The Growing Crisis of Settlement Expansion, 28th Nov

Settlements, settler violence, and population displacement in the Occupied Territories—an overview, including a special report from Masafer Yatta

7:30pm Monday 28th November on Zoom

With guest speakers:
Dror Etkes of Kerem Navot (Israeli NGO monitoring West Bank land policies/strategies/settlement expansion)
Basel Adra, Palestinian activist and journalist based in Masafer Yatta
Rabbi Mark Solomon, Chair of the Beit Din of Liberal Judaism,
senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College,
rabbi of Edinburgh and Leicester Liberal synaagogues
(speaking in a personal capacity)

The construction/expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is, arguably, the single biggest obstacle to the establishment of any long-term peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Liberal Jews for Justice in Israel/Palestine (LJJIP) is holding a special UK nationwide Zoom event to explore the settlements issue, and the crucial associated challenge of Palestinian population displacement. The event will be an up-to-date eyewitness perspective on these issues, and will cover the history, the politics, the impacts, the current deteriorating situation and the implications of what is happening. It will therefore be a unique opportunity for us all to learn more about these crucial issues.

You and all members of your shul are cordially invited to attend. To register, e-mail events@ljjip.org.

Around 240 settlements have so far been built in the West Bank; they now have a combined population of almost half a million people. At the same time, many thousands of Palestinians have been forced from their homes and denied basic civil rights.

The latest episode of Israeli government repression and harassment of West Bank Palestinians is currently taking place in Masafer Yatta, an area in the southern Hebron Hills, around 8 miles west of the Dead Sea. That’s why our 28 November special Zoom event will feature a Palestinian speaker from that area.

To find out more about what is tragically unfolding in the West Bank, and what we, as Liberal Jews, can do to help improve the situation, please e-mail events@ljjip.org. and put 28 November in your diary.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

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