Just World books is delighted to be a co-sponsor for a congressional briefing on Gaza that the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will hold July 29. The briefing will focus on the widely reported violations of international humanitarian law that Israel's military committed during last year's "Protective Edge" assault on Gaza. It will examine the failure of Israeli institutions to hold the country's military accountable for those violations-- and the options available to the United States and other international parties to do so, instead.
We are particularly proud that one of the featured speakers at the briefing will be Eman Mohammed, a noted Gaza photojournalist and a contributor to our just released anthology, Gaza Unsilenced.
Just this past Monday, Eman's photography was displayed during the special "Arria Formula" consultation on Gaza held by the U.N. Security Council. Last year she was a featured TED Fellow and gave a talk at an official TED conference.
The Capitol Hill briefing on Gaza with Eman and others will take place on July 29 (full details and event registration, here).
Here are the details of the July 29 briefing. Please call your representatives in the U.S. Congress and urge them to attend. The U.S. Campaign has created this action page to help you do this. Also, urge them to support the accompanying "Dear Colleague" letter!
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On July 8th, marking one year to the day since the beginning of the latest Israeli assault on Gaza, we officially released Gaza Unsilenced. Edited by "Gaza Mom" Laila El-Haddad and Refaat Alareer in Gaza, the volume brings together an extraordinary roster of contributors. Reflecting an emphasis on the voices of Palestinians in Gaza, many of the [...]
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Our authors Miko Peled, Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh, Rabbi Brant Rosen, and Leila Abdelrazaq are fanning out throughout the United States in the coming days and weeks, sharing their important witness about the realities of life in Israel/Palestine. Keep up-to-date with who's speaking where, when, and get all the details of these events, by checking in [...]