The Reality of Occupation - A Virtual Tour - New Israel Fund Australia

The Reality of Occupation - A Virtual Tour

Sun 6 Sep 2020 at 7pm - 8pm


Contact Eve Altman ( 0449144255) for more information.

What are the impacts of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories? What changes will annexation cause and what will this mean for Israel’s democracy?

Join us for a virtual video tour with Hagit Ofran from Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project, as she helps us gain a deeper understanding on these issues. Ofran takes us around East Jerusalem and surrounding towns, to the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar in Area C, drives us down Jericho Road in Al-Eizariya, and more. 

Following the virtual tour we’ll discuss via breakout rooms what we witnessed, and what role we have in shaping the conversation around occupation and annexation as Australian Jews in the Diaspora. 

This event is exclusively for our New Gen supporters in their 20s and 30s.

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Peace Now is the largest and longest-standing Israeli movement advocating for peace. Peace Now currently works to ensure Israelis embrace the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: two states and the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Peace Now seeks to educate the public, represent the portion of the public that shares its views, mobilise it and as a result influence the mainstream Israeli public – all out of a strong conviction that politicians are susceptible to public pressure. Peace Now’s activities are meant to ensure that issues related to Israeli Palestinian peace remain on top of the political agenda and the public discourse.

In the early 1990s, after identifying settlements as one of the largest obstacles to the two state solution, Peace Now established Settlement Watch, taking upon itself to track and analyze developments in the settlements. Through research, analysis and exposure of settlement developments, Peace Now works to prevent settlement expansion and stop illegal settlement activity. The Settlement Watch team is internationally acclaimed for its credibility and reliability and is regularly cited by Israeli and international media, governments, and NGOs.

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