Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 At 8:00:00 Pm UTC
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Wednesday November 19th 8-9.30pm
Alyth in Dialogue – Palestinians and Jews
Join Rabbi Mark Goldsmith in dialogue with community leaders of today. This time we will focus on points of contact and difference between Palestinians and Jews with Hitham Kayali Director of Outreach and Education of the Israeli and Palestinian One Voice Movement (www.onevoicemovement.org). Everyone’s participation most welcome.
HITHAM KAYALI is a Palestinian from East Jerusalem who joined OneVoice-Europe in early 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Kayali was involved in projects that aimed to alleviate the affects of occupation on Palestinian peoples' lives and called upon Palestinians to adopt nonviolence and alternative resistance methods in their struggle with Occupation. He took the lead on socio-economic development projects in the West Bank through working with different Palestinian and International NGOs including the Middle East Nonviolence and
Democracy, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, OneVoice Palestine and others. Mr. Kayali holds a University Degree in computer science from Al-Quds University and an MA in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from Coventry University. Mr. Kayali is currently based in
London as the Director of Education and Outreach at OneVoice-Europe.
OneVoice is a grassroots movement of Israeli and Palestinian citizens and international supporters who are fed up with the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and who are ready and eager to support a serious peace process, leading to a comprehensive agreement that will fulfill the hopes and beliefs of both the Palestinian and the Israeli people to end occupation and all forms of violence and establish a viable two- state solution.
To date, OneVoice has engaged 650,000 Israeli and Palestinian citizens and trained a cadre of 1,230 youth leaders who volunteer their time to drive the movement forward. OneVoice operates out of offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Gaza with Israeli and Palestinian teams respectively. International offices in London, New York and Ottawa support the programme work undertaken in the Middle East.