#JustFaith17 Virtual Delegation

Sunday, July 30, 2017

#JustFaith17 Virtual Delegation


Earlier this week, Israel banned human rights supporters from traveling with an interfaith delegation to Palestine/Israel. While five were banned, the rest of the delegation is on-the-ground meeting Palestinians and learning about their lives under Israeli occupation and apartheid. Israel has for decades banned millions of Palestinian refugees from returning home and denied entry to Palestine for countless numbers of Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims. This latest case seems to be an escalation in Israel’s attempt to shut down Palestinian rights activism, particularly BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions).

Join us on Sunday, July 30 from 2pm-3pm Eastern for the first Virtual Delegation Webinar for a taste of the #JustFaith17 delegation experience. Register here!

The delegation, co-sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, and Interfaith Peace-Builders is traveling under the auspices of the Interfaith Network for Justice in Palestine.

The webinar includes:
– A briefing from the front lines of Jerusalem with Fayruz Sharqawi of Grassroots Jerusalem
– An update from the delegates who Israel prohibited from traveling
– A chance to hear from the delegation on the ground.

This virtual delegation webinar is sponsored by: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Interfaith Peace-Builders, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Fayrouz Sharqawi is the Advocacy Coordinator for Grassroots Jerusalem (Al-Quds), a platform for Palestinian community-based mobilization, leadership and advocacy in Occupied Jerusalem. They believe that the challenges and responses of Palestinian communities must be articulated and led by them. They map and network in order for the Palestinian communities in Jerusalem to sustainably resist the Israeli policies of displacement, dispossession and disempowerment, by creating their own long term strategy, based on their defined priorities and needs.