We have a lot to talk about and two important days to do it.

Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom's Western Regional Conference 2006
President's Day Weekend, February 18-19
San Francisco Bay Area


From L to R: Rabbi Roberto Graetz, Diane Balser, Amjad Atallah, Stephen P. Cohen,
Marcia Freedman, Omar Dajani, and Jeff Albert

Register today for the opportunity to translate your commitment to a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into concrete action in your community.

Develop the tools to move towards the goal of a just and viable peace, within an American Jewish framework. See agenda.

Save with online registration discount! Register today!

Onsite registration, Saturday night-only tickets, and discounted student rates are available.

The conference will feature:

  • A keynote address--"The Israeli and Palestinian Elections: Negotiating National Identities"--by Stephen P. Cohen, founder and Director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Economic Development, and Amjad Atallah, advisor to Yasser Abed Rabbo and the Palestinian Peace Coalition.

  • 13 workshops. Topics include the state of the burgeoning Israeli and Palestinian peace movements and hands-on grassroots organizing skills training covering the status of peace process politics on Capitol Hill; addressing the conflict in Jewish Congregations and opportunities for activism in city councils and local political parties.

  • Networking opportunities for Brit Tzedek supporters and chapters in your region, and training in forming and maintaining new Brit Tzedek chapters.

Make your hotel reservation by February 8th, 2006 to get the special conference room rates!

Please join us!

Many thanks to our community partners: Progressive Jewish Alliance, Women's Interfaith Dialogue on the Middle East and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Please join us! If we stand for Israel, we must stand for peace. We look forward to seeing you there!


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

Opening Plenary
"The Israeli and Palestinian Elections: Negotiating National Identities"
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
From The Ground Up: Building an American Jewish Mideast Peace Movement
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
How Can the US Bring the Parties Back to the NegotiatingTable?
Stephen Zunes
, Professor of Politics and Chair of Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Francisco
Omar Dajani
, Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific
Marcia Freedman, President, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and former Member of Knesset

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