Past events:

Demonstration in front of CNN Atlanta's Headquarters to Protest Biased Media Coverage of the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Saturday January 10, 2009

A demonstration organized by Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine, Athens for Justice in Palestine, the International Action Center and many other peace and justice organizations through midtown Atlanta and in front of the to protest biased media coverage of the Israeli attacks on Gaza.



Demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate and through Midtown to Protest the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Tuesday January 6, 2009

A demonstration organized by Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine, Athens for Justice in Palestine, the International Action Center and many other peace and justice organizations in front of the Israeli Consulate and through Midtown to demand "Stop the Massacres in Gaza" and "No US Aid to Israeli Occupation."



Demonstration in front of CNN Atlanta's Headquarters to Protest Biased Media Coverage of the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Saturday January 3, 2009

A demonstration organized by Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine, Athens for Justice in Palestine, the International Action Center and many other peace and justice organizations in front of the to protest biased media coverage of the Israeli attacks on Gaza.



Demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate and through Midtown to Protest the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Tuesday December 30, 2008

A demonstration organized by Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine, Athens for Justice in Palestine, the International Action Center and many other peace and justice organizations in front of the Israeli Consulate and through Midtown to demand "Stop the Massacres in Gaza" and "No US Aid to Israeli Occupation."



Demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate to Protest the Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Sunday December 28, 2008

A protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta that was organized Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine and Athens for Justice in Palestine in the University of Georgia.



Christians in the Holy Land
Talk by Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel

Tuesday November 18, 2008

Rev. Abu Akel was born as the son of Christian Palestinian-Arab parents in the town of Yassif in Galilee in 1944, and was four years old when he and his father and siblings were forced out of their home into a mountain refugee camp by Israeli soldiers. In the process of "Judaizing" Palestine, numerous convents, hospices, seminaries, and churches were either destroyed or cleared of their Christian owners and custodians that formed almost 20% of the total population at the time. Today it is believed that the number of Christians in Israel and occupied Palestine number some 175,000, just over 2 percent of the entire population, but the numbers are rapidly dwindling due to mass emigration.



"The Iron Wall" Screening

Tuesday October 28, 2008

There are now more than 200 settlements and outposts scattered throughout the West Bank blocking the geographic possibility of a contiguous Palestinian territory. The Iron Wall documentary exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size, population of the settlements, and its impact on the peace process. This film also touches on the latest project to make the settlements a permanent fact on the ground - the wall that Israel is building in the West Bank - and its impact on the Palestinian people. Settlements and related infrastructure are impacting every aspect of life for all Palestinians from land confiscation, theft of natural resources, creation of an apartheid-like system, to the devastating impact in regards to the future of the region and the prospect for peace.



Anna Baltzer Speaks!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Anna Baltzer is a 28-year-old Jewish American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, and the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. She is a three-time volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service, where she documented human rights abuses in the West Bank and supported the nonviolent movement against the Occupation. She has spent most of the past few years in Palestine or on tour with her book, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.

Presentation by Anna, followed by Q&A and book signing!



Mock Apartheid Wall Display

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

AJP displays mock Apartheid Wall in the Tate Plaza for all of UGA to see and learn about.



World Fest

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Created in the fall semester of 2000, World Fest (originally known as Around the World in Tatey Days) was the first on-campus international festival of its kind at UGA. Now an annual tradition at the University, World Fest is organized by various student organizations in conjunction with the ISL office. This free event (typically held on the Tate Plaza during International Education Month in November each year) is an outdoor festival boasting international displays, multinational performances, global cuisine, and a unique opportunity for UGA students to travel around the world without leaving campus. For more information about hosting a table or performance or to volunteer to help organize this event, please contact an ISL staff member.



"West Bank Story" Screening

Tuesday, November 5, 2007

West Bank Story is an Oscar-winning musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank... David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with the beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants. Can the couple's love withstand this conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chic pea in the Middle East?
Followed by a discussion: Is Peace Possible?



"Occupation 101" Screening

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Occupation 101 is a thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict, Occupation 101 presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.



"Picture Balata" Photo Exhibit

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Picture Balata puts the camera into the hands of the children born and raised inside the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Participants ranging from ages 11 to 18 photograph their situation as they live it in Balata Refugee Camp. Picture Balata will be displayed in the Tate Student Center Art Gallery (Room 309) from 10 AM to 9 PM. At 7 PM, guest speaker Dr. Sherry Lowrance will discuss the ongoing Palestinian refugee crisis and paths to peace for Israel and Palestine.



"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A View from the Ground"
Talk by Jeff Halper

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Dr. Jeff Halper is an Israeli-American Anthropologist, author, lecturer, political activist, and co-founder and Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). In 1997, Halper co-founded ICAHD to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes, and to organize Israelis, Palestinians and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished Palestinian homes. He has created a new mode of Israeli peace activity based on nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience to the Israeli Occupation authorities. Dr. Halper is the author of several books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is a frequent writer and speaker about Israeli politics and culture, focusing mainly on nonviolent strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



Mock Apartheid Wall Display

Monday, November 14, 2005

AJP displays mock Apartheid Wall in the Tate Plaza for all of UGA to see and learn about.