The Arc of History Bends Towards Justice in Palestine

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 23:00

The hope for a just peace for Palestine

Jonathan Kuttab is a human rights attorney and peace activist who works and practices law in Israel and Occupied Palestine tells us that peace and justice are not only possible but inevitable.

Kuttab provides perspective on the current Zionist backlash against BDS and the Palestinian Solidarity in general. He consider what is happening to Palestinians in the occupied territories, Israel and diaspora, and to the global Palestinian solidarity movement, as he shares his perspective on the current context in many countries as well as here in Canada.

Despite the utterly incredible imbalance Dr.Kuttab provides hope that peaceful and effective forces are amassing against the violence of occupation, colonization and apartheid enabled by empire and power. It is time for activists seeking a just peace in the region to keep their eyes open to the signs and lessons leading to the arc of justice.

About the speaker

Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian attorney, and human rights activist. He grew up in Jerusalem, studied in the U.S., graduating from University of Virginia law School, and worked a couple of years at the Wall Street Law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander. He is a member of the Bar Association in New York, Israel, and Palestine.

Kuttab founded a number of human rights organizations including Al Haq, and the Mandela Institute for Palestinian Prisoners and is the Chairman of the Board of Bethlehem Bible College, and of Holy Land Trust, and is active in many other civil society organizations in Palestine and internationally. He was the Head of the Legal Committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO and has been active in Peace and justice issues for many years. He is a recognized authority on international law, human rights and Palestinian and Israeli affairs.

This event is hosted by United Network for Just Peace in Israel & Palestine (UNJPPI)-Toronto offering the hope that advocates in Toronto and area can come together to listen, reflect and act. Find information on UNJPPI at site or on Facebook.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

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