The Middle East Institute (MEI), Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Century International, and the International Crisis Group (ICG) invite you to a special webinar on Friday, October 29, 2021 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET (5:30-7:00 PM Jerusalem time) featuring representatives from the following organizations:
Shawan Jabarin, General Director, Al-Haq
Sahar Francis, Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
Khaled Quzmar, General Director, Defense for Children-International
Ubai al-Aboudi, Executive Director, Bisan Center for Research and Development
Fuad Abu Saif, General Director, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
Tahreer Jaber, Executive Director of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC)
Moderated by: Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP).
Last Friday’s decision by Israel’s Ministry of Defense to designate six prominent Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist organizations” has sent shockwaves across Palestinian civil society and raised alarm bells throughout the international donor community.
An Israeli delegation is scheduled to be in Washington on Thursday, October 28, 2021, to brief the Biden administration on the alleged secret evidence behind these designations. As of now, however, the administration has not indicated whether it also intends to hear directly from the six targeted groups, all of which are recipients of international donor funds.