Raed Jarrar, policy impact coordinator for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), was in Jerusalem July 10-17 as Israel launched the attack on Gaza. Raed will report on his experiences and also focus on analysis of the current situation in Iraq. The presentation will describe overarching US policy in the Middle East including Syria and Egypt, and how the peace movement can take action. He has been a leading commentator on the US in Iraq since the invasion of 2003. JVP Boston is one of the co-sponsors.