Seeking a Just Peace Between
Israelis & Palestinians

Not In My Name
PMB 206
2859 Central St
Evanston IL 60201

Forum on Targeted Divestment

Liat Weingart & Shamai Leibowitz

Americans and the Israeli Occupation: Economic Morality and Targeted Divestment

What are the economic, political, and moral rationales for targeted disinvestment?

Does divestment unfairly single out Israel for condemnation and punishment?

What motivates some American Jews to support actions that others reject as anti-Jewish and anti-Israel?

What does the US divestment movement look like to Israelis who see it as a necessary tool for ending the occupation?

This public forum will offer a valuable opportunity to hear the rationale for divestment as a form of economic morality in the pursuit of social justice.  In addition, panelists will address some of the most common questions about and objections to divestment.

About the Speakers

Liat Weingart, born in Netanya, Israel, is Co-Director of Jewish Voice for Peace.  She was formerly National Coordinator for the Tikkun Community. Weingart holds an honors degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Shamai Leibowitz, an Orthodox Jew, is a human rights lawyer in Tel Aviv who has represented asylum seekers, migrant workers, and Palestinians in the Israeli courts.  He is a former tank gunner with the rank of staff sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces, and part of a group of over 1,300 soldiers who have refused to serve in the occupied territories.  Leibowitz' opinion pieces have appeared in the Israeli and American press.

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Date Mon, Feb 7, 2021
Time 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Location Veterans Room, Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
Sponsored by Not in My Name
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine