When Politics Fail – Mark Braverman in Oban, Argyll: Friday, 25 May 2012

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/

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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