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The Challenges for Palestinians in Giving Voice to their Stories

February 11, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm


I Shall Not HateThursday’s discussion will come after a showing of “I Shall Not Hate,” the story of the Gaza fertility doctor (nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize) who refuses to relinquish his commitment to coexistence, even after tragedy befalls his family during Operation Cast Lead.

Be part of the conversation. Mosaic Theater creates a space for audience-led conversations and talkbacks following nearly every show in the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. Facilitated by strong moderators, invited guests, experts, artists, community leaders, and local stakeholders, these discussions will allow audience members the opportunity to dive deeper into the conversation.

All are welcome, and all are encourage to participate. Talkbacks are a safe space to continue exploring the issues you already know, and begin to understand the issues you don’t.


  • John Feffer is the director of Epicenter at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. He is also the director of the Institute’s Foreign Policy In Focus project. He is the author of several books, including Splinterlands (Haymarket, forthcoming), the writer and performer of several one-man shows, and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and other publications.
  • Jamal Najjab has worked as a political campaign organizer in the Arab-American community, as a journalist in Jerusalem, and on the staff of several humanitarian Palestinian aid organizations.  He has appeared on numerous news programs, such as CNN, Al Jazeera-English and Al Jazeera-Arabic, and has published numerous articles in the mainstream and alternative press.  Many of his extended family members reside in a very small village north of Ramallah, Palestine (population 136).

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February 11, 2016
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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