Is the U.S. really “pressuring” Israel? What’s the deal with Israeli settlements? What do they have to do with us? IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis will discuss the recent flap between the Obama administration and the Israeli government, the $30 billion of U.S. military aid, and the changing discourse on Israel-Palestine across the United States.
Phyllis Bennis is the author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer. She is speaking as part of an event put on by the UMD Students for Justice in Palestine, called Palestinian Solidarity Week (April 12-19). It brings together students, activists, advocates, sympathizers, and humans and who are appalled at the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Palestine and the illegal occupation of its people. PSW aims to raise awareness about the conflict at large, as well as highlight specific issues. Each day of the week will feature a different event or speaker.
You can find more information about Palestinian Solidarity Week here. You can also contact Katelyn Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hira Zeb (email@example.com) if you have questions about the event. An RSVP is not required.