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Special Report from the Occupied Territories; Newton MA

Talk by Nora Murad & Potluck Supper

"The Gaza  Crisis and Growing Palestinian Resistance: a First-hand view from the West Bank"

A Potluck supper at  6:00 pm,
Presentation and discussion at 7:00 pm

Please RSVP: call Joan Ecklein at 617 244 8054 for directions   (and leave message)

Nora Lester Murad has lived in the Occupied Territories for more than ten years and has close contacts with youth  in Gaza.  She was in Ramallah this July during the Israeli attack.  Nora will share  her information about Gaza and direct observations from the  West Bank.

Nora is founder of the Dalia Association with colleagues on the West Bank. Dalia is committed to providing material aid directly to community projects formulated and organized by local people. She has extensive first hand knowledge of the impact of the Occupation and grass roots resistance to it. She is also well connected to Gaza residents struggling to survive under horrific conditions.

Cosponsored by: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Newton Dialogues on Peace and War, UJP Palestine Task Force, Massachusetts Peace Action


biographical sketch:

Nora Lester Murad, PhD, is a writer and mother living in Palestine. Her blog, "The View From My Window in Palestine" ( addresses issues of development, international aid, and daily life under military occupation. She has published in The Guardian, Aljazeera, Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, OpenDemocracy and more. Before she moved to Palestine in 2004, Nora was assistant professor of cross-cultural understanding at Bentley College and had a thriving practice going anti-racism and social change strategy consulting.