Our interfaith delegation is in Palestine: Join us for a conversation with folks on the ground

Blog
July 27, 2017
By
Kristin Szremski

The American Muslims for Palestine, together with Jewish Voice for Peace and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, has taken an interfaith delegation to Palestine to see the occupation first-hand. The purpose of the trip is to educate community leaders and give them the appropriate tools to come back home and start educating others about Israel's occupation and Palestinian human rights. 

This is one of the first times a group of Muslim student and community leaders has been taken to Palestine in a BDS-compliant event. AMP's goal is to bring the issue of Palestine and BDS into Muslim communities. Our hope is to increase awareness, spread grassroots support and to gain large-scale support for the successful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Now, you can take part in this delegation "virtually" by joining us Sunday from 2-3 p.m. Eastern time to hear from folks on the ground. The virtual delegation is being hosted by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Register here! 

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.

Presenter:
FairouzFayrouz 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.

Register at https://uscpr.org/virtualdelegation/. Continue to follow news from the delegation here and on social media platforms with the hashtag #JustFaith17! 

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