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In 1976, Middle East Peace Now was formed in Minnesota to promote understanding and discussion of the issues underlying conflicts in the Middle East with a focus on Palestine and Israel.

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MEPN Forum Presents

Lubnah Shomali

A Human-Rights Based Approach to Palestinian Self-determination

Lubnah Shomali, born in Palestine but raised in the US, relocated with her family to her hometown near Bethlehem in the West Bank in 2008 to further the Palestinian national struggle for rights and self-determination.  She and her family, as other uprooted Palestinians, have experienced effects of Israeli occupation first hand.
 
A strong human rights defender and activist, Lubnah works for BADIL, Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, whose strategies deal with impact of forced population transfer, expansion of settlements and discrimination under Israeli Apartheid. 
 

Ms. Shomali will provide an alternative discourse to current mainstream political discourse by promoting a rights-based approach and solution to the conflict through adherence and respect for international human rights laws. 

SATURDAY,  April 8, 2017

9:30 AM Refreshments         10:00 AM Presentation and Discussion
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer
5440 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

For information, call 763-318-7546
Visit our MEPN website at:   http://www.mepn.org

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Our Purpose

  • Educate on Palestine-Israel issues through monthly forums
  • Inform our members and the public of other Middle East-related events, updates and resources
  • Network globally with other educational and activist individuals and organizations
  • Advocate our principles with elected officials, media and other groups

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Selected Articles and Videos

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A woman’s right to choose (her government)

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Hanan Ashrawi – Palestinian Perspective on the Peace Process

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Where Are We Headed In Israel and Palestine – Is a One State Solution the Only Answer?   Jeff Halper  Middle East Peace Now Forum – Nov 12, 2016 video

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Al Jazeera Investigations – The Lobby P1: Young Friends of Israel  (1/10/2017)

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INSTEAD OF FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM, NEW SENATE BILL THREATENS FREE SPEECH

“We must be vigilant to fight against the intensified racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism that have been unleashed by Trump’s campaign and the threat of racist, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies promised by his incoming administration. It is more essential than ever that our lawmakers anduc-regents-protest-oakland Jewish communal leaders insist that fighting anti-Semitism go hand in hand with fighting racism and Islamophobia, not reinforce them with misguided legislation designed to defend Israeli policies, not Jews.” said Rabbi Alissa Wise, deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace

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10 Zionist Arguments You’ve Encountered, But Didn’t Have Answers To

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18 GIFTS THAT SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR PALESTINIANS

From candles and clothing to artwork and olive oil, here is your holiday gifting guide that supports Palestinian human rights. For background, read why JVP Supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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At the Boiling Point With Israel

The New York Times
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
OCTOBER 6, 2016

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Stone Cold Justice 45 minutes

Middle East Peace Now has cancelled our PayPal account.  We have learned that PayPal does not allow Palestinians in Gaza and the Occupied Territories to use their services.  PayPal does, however, allow Israelis living in illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories to use their services.  Please sign the petition asking PayPal to end their discrimination against Palestinians.  For more information and to sign the petition use the following link: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/641/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20580

Middle East Peace Now has cancelled our PayPal account.  We have learned that PayPal does not allow Palestinians in Gaza and the Occupied Territories to use their services.  PayPal does, however, allow Israelis living in illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories to use their services.  Please sign the petition asking PayPay to end their discrimination against Palestinians.  For more information and to sign the petition use the following link: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/641/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20580