Thursday, October 11, 2007

Friends of Sabeel - New England Conference - Archbishop Tutu and Jeff Halper

I have read a few of Tony Karon's articles but did not realize that he had a Blog - the Rootless Cosmopolitan. Here is a good example of his writing - one on Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I mention this because Archbishop Tutu is the keynote speaker at the Friends of Sabeel - New England Conference entitled “The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-Israel: Issues of Justice and Equality” on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Boston. Here are a few more details:

Location: Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston
Friday—2:30 PM—10:00 PM - Saturday—8:00 AM—4:30 PM
Keynote Address: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Panelists: Naim Ateek, Anat Biletzki, Diana Buttu, Noam Chomsky, John Dugard, Farid Esack, Noura Erekat, Jeff Halper, Donald Wagner, David Wildman
Other Participants:Phyllis Bennis, Joan M. Martin, Nancy Murray, Bishop Thomas Shaw
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee—Massachusetts Chapter
American Friends Service Comm.--Peace & Economic Security Program
Boston Committee on Palestinian Rights
Boston Theological Institute
Episcopal Divinity School
Grassroots International
ICHAD-USA (Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions)
Jewish Voice for Peace—Boston Chapter
Massachusetts Islamic Society
Middle East Children’s Alliance
National Lawyers Guild—Massachusetts Chapter
Pax Christi Massachusetts
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Somerville/Medford United for Justice and Peace
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety—Peace & Justice Task Force

For the brochure and the entire program, go to

I plan to attend and encourage you to do the same.

As you will note in the program, Jeff Halper will be ending his Boston area speaking engagements as a panelist Friday night.

Herewith a bold prediction - timedated by me as 1:45pm on Thursday, October 11, 2007.

Based on "The Distinct Odour of Panic"- within the next fortnight (using the term for 14 days to be consistent with the word "odour") there will be a quote from a "leader" (as proclaimed by the media) of the Jewish community labeling the Sabeel conference as either or both "Anti-Semitic" and "giving aid and comfort to Anti-Semites".

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