BDS NOW! – Atlanta Palestine Conference 2016


Atlanta Palestine Annual Conference 

Featuring keynote speakers Max Blumenthal and Tarek Abuata


Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (includes lunch)
Place: Trinity Presbyterian Church 3003 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 [Note: there are two churches in Atlanta with this name. Be sure you are going to the one on Howell Mill Rd.] Click here for a MAP
Registration Fee: $35.00, includes lunch (registration instructions below)
Students free with valid student I.D. (but you still must register following instructions below), includes lunch.

Organized by:
Joining Hands For Justice in Israel & Palestine
Partnership of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta



nexus-me2-1024x682Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. His second book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, is a travel narrative and startling portrait of an Israeli society as increasingly authoritarian and entrenched in injustice as the occupation of Palestinian lands continues unabated. His 2009 book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller (the NYT boycotted Goliath, because of their Zionist stance). His most recent book is 51 Day War, Ruin & Resistance in Gaza in which he travels to Gaza (along  with two other Jewish journalists) to interview the victims of Israel, just a few days after Israel’s brutal slaughter of civilians ended in 2014.

TarekTarek Abuata, director of Sabeel USA. Born into a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem, Palestine, Tarek moved to Texas during the first Palestinian Intifada when he was 12 years old. His most recent position was Executive Director at Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace (PCAP), a DC- based organization working among U.S. faith-based communities for justice in Palestine.  He has also served as Executive Director at Love Thy Neighbor, a-DC based organization which provided nonviolence trainings in Palestine. Additionally, Tarek worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), coordinating their Palestine/Israel on the ground team for eight years, the United Palestine Appeal, directing programs and development, and the Negotiations Support Unit of the Palestinian Authority, researching legal and policy issues.  Tarek holds a JD from the University of Texas Law School and is licensed to practice law in Texas and DC.

Workshop Leaders:

Ramah Kudaimi, Director of Grassroots Organizing, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Reverend Jeff DeYoe, Chair, Israel/Palestine Mission Network, PC(USA)

Ilise Cohen, Atlanta Chapter, Jewish Voice for Peace and Interfaith Peace-Builders

Tickets and Registration

PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 23rd IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND – It greatly helps us in determining the amount of food to purchase. Thanks!

To Register fill out the following form or email CONFERENCE@JHJP.ORG – Include your full name and number of people you are bringing with you – This ensures that we will have enough food and seats. Thanks!

Tickets are $35.00, students FREE with valid student I.D. Price includes light bagels/doughnut breakfast and lunch buffet of Middle Eastern food.

Payment at the door may be made with Cash, Check or Credit Card. You may also pre-pay online using PayPal or by mailing a check.

If you choose to pay by PayPal please use the same email address on this form that you use for PayPal. Print your PayPal receipt and bring it with you to the door:

PLEASE NOTE: This event is produced by volunteers but there are costs involved, travel and other expenses for the speakers, food, etc. We rely on tickets to offset this expense. However we know that not everyone can afford to buy a ticket. Scholarships are available to those with financial need, please email to request financial assistance. DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS is SEPTEMBER 22nd.


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