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ALICE ROTHCHILD is a
physician, professor, author, and
filmmaker who has focused her
interest in human rights and social
justice on the Israel/Palestine
conflict since 1997.
A practicing Ob-Gyn for almost 40
years, she served as Assistant
Professor of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Harvard Medical
School, until her retirement.
Rothchild writes and lectures widely, has contributed to a number of anthologies, and is the author of several books related to Israel/Palestine, including "Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine." Rothchild directed the documentary film, Voices Across the Divide, and is currently working on a middle grade children’s book, a young adult novel, and a memoir in verse. She serves on the board and as a mentor for the We Are Not Numbers program in Gaza, on the board of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, and on the steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council.
LISBETH MELENDEZ RIVERA,
MAL, is a 30+ year veteran of the
LGBTQ and labor movements, with
extensive experience organizing and
training at the intersections of sexual
orientation, gender identity,
racial/ethnic identity, and culture
related explicitly to communities of
color in the United States. She has
crisscrossed the country, training
workers and community leaders in
organizing, leadership development, and community building strategies from a grassroots perspective. Most recently, Lisbeth was the Director of Faith Outreach & Training at the Human Rights Campaign. She is a graduate of the United Theological Seminary with a master’s in Theology and Social Transformation.
A Deep Dive with Jewish Voice for Peace
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm UTC / 8pm Palestine
For United Methodists and church activists in numerous denominations, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has been a vital partner in advocacy for the human rights of the Palestinian people.
Jewish Voice for Peace has courageously challenged Zionist ideology in the Jewish American community and blazed new trails with their antiracist and intersectional justice work, in the US and globally.
Today JVP is an indispensable global leader in the movement for Palestinian rights; their work is a major factor in the changing U.S. discourse about Palestine.
Learn more about this remarkable organization, their roots and growth and current work, as well as insightful analysis of the situation today in Palestine/Israel.
We heard from JVP’s Organizing Director, Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, who has extensive experience organizing and training across the intersections of diverse justice movements in the United States, including her last position as Director of Faith Outreach & Training at the Human Rights Campaign.
We were also privileged to have joining us the leader of the JVP Health Advisory Council, Dr. Alice Rothchild, a practicing physician and Harvard professor for decades, a filmmaker, and an esteemed author and political analyst on Palestine/Israel.Below the video, see some useful links with related information.
Scroll down the page to see the video.
LINKS FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS WEBINAR
IT IS APARTHEID - Find four key reports on Israeli apartheid, including the latest by Human Rights Watch: https://www.kairosresponse.org/it_is_apartheid.html
London Review of Books
“The Separate Regimes Delusion: Nathan Thrall on Israel’s apartheid”
New York Review of Books
A Day in the Life of Abed Salama by Nathan Thrall:
A Major Rights Group Says Israel Is Guilty of Apartheid. It Might Fracture the Status Quo in Washington
‘One system, one policy’: Why Human Rights Watch is charging Israel with apartheid
Interview with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch
Video (about 20 mins) or transcript:
Human Rights Watch: Israel Is an Apartheid State
The human rights group’s report lends strength to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid
Adopted by the United Nations in 1973.
Download it here:
See the definition of Apartheid in Article II.