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Conference: Perspectives on Palestine 2017

  • St. John's Lutheran Church 500 3rd Street W. Northfield, MN (map)

Conference will present progressive voices on the crisis in Israel-Palestine. Registration, which includes lunch, is $40; $10 for students. Scholarships are available. Speakers are Dr. Mark Braverman - program director of Kairos USA, will present "Tipping Point? Politics, Zionism and the Call to the Church." 

Nathan Stock- former director of the Israel-Palestine Office of The Carter Center and will speak on "Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

Jennifer Bing - director of the Chicago American Friends Service Committee Middle East Program and will present "No Way to Treat a Child." 

Registration includes presentations, a panel discussion and a light lunch. This is a significant year in the Palestinian story. It marks 100 years since Balfour Declaration, in which Britian's foreign secretary indicated support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Partition Plan, which proposed creating that homeland. Fifty years ago, Israel took control of the West Bank and Gaza after the Six-Day War. Ten years ago, the blockade by land, air and sea of the Gaza strip began, by which Israel controls movement of people and goods in and out of the Strip. The conference is presented by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel and co-sponsored by First United Church of Christ, Northfield; and the MICAH Group of Northfield United Methodist Church