Today Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 1pm ET: Joint Call with on the Effects of Annexation
Join this call or one of our other calls happening over this next week to deepen your understanding of annexation and what we can do together about it
Join me today at 1pm ET (10am PT), for an online discussion between Sulaiman Khatib and Galia Galili of Combatants for Peace on the approaching Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley, its effects on Palestinian communities and families, and what the American Jewish community can do to fight back.
The conversation is being jointly hosted by American friends of Combatants for Peace and IfNotNow.
About the speakers:Sulaiman Khatib grew up in Hizma, just outside of Jerusalem. He became politically active at the age of 13, after one of his brothers was put in jail. At the age of 14, he participated in a stabbing attack of two Israelis and was imprisoned for 10.5 years as a result.
In jail he participated in hunger strikes, which was his first introduction into nonviolent resistance, and for the first time in his life, saw his activism bring substantial results. He studied Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi, and upon leaving jail became a committed nonviolence activist.
In 2006, he co-founded Combatants for Peace. He has worked as a nonviolent peace activist for over 20 years and has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Galia Galili grew up in Jerusalem with Palestinian playmates unaware of the political situation of occupation and inequality, but raised with discriminating beliefs at home. She served in the Air Force during the First Intifada and then married and lived for years abroad.
Galia’s world transformed during the Second Intifada and she became an activist with Combatants for Peace during the first Gaza invasion. She was inspired to join Combatants for Peace when the eldest of her three sons started preparing for his military service at the age of 14. At the time she thought she would surely be able to help end the occupation by the time he was required to join.
Five years later she is more humble, but no less determined.
Can’t make the call today? Join one of our multiple other calls happening over this next week to deepen your understanding of annexation and what we can do together about it:
Wednesday, 6/17 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT - National Jewish Youth Annexation Workshop: If you are a young person who is interested in learning more about annexation and what you can do about it in this moment, this is the opportunity to learn more and join our efforts.
Thursday, June 18, @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT - Annexation Workshop for Parents of IfNotNow: If you know a young person in IfNotNow and want to learn more about what is motivating them in this moment, this is the opportunity to learn more and join our efforts.
Sunday, June 21 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT - Annexation briefing with Breaking the Silence and Yesh Din: Hear from Israeli activists and legal experts about the legal ramifications of annexation, and how the expansion of Israeli sovereignty through annexation will differ from the current military occupation.
See you there, Naftali IfNotNow firstname.lastname@example.org