Max Blumenthal will speak at the 2016 Conference on September 24th.





Atlanta Palestine Conference 2016

Featuring keynote speakers Max Blumenthal and Tarek Abuata

Date:         Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time:         8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Place:         Trinity Presbyterian Church,

3003 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327

Max 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.

Tarek 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.

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Village Under the Forest

You are invited to a documentary Village Under the Forest and discussion with Dr. Jesse Benjamin next Wednesday May 25 at 7:00 pm at Alif Institute (Dinner 6:30 with RSVP).
Sedq(Fissure/Crack): A Global Jewish Network for Justice, of which JVP is a part, is sponsoring global events for  Cultivating Justice: a global week of action and education challenging the JNF. 
The documentary was made by a South African Jewish scholar in a real effort to address the Nakba and acknowledge their part in the erasure of a Palestinian village through the planting of the South African Forest through the Jewish National Fund (JNF).
In light of the commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe) May 15 and the Naksa (setback)June 5, please join us and bring some friends/family with you for this documentary and discussion, seeing what kind of restorative justice might be possible.  
This event is cosponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, Alif Institute, Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine, and Interfaith Peace Builders.

Israeli Journalist, David Sheen, on November 11th

There are two events on Wednesday November 11 with Canadian-Israeli journalist David Sheen in Atlanta. He will be speaking on Racism and Incitement to Violence in Israel/Palestine. 1) Clairmont Presbyterian Church at 12:30, lunch and presentation (RSVP required) 2) Emory University at 7pm (open). Feel free to circulate the invitations to your family, friends and communities.
Racism and Incitement to Violence in Israel/Palestine
David Sheen, Canadian-Israeli Journalist
Clairmont Presbyterian Church at 12:30 pm
Lunch and Presentation
1994 Clairmont Rd. Decatur, GA
Middle Eastern Lunch $8.00
Please RSVP to Fahed at
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Emory University at 7:00 pm
White Hall Room 112
Canadian-Israeli journalist and filmmaker David Sheen will be in Atlanta Wednesday November 11 to speak about Israel/PalestineSheen will discuss the dehumanizing discourse towards Palestinians, Africans, and other non-Jews by top Israeli political and religious leaders, the vigilante attacks they inspire, during last years assault on Gaza and currently. He will talk about Israeli incitement to racist violence and focus on his on-the-ground reporting for the past five years. Sheen will include some material he presented at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. In 2012, Sheen authored a report on racism in Israel for the United Nations, and he is currently writing a book about African immigrants to Israel and the struggles that they face.
Cosponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta Chapter, Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine, Peacemaking Partnership, Interfaith Peace Builders, Students for Justice in Palestine-Emory University, NAACP-Emory University, Black Student Alliance-Emory University
David Sheen is an independent journalist and film maker originally from Toronto, Canada who now lives in Dimona, Israel. Sheen began blogging when he first moved to Israel in 1999 and later went on to work as a reporter and editor at the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz. His full-length documentary on ecological architecture, “First Earth”, was translated into a dozen languages and published by PM Press in 2010. Sheen gave a TEDx talk on the topic of the film in Johannesburg, South Africa later that year. He is currently writing a book about African immigrants to Israel and the struggles they face. Sheen’s website and he tweets from @davidsheen.