One Democratic State for Palestine/Israel

It’s going to be spectacular. I’ll be moderating a panel, One Democratic State for Palestine/Israel, Saturday at 12 noon. Hope lots of you will get there.

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One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel.

The Goals of the Panel Are to Educate Participants and to Stimulate Proposals
for Action to Achieve a One State Solution to Palestine/Israel conflict.

Saturday, May 21st 12:00 pm – 1:50 pm / Rm. 2504
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th St, New York, New York 10019

Facilitator:
Julia Willebrand, US Green Party and OWS alternative Banking group
Speakers:
Justine McCabe, US Green Party
Lenni Brenner, Author, Activist
Abstract: 
Most close observers of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, including some Israeli Jews and the Green Party of the US, acknowledge the death of the “two state solution” and reality of the alternative, “one state solution,” whereby Israelis and Palestinians would live together as equal citizens before the law in the land between the Mediterranean and River Jordan.  Yet, US Republican and Democratic presidential candidates of 2016 continue to support the chimera of the two-state “non-solution” in their campaigns.  Panelists will briefly discuss the unsustainability of the latter and the conditions including apartheid practices in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) as well as adherence to international law that make the case for One Democratic State (ODS). The goals of this panel are to educate forum participants about ODS and stimulate discussion for action.
Diversity of Persepctives: 
Justine McCabe is former Co-Chair, International Committee, Green Party She holds doctorates in anthropology and psychology, was research associate at Center for Middle East Studies She has conducted research in Lebanon, and respite workshops, seminars on Security for humanitarian workers in Palestine.
Lenni Brenner born into an Orthodox Jewish family became an atheist at 10 and a political activist at 15. He authored Zionism in the Age of the Dictators; The Iron Wall: Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir; Jews in America Today.
Julia Willebrand, the 2010 Green Party of NY candidate for Comptroller, has chaired the NYC Sierra Club Solid Waste Committee, the Manhattan Citizens’ Solid Waste Advisory Board, She was a Fulbright professor to Hungary, chair of college ESL English programs, and testing/curriculum development specialist for adult education programs.
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