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Jerusalem Crisis: What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, What’s Needed

12 May 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Recent days have seen an escalation in violence in Jerusalem even beyond what we were seeing in the past few weeks. With the violent events at Al-Aqsa mosque, police crackdowns on Palestinian protesters, the threat of home evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the Jerusalem Day Flag March, the city is in a state of crisis.
Join us for an urgent conversation with leading Palestinian and Israeli experts from Jerusalem to update us about what is happening on the ground, what Israelis and Palestinians are doing, and what we can do from afar.
Huda Abuarquob is Alliance for Middle East Peace’s (ALLMEP) on-the-ground regional director in 2014. She has years of experience in conflict resolution, NGO leadership, and social change education and activism, as well as a life-long commitment to building strong people-to-people Israeli-Palestinian relations. She is a well-known speaker on issues related to Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Huda is the oldest of twelve children, the daughter of respected Palestinian educators, and an aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews. Born in Jerusalem, she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, lived for six years in the U.S., and now resides in Hebron.
Daniel Seidemann is an Israeli attorney specializing in Israeli-Palestinian relations, with an emphasis on Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, an NGO that works towards a resolution to the question of Jerusalem that is consistent with the two-state solution.
Hagit Ofran is the Co-Director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project and has two decades of expertise on issues related to the settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. She is widely recognized as Israel’s foremost expert on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Progressive Israel Network (PIN), the Israel Policy Forum (IPF), Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), and the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA)


12 May 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm