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Nonviolence, Conscientious Objection and the Israeli Occupation; Middlebury College

  • Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College College St Middlebury, VT, 05753 United States (map)

Israeli-American activist, writer and poet Moriel Rothman-Zecher ('11) will speak about conscientious objection from both a political and a personal lens (Moriel spent time in military prison in 2012 for refusing to enlist in the IDF) on nonviolent activism and organizing against the occupation. This includes: a campaign to stop the demolition of Susiya, a village in the South Hebron Hills; another (successful) campaign to prevent the eviction of a Palestinian family from their home in Silwan in East Jerusalem; nonviolent demonstrations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in places like Nabi Saleh, Sheikh Jarrah; and demonstrations and organizing efforts in Tel Aviv against the recent war on Gaza, which were met with repression and violence, both from the police and from pro-war counter-protestors.

Sponsored by the Education Studies Program, Wonnacott Commons, Arabic Department, Middle East Studies, and the Academic Enrichment Fund.

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