This talk will focus on the recent developments in Jerusalem, especially the Israeli attempt to impose restrictions and surveillance at the entrances to al-Haram a-Sharif (al-Aqsa Compound), and the Palestinian civil disobedience which led the Israeli occupation authorities to call the new arrangements off. A Palestinian-Latin America dialogue will close the event.
Grassroots Jerusalem is a platform for Palestinian community-based mobilization, leadership and advocacy in Occupied Jerusalem. They believe that the challenges and responses of Palestinian communities must be articulated and led by them. They map and network in order for the Palestinian communities in Jerusalem to sustainably resist the Israeli policies of displacement, dispossession and dis-empowerment, by creating their own long term strategy, based on their defined priorities and needs.
Fayrouz Sharqawi has been the Advocacy coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem since 2012. Within this capacity she has led campaigns and supported community events and activities. She provides political analysis, and has a broad and experienced understanding of development and resistance to oppressive policies under the Israeli occupation.She has a BA in Journalism and English Linguistics, and a Masters in Conflict Resolution.
This event is co sponsered by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies