jewish Community: Starting and Maintaining a Chapter
Carinne Luck
Description Luck Bio
The Role of Civil Society in Track Two Diplomacy as the Necessary Partner to Official Diplomacy
Stephen P. Cohen
Description Cohen Bio
Workshop Session III
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Advocacy and Activism in City Councils and Local Political Parties
Rainer Waldman Adkins and Mayor Ruth Atkin
Description Adkins Bio
Atkin Bio
From the Other Side of the Negotiating Table: A Palestinian Perspective on Recent Developments
Amjad Atallah and Omar Dajani
Description Atallah Bio
Dajani Bio
The US Role in the Peace Process and the Israeli Role in US Middle East Policy: Is America Really "Pro-Israel"?
Stephen Zunes
Description Zunes Bio
Promised Land or Occupied Territory: The Role of the Bible in the Political Debate in Israel
Rachel Biale
 Description  Biale Bio

* Invited

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LODGING

Sheraton Gateway Hotel San Francisco Airport
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA


Make your reservation by January 27, 2005 to get the special conference room rate!
  • Single or Double $99
  • Triple $114
  • Quad $129

*Additional costs include: Local tax (10%). Conference participants are responsible for their own incidentals. Parking is $6.00 per day.

To reserve: Call (800) 325-3535 and say you are with the Brit Tzedek Conference.

Location: The hotel is located 13 miles from downtown San Francisco and has easy access to the freeway. Free shuttles run on the hour and half hour to and from the airport.



CONFERENCE LOCATION

Sheraton Gateway Hotel San Francisco Airport
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA
800-325-3535


From North: Proceed southbound on US Highway 101. Travel past San Francisco Airport to the Broadway/Burlingame Exit. Take the second right and travel over the freeway overpass to the other side of the freeway. At the first light turn right and at the next light, turn left onto Airport Boulevard. The hotel will be approximately one mile ahead.

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