NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.101
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
Perhaps the most long-standing and intractable crisis in the world, Israel/Palestine, has now reached beyond catastrophic proportions. The panel will focus on the various ways the issue affects and infects American politics. We will discuss the origins of the present situation and the influence of Washington lobbies, and offer ideas and strategies for ways toward a just solution.

Participants

Steve Siegelbaum is a retired school principal and a co-founder of two public schools in New York City. Currently coordinator of Pete Seeger's Walkabout Clearwater, Steve is a life-long activist and songwriter of dozens of songs in the folk-protest idiom. As a member of the Jewish Voice for... Read more
Steve Siegelbaum is a retired school principal and a co-founder of two public schools in New York City. Currently coordinator of Pete Seeger's Walkabout Clearwater, Steve is a life-long activist and songwriter of dozens of songs in the folk-protest idiom. As a member of the Jewish Voice for... Read more
Priscilla Read launched the Westchester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace in 2010 and two years later the Westchester Coalition against Islamophobia. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa including an intensive, 8-day Sabeel Witness Tour of the Israeli Occupation of the... Read more
Robert L. Herbst is a human rights lawyer in New York. He served as a federal prosecutor in Chicago and Philadelphia and as Executive Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, focusing on prosecution of major economic crime and public corruption. Since 1983, Bob has been in private... Read more
Ellen Isaacs is a retired physician who has made seven trips to the West Bank and Israel from 2005-2016. On 3 trips she went as a physician with Boston JVP medical delegations and then co-led several human rights trips. In 2014 she joined NYC JVP and is an active member of the American Public... Read more
Rani Al-Hindi is a Palestinian-American activist. He is 2018 graduate of Hunter College, where he co-founded the Palestine Solidarity Alliance at Hunter. He also cofounded the Apartheid Divest CUNY campaign. As an activist, Rani focuses his work on the intersections of Palestine liberation, white... Read more