Please join the Foundation for Middle East Peace and the Arab American Institute for an off-the-record conversation:

How Ireland is Leading the Way Against Israeli Settlements

featuring

Frances Black

Senator, Republic of Ireland

in conversation with

James Zogby

President, Arab American Institute

 

Monday, March 25th

12:30pm

1319 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20036

RSVP BELOW.

A light lunch will be provided.

As the U.S. under the Trump administration continues to encourage the entrenchment of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, Ireland is on a different path, leading the way to a boycott of Israel’s illegal settlements in the Palestinian territories, thereby presenting a different and meaningful course to affirm respect for international law and basic human rights. In the absence of U.S. leadership, how can the world hold Israel to account for the occupation of Palestine? Join us for this important and timely conversation.

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Frances Black is an independent senator in the Republic of Ireland, who has championed a range of progressive policies to support vulnerable communities. After visiting Palestine, Black stood up in support of international law, human rights, and justice in Palestine, introducing legislation last year to end Ireland’s trade in goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The bill passed the upper house of parliament (Seanad), in December, and then the lower house (Dail) in January. She is an exceptionally compelling speak on issues of justice and human rights.

James Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He has been active in the struggle for justice in Palestine for several decades. He is Director of Zogby Research Services, a firm that has conducted groundbreaking surveys across the Middle East. For the past 3 decades, he has served in leadership roles in the Democratic National Committee and served 2 terms as a President Obama appointee to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He writes a weekly column published in 12 countries. He is featured frequently on national and international media as an expert on Middle East affairs.

25-03-2019 12:30:00 25-03-2019 14:00:00 America/New_York How Ireland is Leading the Way Against Israeli Settlements Please join the Foundation for Middle East Peace and the Arab American Institute for an off-the-record conversation: How Ireland is Leading the Way Against Israeli Settlements featuring Frances Black Senator,...: http://www.aaiusa.org/march_black_zogby Foundation for Middle East Peace - Omar Baddar
When:
March 25, 2019 at 12:30pm - 2pm
Where:
Foundation for Middle East Peace
Contact:
Omar Baddar
202-429-9210