Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gaza and the Arab Spring: A Conversation with Nadia Hijab

Nadia Hijab is an Advisory Board Member of the US Campaign.

Ta’anit Tzedek - Jewish Fast for Gaza will sponsor "Gaza and the Arab Spring," a conference call with prominent Palestinian writer and human rights advocate Nadia Hijab on Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 pm EST.

The Arab Spring - a series of popular uprisings all over the Arab world - has brought new hope for greater freedom, justice and democracy to millions of people throughout the Arab world and beyond. The uprisings have already brought about dramatic changes in several countries and the popular movement is growing in strength. How will these changes affect the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and more particularly the people of Gaza? What is impact of related developments, such as the Hamas - PA unity agreement and Egypt's opening of the Rafah crossing into Gaza?

Our guest, Nadia Hijab was born in Syria to Palestinian parents and was raised in Lebanon. Ms. Hijab began her career as Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Magazine and later moved to New York to work for the United Nations Development Program where she served in several UNDP departments and helped organize the Program’s contribution to the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.