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The Arab Uprisings and U.S. Policy Toward Palestine/Israel

  • Hatem Bazian
    Hatem is Chairman of American Muslims for Palestine, is co-founder and Academic Affairs Chair at Zaytuna College, the first Muslim Liberal Arts College in America. He is also a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. 

  • Phyllis Bennis
    Phyllis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. 

  • Nadia Hijab (Moderator) 
    Nadia is the director of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, and a frequent public speaker and media commentator. She also serves as senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Coalition Building Best Practices 

  • Linda Sarsour
    Linda is a Palestinian-American nonprofit leader, civil rights activist, and community organizer. She is the National Advocacy Director for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and was honored by the White House in 2011 as a “Champion of Change.”   


Engaging Faith Communities 

  • Jeffrey DeYoe
    Jeffrey is the Advocacy Chair of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

  • Sydney Levy 
    Sydney is Director of Advocacy at Jewish Voice for Peace.

  • David Wildman (Moderator) 
    David is the executive secretary for Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries. 


The Occupation on Trial: How BDS Works

  • Dalit Baum 
    Dalit is coordinator of the Middle East program of American Friends Service Committee- West Region. She is a co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, a vital resource for dozens of campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine.

  • Anna Baltzer (Moderator)
    Anna works as National Organizer at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.


Member Group Workshops 

Palestinian Rights and the United Nations

YES YOU CAN! Use Billboards and Transit Ads to Educate About U.S. Military Aid to Israel

BDS Campaigns: Powermapping and Lobbying

Legal Rights of BDS Activists