Ta'ayush In Peril: Defending Human Rights in Palestine
Ta'ayush (Arabic for "life in common") is a grassroots organization of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership. For years, Ta'ayush has been working on behalf of the Palestinian inhabitants of the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank, who are under threat of being expelled from their ancestral hills. In recent weeks the threat has become imminent, and Ta'ayush has put out an international call to ask for help. Specifically, Ta'ayush - an all volunteer organization with no resources of its own - is trying to raise $10,000 to help defray the lawyers' costs as they work to defend the rights of Palestinians to keep their homes.
Please join us this morning for a discussion with Gaby Lasky, who works with Ta'ayush on this and other issues. A human rights attorney, Lasky represents Israelis, internationals and Palestinians who engage in non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation. Formerly secretary general of the Israeli Peace Now, she is currently the legal advisor to the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel. Lasky also represents a number of women conscientious objectors refusing to serve in the Israeli army while the occupation continues.
Recorded Saturday, August 04, 2007 at Grace Place.