Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bekah Wolf: Beyond the Rhetoric

The Realities of the Israeli Occupation and Prospects for a Just Resolution in Palestine

Sunday, November 22
2:30 PM

United Methodist Church
1 Grove Street, New Paltz 12561

An American-Israeli, Bekah Wolf is a graduate of New York University with an MS in education from Long Island University. She co-founded the Palestine Solidarity Project, an organization based in the West Bank village of Beit Ommar and dedicated to supporting popular, non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Summer and Fall Events 2009

Free Palestine Vigil

2:00 pm

Saturday, July 18

Ulster Plaza

1177 Ulster Avenue

Kingston 12401

We will line up in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response



Report from Gaza: My trips with Code Pink

By Felice Gelman

6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, August 23

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of the Catskills

320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston NY 12401

Felice Gelman is member of the WESPAC Middle East Committee and part of a group of four delegations under the umbrella of CODEPINK invited to Gaza by the UN Relief and Works Agency. She will report on conditions that have been rarely talked about in the US media. She will be joined by Philip Weiss who made the trip with her.

Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response


Meeting on Palestine, Israel, and the US Empire

Tuesday, Oct. 27

7 p.m

Lecture Center 104

SUNY New Paltz

Richard Becker will analyze the struggle for Palestine — from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement to the founding of Israel and the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He will also focus on the key role of the United States as a supporter of Israel. Becker, an author and commentator on Middle East affairs, will also sign copies of his new book, "Palestine, Israel, and the US Empire."

Organized by:

Peace and Social Progress Now

sponsored on campus by the Muslim Students Association

endorsed by Middle East Crisis Response.


Norman Finkelstein: Israel and Palestine, Roots of Conflict, Prospects for Peace

Wed., November 4th

7:30 PM

Multipurpose Room, Bertlesman Student Center Bard College, Annandale, NY 12504

Dr. Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. His parents were Holocaust survivors, and he has also written about their experiences during World War II.

Sponsored by:

-Middle East Crisis Response

-Bard Students for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine


Anna Baltzer: Witness in Palestine

Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 pm

Multipurpose Room, Bertlesman Student Center Bard College, Annandale, NY 12504

Anna Baltzer, Fulbright Scholar and volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service, will talk about her work in Palestine. Her book, "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories" has been praised by Noam Chomsky. Joining her will be Paula Silbey, a local activist who has completed several trips to the occupied West Bank. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

Sponsored by:

-Middle East Crisis Response

-Bard Students for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine


Arabic Feast to Help Break the Siege of Gaza

Sunday, November 8

1 - 4:00 pm

La Florentina Restaurant

604 Ulster Ave.

Kingston, NY 12401

A special Arabic meal will be served to raise funds for the Gaza Freedom March. This unique culinary event, prepared by excellent Palestinian chefs, will focus attention on the twelve local residents of the Hudson Valley who will be bringing supplies for children and families to Gaza in December. Tickets will be $25 if purchased beforehand or $30 at the door. Make checks payable to MECR and mail to Gaza March c/o MECR, PO Box 1362, Woodstock, NY 12498.

or call: 845 -246-8415, Ext. 3