On Friday 25 May 2012, 7:30pm, Middle-East speaker Dr Mark Braverman will present his talk
When Politics Fail
to the public gathering at Glencruitten Church Hall. Doors open 7:15 for 7:30pm.
Dr Mark Braverman’s roots are in the Holy Land – his grandfather, a fifth generation Palestinian Jew, was born in Jerusalem, emigrating to the U.S. as a young man. Growing up in the U.S., he was reared in the Jewish tradition, studying Bible, Hebrew literature, and Jewish history. Trained in clinical psychology and crisis management, he devoted his professional career to working with groups and individuals undergoing traumatic stress.
As a young man, he visited Israel a number of times. In 2006, however, he witnessed for the first time the reality of life in the occupied Palestinian Territories. He was “transformed by witnessing the occupation of Palestine and by encounters with peace activists and civil society leaders from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities.”
Since then, Dr Braverman has devoted himself full-time to the Israel/Palestine conflict. He is a co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting Palestinian land rights and peaceful coexistence in historic Palestine. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA, the advisory committee of Friends of Sabeel North America, and the advisory council of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace. He is a charter member of American Jews for a Just Peace.
He is the author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land
For more information, see http://markbraverman.org/