Palestinian activist Ayed Morrar from the West Bank village of Budrus

Palestinian activist Ayed Morrar from the West Bank village of Budrus

Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak of Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall

Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak of Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall

Palestinans, internationals and Israelis march against the Wall on Budrus' land

Palestinans, internationals and Israelis march against the Wall on Budrus' land

NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE
Palestinian AYED MORRAR and Israeli JONATHAN POLLAK

A NATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR
ON THE PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT:

October 14-16 in the NYC Area


Friday October 14th, 7:00 PM
Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Ave at 80th St, Manhattan
with Artists for Peace, Not in Our Name, The Dialogue
Project, Community Church Action for Justice Committee

Saturday October 15th, 2:30 PM
Community Unitarian Church
468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, New York
with Middle East Committee of WESPAC Peace and
Justice Foundation, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Justice
at Manhattanville College, Jewish Peace Fellowship

Saturday October 15th, 6:00 PM
Activist Ramadan Break-the-Fast Event
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, in the
Financial District between Broadway & Broad

Sunday October 16th, 2:00 PM
Salam Arabic Lutheran Church
345 Ovington Ave (between 3rd and 4th Ave), Bay Ridge,
Brooklyn with Network of Arab-American Professionals
of NY-Political Action Committee, and American-Arab
Anti Discrimination Committee of New York

Sunday October 16th, 7:15 PM
Catholic Center
58 Washington Square Park South, Manhattan
with United for Peace and Justice-NYC, Jews Against the
Occupation-NYC, New York City Tikkun Community, NYU Students
for Justice in Palestine, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church


Ayed Morrar and Jonathan Pollak are friends and among the
major figures in the Palestinian led, Israeli-supported nonviolent
struggle against Israel’s military occupation. Largely unreported
by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis
are waging a major grassroots nonviolent campaign of resistance
to the construction of Israel’s Wall. Palestinian farmers, workers,
mothers, and students, together with Israeli and international
volunteers, are braving teargas, beatings, bullets, arrest, and even
death to block the construction of the Wall with their bodies. Ruled
illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004, the Wall
appropriates Palestinian land and destroys villages for more
Israeli settlements.

In a victory for nonviolence, Ayed led his community of Budrus
in a peaceful campaign of 50 protest marches to stop the
construction of the Wall on Budrus’ land. Jonathan has participated
in over 200 West Bank protests and has helped to mobilize
hundreds of Israelis to join Palestinians in resisting the Wall.
Both Ayed and Jonathan have been imprisoned for their
prominent roles in the nonviolent movement.

For a downloadable PDF announcement of the events:
 http://www.ism-nyc.org/downloads/ISM_Tour_All_Events.pdf


Articles by Ayed Morrar, Jonathan Pollak and on the nonviolent
movement in Palestine:

It Must Come Tumbling Down, Ayed Morrar, Toronto Globe and Mail
 http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-04.htm

The disengagement as smokescreen, Jonathan Pollak, Ha'aretz Daily
 http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2005/07/11/the-disengagement-as-smoke-screen/

Gandhi Redux, Meron Rapaport, Ha'aretz Daily
 http://www.palsolidarity.org/ghandiredux.htm


For questions contact:  ism_nyc@hotmail.com