Join us for an exciting and unique conference
From Gaza to Negotiations:

The Role of American Jews

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom's 3rd National Conference
February 19-21, 2005

Join us for an exciting and unique conference, “From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews” at Temple Israel in New York City, February 19-21, 2005.
Conference Details.  

We anticipate that this will be a special weekend – one that we hope will reaffirm your commitment to working to end this conflict.  

This conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and learn from hundreds of key scholars, politicians and activists --Jews, Palestinians and others-- working for a negotiated, two-state resolution of the conflict throughout this country. A complete list of conference workshops follows below. You can read workshop descriptions and presenter bios on our conference website.

On Saturday evening, hear Member of Knesset Colette Avital, the Forward newspaper chief editor J.J. Goldberg and policy and communications strategist Jeremy Ben-Ami speak on “From Gaza to Negotiations:The Role of the American Jewish Community.”

On Sunday evening, hear Yasser Abed Rabbo and Amnon Lipkin-Shahak speak on the topic “From Gaza to Negotiations: How do we get there?”

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!

Workshop Session I
Sunday, February 20, 9:00 - 10:30 am 

War and Peace: A Modern Midrash?--A Panel and Writing Workshop
Sidra Ezrahi and Alicia Ostriker

Assessing the Security Barrier
Tony Klug

From Oslo to Geneva: An Historic Overview of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
Amjad Atallah, MK Colette Avital and Herb Kelman

Turning Terror to Tolerance in the “Streets” of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank
Rabbi Bruce Mark Cohen, Lesley Karsten Di Nicola and Karen Wald

Israeli-Palestinian Historical Narratives: Reconciliation and Policy Implications
Paul Scham

Strategizing for Peace
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alternative Media? Alternative Visions?: Independent Filmmaking and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Danae Elon, Ted Saad and Harvey Stein

The Outcome of Honoring Is Peace: Tools and Practices to Honor and Resolve any Choice, Challenge, or Conflict in Your Life
Judith Aftergut and Megan Brown

Excerpts from An Olive on the Seder Plate
The Liberty Cabbage Theater Revival

Workshop Session II
Sunday, February 20, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Zionism: Past, Present and Future
Bernard Avishai, Rabbi Andrew Hahn and Brian Klug

What is Happening Today in Congress and the Administration
Jeremy Rabinovitz

Leadership for Peace in Jewish Congregations
Aaron Ahuvia, Rabbi Balfour Brickner, Cantor Michael Davis, Rabbi John Friedman and Rabbi Brian Walt

Theatre as a Tool in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Work
Kathryn Blume, Diane Gilboa, David Harris, Deb Shoval and Eileen Weiss

Jewish-Christian Relations and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Cherie Brown, Corinne Whitlatch and Ron Young

Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence
Deanna Armbruster, Ami Nahshon, Nahanni Rous and Yoav Shoham

Mizrachi Jews and the Peace Process
Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber

"Acknowledgement and Apology"
Jessica Benjamin

A Pilot's Courage to Say "No"
Yonatan Shapira
Workshop Session III
Sunday, February 20, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Human Rights and Judaism
Rabbi Brian Walt

Organizing for Peace within the Palestinian Community
Ahlam Akram, Rafi Dajani, Adeeb Fadil and Saffiya Shillo

Media Coverage of the Conflict
Eric Alterman, Miriam Felton-Dansky and Alisa Solomon

Debate and Dissent about the Conflict on Campus
Rebecca Hartman, Susannah Heschel, and Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

Imagine Peace in Detail: Insiders Speak on the Geneva and OneVoice Citizens’ Peace Initiatives
Daniel Levy and Daniel Lubetzky

Handling Disagreements with Jews on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Cherie Brown
Divestment and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jennifer Butler, Ethan Felson, Steve Masters and Sara Norman

Promoting Tolerance in a Post-Durban/Post-911 World: Practitioners Discuss Anti-Racism Work in Their Communities
Sarah Elshazly and Sybil Kessler

Where Do We Come From: What Can We Learn from Social Justice Movements?
Diane Balser, William Gamson, Ivan Handler and Jo-Ann Mort

Building Bridges Through the Arts
Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
Workshop Session IV
Monday, February 21, 9:15 - 10:45 am

Anti-Semitism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Cherie Brown, Ivan Handler and Brian Klug

Ideas Ahead Of The Curve
Rabbi Joab Eichenberg-Eilon and Tony Klug

Peace Begins In the Soul: Ethnic Conflict, Trauma, and Reconciliation
Daniel Booth Cohen

Trauma's Legacy
Barbara Kane

Jewish Feminism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Diane Balser and Marcia Freedman

The Environment as an Ingredient for Peace
Jeffrey Albert and Daniel Orenstein

The How-To's of Grassroots Advocacy
Rainer Waldman Adkins, Steve Masters and Beth Wasserman

Engaging Young Adults in Middle East Peace Work
Rebecca Hartman, Barry Joseph and Jennifer Klein

Opening of the Heart
Barbara Lahav
Workshop Session V
Monday, February 21, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Organizing Listening Projects in Synagogues and Jewish Organizations
Cherie Brown, Betsy Fuchs, Todd Miller and Lara Weitzman

Is the Israeli Government Capable of Withdrawing from the Settlements?
David Matz

A Discussion Forum for Activists Present and Future
Aaron Ahuvia and Carinne Luck

Holy Land, Sacred Space: Land for Peace in the Jewish Tradition

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

Maps Matter

Jeffery Albert and Shari Motro

Myths of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
David Albert

Answering the Difficult Questions about the Conflict and Brit Tzedek v'Shalom   
Aliza Becker and Marcia Freedman

Contemporary Political and Diplomatic Developments

Amjad Atallah, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak and Aaron Miller

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