Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Two Great Documentary Films

Two Great Documentary Films

"A Palestinian Woman" - A Palestinian Woman: Terry Bulatta, mother, teacher and community activist, shows how the 27-foot wall surrounds her neighborhood in East Jerusalem, dividing it from the adjacent community of Abu Dis, severing the historical bonds of the two communities. (24 minutes)

"African Palestinian" - In the Moslem quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City very near one of the great doors to the Dome of the Rock compound is the African Palestinian. (24 minutes)

Tuesday, July 24 starting at 7 pm
Blackbird Theater
(across the street from the Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale)

A talk by filmmaker Andrew Courtney followed the films (Red Hill Films). Tickets were $5.00.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kovel Talk and Book Signing

Dr. Joel Kovel, professor at Bard College and author of the recently published "Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine,” gave a talk this Thursday at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore in Saugerties, New York.

Speaking to a full crowd, Dr. Kovel reviewed the history of Israel, the psychology of the early Zionists and how the current apartheid state is ultimately a threat to both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. Deploring the confusion of Jews, Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel, Dr. Kovel called for a one-state solution as an end to government supported racism.

The United States has used Israel to control the oil-rich Middle East, sending American tax dollars to pay for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their land. Dr. Kovel urged a reassessment of Israel by all Americans who value human rights and democracy in the region.

The talk and the book signing that followed were sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response .

First picture by David Bruner.