Peace activist gives talk

A PEACE activist is set to deliver a talk about his experiences as a human rights observer in Israel and Palestine.

Jonathan Adams, who spent three months as an Ecumenical Accompanier in the region during 2012, will share some of what he learnt living in East Jerusalem and answer questions on time spent in Israel and the West Bank.

He acted as a ‘protective presence’ as part of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme - a World Council of Churches project - in which participants provide a protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Israelis and Palestinians to work together for peace.

The talk, organised by Teesside Friends of Palestine, takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, April 30 at North of England Refugee Service, 49 Grange Road, Middlesbrough. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

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9:40pm Sat 26 Apr 14

hursthill says...

Can I be allowed to give my views, not only as a peace activist like Jonathan Adams, but also as a human rights campaigner.

The Palestinian authority have this week signed a coalition agreement with Hamas, who are sworn in their constitution to destroying Israel. They have fired over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians in the last 5 years.

This amounts to a war crime. We in the North East must show our solidarity with the Israeli people, by calling for an end to all contact with Hamas, so direct peace negotiations can continue between Israel & the Palestinian authority, allowing an eventual 2 State solution.
Can I be allowed to give my views, not only as a peace activist like Jonathan Adams, but also as a human rights campaigner. The Palestinian authority have this week signed a coalition agreement with Hamas, who are sworn in their constitution to destroying Israel. They have fired over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians in the last 5 years. This amounts to a war crime. We in the North East must show our solidarity with the Israeli people, by calling for an end to all contact with Hamas, so direct peace negotiations can continue between Israel & the Palestinian authority, allowing an eventual 2 State solution. hursthill
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