Category: Past Events
Speaker: Hannah Weisfeld
Date: 8 June 2012
Time: 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
Growing up Muslim or Jewish is bound is come with the baggage of the conflict in the Middle East. However, regardless of where we stand on the issue, it is fair to assume that most just want people like us to enjoy peaceful lives so they can raise children, grow crops, trade goods, and build prosperous societies. Many believe that this will only happen once a peaceful two-state solution is achieved.
In this talk, Yachad, an organisation of British Jews, will present the view that it is in the best interest of Israel that a two-state solution is reached. The speaker will argue that one does not have to be anti-Palestine to be pro-Israel.
Hannah Weisfeld is the director of Yachad. She grew up in Habonim Dror, Jewish Socialist-Zionist cultural youth movement, and was its education director for two years on completion of her undergraduate degree. She chaired the Jewish Social Action Forum for two years, bringing together leading Jewish communal organisations to develop the community's social action agenda and also worked as a consultant for the Pears Foundation. She has spent time living and working in Israel and Malawi and holds a BA in English Literature from Sussex University and MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.
Free entrance. All welcome. No reservation needed. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30.