A Report on the Political Situation in Israel
A TOWN HALL CONFERENCE
with Marcia Freedman
Monday, June 4 at 9:30pm ET/8:30pm CT/7:30pm MT/6:30pm PT
Please join Marcia Freedman, President of
Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, who will discuss her recent trip to
Israel and the occupied territories where she met with various
political and grassroots leaders including MK Colette Avital
(Labor) who is running for the post of President of Israel and
Mustafa Barghouti (Independent Palestine), Minister of
Information for the Palestinian Authority.
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Marcia Freedman, President of Brit
Tzedek v'Shalom, was one of the founders and leaders of the
feminist movement in Israel in the early seventies. In 1973 she
was elected to the Knesset and served through 1977. A rare
spokesperson for women's issues in the Knesset, Ms. Freedman
raised concerns that had never been publicly discussed in
Israel, such as domestic violence, breast cancer, rape, incest,
and teenage prostitution. She introduced legislation that led to
reform of Israel's then highly restrictive abortion law. In 1977
she co-founded the Women's Party. She also was an active member
of the Israeli peace movement, and helped to pioneer a network
of services for women, including Israel's first shelter for
battered women in Haifa. Between 1997 and 2002, Freedman divided
her time between Berkeley and Jerusalem. In Israel, she founded
the Community School for Women, a school without walls that
provides women's studies in the community as well as courses
designed for economic empowerment. In Berkeley, she is a
frequent lecturer and an advocate for Israeli women's and peace
issues in the North American Diaspora. She is past president of
the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. She is the author of an
acclaimed memoir, Exile in the Promised Land, and
numerous articles and reviews.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance
for Justice and Peace
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