As President Biden is set to travel to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Palestinians in the West Bank face an uncertain and perilous future. In early May, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on a decades-long case, giving the military a green light to expel over 1,000 Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta, a remote area in the southern West Bank that has been declared part of a military training area, Firing Zone 918. Today, their lives and livelihoods are in limbo as the Israeli military conducts live fire exercises and rolls tanks through their communities.
Ameinu and the other Progressive Israel Network organizations invite you to a conversation with B’Tselem’s Sarit Michaeli, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)’s Roni Pelli, and +972 Magazine photojournalist Oren Ziv on the history of Masafer Yatta and a look at what’s next for the area’s residents. The NIF’s Libby Lenkinski will serve as moderator for the discussion.
An Update on Masafer Yatta:
What’s Next After the Supreme Court’s Decision?
Thursday, July 14, 2022
10am Pacific/12pm Central/1pm Eastern
The Progressive Israel Network brings together organizations representing Americans who are committed to pursuing democracy, equality and peace in Israel, including Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now (APN), Habonim Dror North America, Hashomer Hatzair, Jewish Labor Committee, J Street, New Israel Fund (NIF), Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI), Reconstructing Judaism, and T’ruah. The coalition will provide a strong, unified voice in support of its members’ common goals: democracy and equal rights, religious freedom and pluralism, and a two-state solution that would secure a peaceful future for Israel and end the 55-year-long occupation. Learn more about PIN on our website at www.progressiveisraelnetwork.org.