Israel/Palestine Working Group

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Focus: Education, consciousness raising, advocacy, and action.

Members: Sisters and Cojourners, living in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Montana and Illinois. Several have visited, lived, or worked in the Middle East. New Sister and Cojourner members are welcome. Contact: joankansas@swcp.com

Work: Much of the interaction is done via bi-monthly conference calls and e-mails. A major part of this group is able to meet twice a year. In the recent past, We sponsored a weekend presentation at Assisi Heights with Dr. Jeff Halper and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions movement. At present, we are focusing on the Boycott, Sanction, and Divestment (BDS) campaign.  Some of our members are involved in the “No Way to Treat a Child” campaign, which addresses the treatment and detention of young Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.

Coalitions: Major among them are: Campaign to End Israeli Occupation (www.endtheoccupation.org), Jewish Voice for Peace.org, and the journal, Mondoweiss.net

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