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Chicago Hearing: Does U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine Uphold our Values?

The Hearing, modeled after a Congressional fact-finding hearing, centers on three topics: property rights; freedom of movement, association and speech; and military aid. A speaker provides the context for each topic, followed by one or more witnesses. A Listener Panel of public officials, academics and religious leaders asks questions and makes comments following the testimonies.

Witnesses include Jeff Halper, Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions; Sam Bahour, a Palestinian-American business leader who emigrated to the West Bank over 10 years ago; Amer Shurrab, a Palestinian from Gaza studying in the U.S., whose two brothers were killed in Israeli Operation Cast Lead (via video); Cindy Corrie, whose daughter, Rachel Corrie, was killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer during an Israeli government house demolition in Gaza, and Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.


Recorded Sunday, April 18, 2010 at University of Chicago-Ida Noyes Hall.

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