Unitarian-Universalists Dilemmas

Saturday, March 5, 2011
11:30 amto3:00 pm

Unitarian-Universalist Dilemmas
As UUs of different backgrounds,
how do we engage with issues on Israel and Palestine?

Explore this challenging topic with other UUs and noted
physician, author and longtime activist Dr. Alice Rothchild

The First Parish in Waltham – UU, Inc.
50 Church Street, Waltham, MA 02452

Recently back from the region, Dr. Rothchild will address:
*Current situation in Palestine
*Contradictions within Israel surrounding the democratic process
*Role of Israeli dissent
*Moral issues that people of conscience confront
*Role of nonviolent resistance by Palestinians, Israelis and Americans
*How the UU Seven Principles can help frame this conversation

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and conversation
12:30 – 2:00 Dr. Rothchild will share her perspectives
2:00 – 3:00 Exploration of additional resources

We will also show the DVD of the winning 2010 UUJME Sermon,
“Reflections on the Middle East,” by Rev. Bill Breeden.

For more information, or to let us know you plan to attend, please
jvpboston@gmail.com with UU in the subject line.

This event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the

Middle East (UUJME) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).

Book reading and conversation

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish & Palestinian Trauma & Resilience.

Walpole Public Library

30 Common Street

Walpole, MA

Rothchild’s talk at the Walpole Public Library is being sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group.  For more information, contact walpole_peace@verizon.net or go to the Walpole Peace and Justice Web Site at http://walpolepeace.blogspot.com/.

event with Omar Barghouti

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:30 pmto10:30 pm

The Institute of Politics, Haymarket Books and
Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee present:
Omar Barghouti
On the Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
With moderator and discussant:

Alice Rothchild, MD
Author, “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams”

Emerson Hall 105
Harvard University
(map <http://map.harvard.edu/?ctrx=760145&amp;ctry=2961499&amp;level=9&amp;layers=Campus+Base+and+Buildings,Map+Text> )

After months of extended delays and an international public pressure campaign, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem has granted Omar Barghouti a visa to visit the United States. Mr. Barghouti is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

Mr. Barghouti will discuss his new book, Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, which will be available for sale after the talk.

Please RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199878913378667
See the PSC website for the latest updates www.harvardpsc.com <http://www.harvardpsc.com/>

Cosponsored by Justice for Palestine at HLS, Middle East Law Students Association and GSAS Alliance for Justice in the Middle East.

For more information, please contact Lena Awwad (lena.awwad@college.harvard.edu) or Sarah Macaraeg (sarah@haymarketbooks.org).


Thursday, April 28, 2011
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Jamaica Plain Forum

A Report From the Ground by Alice Rothchild and Alan Meyers

First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist,  6 Eliot St, Boston, MA 02130

Alice Rothchild and Alan Meyers are Boston-area doctors who have led multiple delegations to Israel and Palestine. As members of The Health and Human Rights Project of American Jews for a Just Peace (AJJP), they have worked with NGOs in clinics, hospitals and refugee camps.

They will share stories and analysis from their most recent visit in January 2011 that included interviews with both Jewish Israelis and Palestinian activists in Israel and the West Bank.

The Forum will focus on issues of civil rights, water, health care, and the impact of occupation on both the occupiers and the occupied.

Alice and Alan will describe the current state of checkpoints, the separation wall, the expanding Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as the rightward swing of Israeli politics.

They will also discuss the growing boycott, divestment and sanction movement as a nonviolent and creative option to move the possibilities for peace forward on a grass roots level in the face of years of stalled peace processes.

Besides a Q & A with the speakers, representatives from local organizations working on these issues will be at the Forum. We promise plenty of time for informal conversations with these activists. Co- sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace and American Jews for a Just Peace.