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Join Conference call with Corries and Sami Abdel Shafi

Posted by rabbibrian on March 16, 2010

Over the past week the Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, a young American who was killed in 2003 (today is the 7 year anniversary of her death)  by an Israeli bulldozer as she stood in front of a Palestinian home about to be demolished, have been in Israel for the hearing of a civil suit that they have initiated against the Israeli government.  I have always admired the Corries (one of my very first blog posts was in response to an attack on them by a rabbinic colleague) and I  strongly support their insistence that Israel conduct a credible and thorough investigation of their daughter’s death.   I believe that the American government should insist that Israel conduct such an investigation.

I am delighted that Craig and Cindy Corrie have agreed to participate in a national conference call sponsored by Taanit Tzedek – Jewish Fast for Gaza this Thursday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m., together with Sami Abdel Shafi, a Gazan writer and political analyst.  This is part of a new program initiated by Jewish Fast for Gaza.  You will find information about the call below.   I urge you to join the call, and to share the information below with friends, colleagues, email lists and organizations you think may be interested.

Ta’Anit Tzedek-Jewish Fast for Gaza

Sponsors Conference Call

with Sami Addel Shafi and Cindy and Craig Corrie
Ta’Anit Tzedek-Jewish Fast for Gaza will sponsor a conference call this Thursday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T.  featuring Sami Addel Shafi, an independent political analyst and writer who lives in Gaza, and Cindy and Craig Corrie.  The Corrie’s daughter, Rachel, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2005 as she tried to protect a Palestinian home from demolition.  They will join the call from Haifa where they are participating in the hearing of their civil suit against the Government of Israel.

This call is the first in a series of monthly calls that will take place on the fast day of Jewish Fast for Gaza on the third Thursday of every month.   The calls are part of a new Jewish Fast for Gaza initiative entitled, Resisting the Siege: Conversations with Gazans and are open to anyone who wishes to participate.

To participate in the call

Dial-in Number: 1-517-417-5200  (caller pays phone charges)

Participant Access Code: 860453

Questions for Conference Call:  If you would like to suggest a question for Mr. Abdel Shafi or for Cindy or Craig Corrie, please email your question to rabbibrianwalt@gmail.com no later than Wednesday night.

Information about Cindy and Craig Corrie:

Amy Goodman conducted a very interesting interview with the Corries the day before their trial opened in Haifa last week.

Information about Sami Abdel Shafi:
Sami Abdel-Shafi is an independent political analyst and co-founder and senior partner at Emerge Consulting Group, LLC, a management consultancy in Gaza City. He is on the Board of Directors of several Palestinian non-governmental organizations, writes and publishes economic and political analysis, and provides commentary on Palestinian affairs in the international media.

Two articles by Sami Abdel Shafi:
This is not Humane.  We need dignity.
The P.A. will have to yield to pressure.

To join Jewish Fast for Gaza or for more information visit:  http://www.fastforgaza.net


3 Responses to “Join Conference call with Corries and Sami Abdel Shafi”

  1. Elaine said

    Hi Rabbi Brian,

    One typo — Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, not 2005. And today, in fact, March 16th 2010 is the 7th anniversary of her death.

  2. […] Join Conference call with Corries and Sami Abdel Shafi […]

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