The Progressive Jewish Alliance and J Street are holding an event tonight called “What is Occupation? Israeli & American Soldiers’ Perspectives.” Details below.

When: TODAY, March 24 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Smith Hall, Harvard Hillel (52 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA)

Join J Street U Harvard & the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) for a discussion with Israeli and American veterans about occupation and its impacts on the lives of both the occupiers and the occupied. Oded Na’aman and Simcha Levental (of Breaking the Silence) with Ted Goodnight and Jenn Blain (of Iraq Veterans Against the War) will speak about their past experiences and why they have chosen to speak out against occupation. Followed by a question & answer session. This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196199673745110

Breaking the Silence – “Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the routine situations of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. We collect and publish testimonies from soldiers who, like us, have served in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem since September 2000.” http://www.shovrimshtika.org/index_e.asp

Iraq Veterans Against the War – IVAW is an organization of American military personnel who have served since 9/11. It seeks to eliminate support in the American military community for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to advocate on behalf of the needs of American veterans. http://www.ivaw.org/

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