On Nakba Day, 2015
Café Palestina presents
Author/activist Alison Weir discusses her latest book “Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel”
South Berkshire Friends Meeting
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Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative.
Cosponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action
Drawing on her background as both a civil rights activist and Peace Corps volunteer and the child of a military family, Alison Weir has striven to provide a clear-sighted view of the issue. She believes that open-minded examination of all available evidence, informed by universal principles of human rights, self-determination and justice for all people, is the only way to truly understand the conflict. Thus exposing the truth is, she believes, the best and only hope for justice and, therefore, peace for Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, and indeed the world.