Israeli peace and civil rights activist, Mossi Raz, to speak in London on Monday 10 May
Long-standing Israeli peace and civil right activist, Mossi Raz will be leading a public discussion, “From Lebanon to Gaza: Challenges to War and Peace,” in London on Monday 19 May 2010 (7.30pm). Raz is the former head of the largest peace movement in Israel, Peace Now and has served in the Knesset as a Meretz MK and as a captain in the Israel Defence Force.
This will be a unique chance to hear from one of the country’s leading peace activists on the current situation in the Middle East. He will be talking about Israel’s recent incursions into Gaza and south Lebanon and the disputes they cause among left-wing groups in the Knesset and Israeli civil society. The event will also provide a panoramic and up to date account on the current political situation in Israel, informed in part by his involvement with the groundbreaking Palestinian-Israeli All for Peace Radio station.
The event is hosted by Meretz UK at Hashomer House, 27a Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3BN.
Entry £3, free to Meretz UK members (no one turned away due to lack of funds).
May 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm
I see also that two of the shministim (school leavers refusing to be drafted into the Israeli army) are beign hosted at a JFJFP meeting the night before, 7pm at St Martin’s Community Centre, Carol Street, NW1 – organised by JFJFP. they will be talking about their reasons for refusal, and about the impact on themselves and their families. Both meetings look well worth attending.
May 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Gosh, how have these two meetings escaped the notice of the British Board of Deputies – you know, those with the power to silence and and all debate; apparently.
Be that as it may, the meetings look informing and interesting, and, in the words of the above poster, “both meetings look well worth attending”.
May 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Last Saturday JFJFP was a “supporter” of a demonstration in London that vilified Israel. The flier called for Universal Jurisdiction to be unchanged; for a ban on goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria; for a suspension of the EU Association Agreement; and for an arms embargo. It was also organised by or supported by the PSC, BMI, ICAHD and Pax Christi.
This is not a moderate organisation.