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Palestine Liberation Organization Advisor, Michael Tarazi, To Speak in Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Thursday October 31, 2020

Michael Tarazi, advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization, will be appearing several times in the Chicago area.  Mr. Tarazi is a legal and communications advisor with the Negotiations Support unit of the Negotiation Affairs Department for the Palestine Liberation Organization.  During peace negotiations with Israel, Mr.  Tarazi provided legal and communications advice and assistance to the Palestinian team.

On Sunday, November 3rd, at 9:00, Cindy Levitt, co-founder of Not In My Name, and Michael Tarazi, will appear together at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs, presenting their perspectives on the current state of the negotiation process of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  The title of the event is, "Working Together for Peace with Justice."  The First Congregational Church is located at 1106 Chestnut in Western Springs, Illinois.

With regard to the current situation in Israel and Palestine, Mr. Tarazi suggests, "If the United States and the rest of the international community refuse to restrain Israel from building more Israeli colonies in occupied Palestinian territory, the Palestinian people will have no choice but to shift their goal from equal nationhood to equal citizenship."

At 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 3rd, he will be speaking at St. George's Church in Cicero.  The title of his talk will be, "Too Late for Two States?  Where Are We Going From Here?" This event is sponsored by Not In My Name, the American Friends Service Committee, the Palestine Aid Society, the Evanston Mennonite Peace and Social Concerns Committee, and Northwest Suburban SUSTAIN.  St. George's Church is located at 1220 South 60th Court in Cicero, Illinois.

On Monday, November 4th at 5:30 PM, Mr. Tarazi will be speaking at the downtown campus of Loyola University Law School's Rubloff Auditorium.  He will be discussing, "Negotiating in the Absence of Law."  This event is sponsored by Loyola's International Law Society and the Arab American Bar Association.  The Rubloff Auditorium is located at 25 East Pearson in Chicago, Illinois.

[October 31, 2020]