2017-18

► Unveiling the Hidden Roots of Suffering

as Revealed Through the Archetype of Israel-Palestine

with Rich Forer
Monday, November 13

Rich will articulate the most fundamental roots of suffering, especially as revealed through the Israel-Palestine tragedy which is, in many ways, an archetype or model of how human beings create a world of suffering for self and other. 

As part of this discussion, he will demonstrate that events that unfold in the visible world are reflections of the invisible world and its unconscious thought processes that induce so many to support injustice in the name of justice. He will show the self-destructive nature of the unexamined mind that unknowingly projects its suffering onto the other and then blames or scapegoats the other for its suffering.

Rich Forer is author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion--A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

► No Way to Treat a Child

Monday, October 9

Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children. The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge and end Israel’s prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing  the widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children.

Detaining Dreams

documents Israel’s human rights abuses of Palestinian children who are routinely targeted for detention, interrogation and torture in Israel’s military detention system. These practices are violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

Following the documentary film Detaining Dreams, we will have a Skype conversation with Brad Parker, staff attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights.

Watch Detaining Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rw69pLILqw  Learn more about No Way to Treat a Child: http://nwttac.dci-palestine.org

► Should the US Keep Giving Israel $10 Million per Day? 

With Alison Weir
Founder of If Americans Knew

Monday, September 18

"Americans need to know important facts that they aren’t learning in the very filtered reporting we get. We need to know what’s happening in Palestine, and what’s enabling this in the U.S. The latter stories are even more covered up."

Alison Weir is a freelance journalist who traveled independently throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip in February and March of 2001. Ms. Weir found a situation largely the reverse of what was being reported by the American media. Upon further examination of this issue – she read dozens of books on the topic – she found that the U.S. press portrayal was significantly at odds with information being reported by media throughout the rest of the world.

Disturbed that American citizens were being misinformed and uninformed on one of the most significant issues affecting them today, and discovering the problem to be systemic, she founded If Americans Knew, an organization to be directed by Americans without personal or family ties to the region who would research and actively disseminate accurate information to the American public.