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FROM THE GROUND UP:
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

Translate your commitment to a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into concrete action in your community. Register now!

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

Keynote address by leading negotiators, Stephen P. Cohen and Amjad Atallah:
"The Israeli and Palestinian Elections:
Negotiating the Conflict through the Ballot Box
"
Saturday, February 18 at 7PM

The conference will also feature:

  • A workshop and roundtable discussion with Menachem Klein, former advisor to Ehud Barak and Geneva Accord negotiator.
  • 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 building new Brit Tzedek chapters.

Register today to develop the tools to move towards the goal of a just and viable peace, within an American Jewish framework.

Save with online registration discount! Register today! Onsite registration, Saturday night-only tickets, and discounted student rates are available.

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

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

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
"The 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
From The Ground Up: Building an American Jewish Israeli-Palestinian 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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11 E. Adams Street, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206
info@btvshalom.org
www.btvshalom.org


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