Screening of Just Vision’s Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah Followed by a discussion and wine and cheese reception
Tuesday, April 3rd 7 – 10 PM Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street $18 *Seating is limited so RSVP today!
Passover is approaching and Jews around the world will repeat the refrain that represents a deeply-rooted longing for Jerusalem. Palestinians, as well, have a deep religious and historical connection to the city, and the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Over the past few years, the forced eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem has added a further impediment to the peaceful future of Jerusalem. In response, an organized and joint Israeli/Palestinian non-violent opposition to the eviction has grown into an effective and inspiring protest movement. Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah profiles some of the activists involved in this growing protest movement, which is garnering international attention.
Join the New Israel Fund and J Street NYC as we examine these current events and deliberate a future hope for an equitable and just Jerusalem.
About the Speakers:
Hillel Ben Sasson is a founding member of the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he also completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees. His work focuses on encounters between scriptural traditions and Western philosophy, both in antiquity as well as in modern times. Hillel is married to Talila and father to little Fania.
Jessica Devaney is the Communications and Production Manger at Just Vision, an organization that creates documentary films, multimedia and educational tools profiling Palestinian and Israeli civilians working nonviolently to end the occupation and resolve the conflict. Jessica oversees Just Vision’s online strategy, and manages the post-production of all documentary film and digital video materials. Jessica was the Associate Producer and Assistant Editor of Budrus, a documentary film hailed as “This year’s must-see documentary” in The New York Times.
Moderated by Hillit Zwick, Associate Director of the New Israel Fund in New York