May 21 - June 3, 2011
Leaders: Huwaida Arraf and Adam Horowitz
This delegation will explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace and a resolution to their conflict based on justice. The delegation will feature meetings with Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers – leaders of civil society groups, grassroots organizers, religious leaders and more. IFPB’s May-June delegation also traditionally focuses on the annual commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the founding of the State of Israel.
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About the Leaders:
Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian with American and Israeli citizenship. She received her Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan, and her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused her studies on international human rights and humanitarian law. In 2001 Huwaida co- founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co- author of the book “Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.” She previously taught in a human rights law clinic at Al- Quds University in Jerusalem, the first legal clinic in the Arab World, and is currently the Chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement. Since August 2008, she has led 5 successful sea voyages to the Gaza Strip.
Adam Horowitz is a writer and co-editor of the website Mondoweiss, a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. Prior to Mondoweiss, Horowitz was Director of the Israel/Palestine Program for the American Friends Service Committee. He is the co-editor (along with Philip Weiss and Lizzy Ratner) of The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict (Nation Books) and his work has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The Huffington Post, and The Hill.com. Horowitz has a master's degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University.