United Church of Christ
Palestine - Israel Network

         
               Raising Prophetic Voices of Conscience
Leviticus 19: 33-34  When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 
Jeremiah 6: 14  They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, "Peace, peace' when there is no peace.
 Ezekiel 47:21-23 So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel. You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the aliens who reside among you and have begotten children among you. They shall be to you 
as native-born sons of Israel; with you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. In whatever tribe the alien resides, there you shall assign him his inheritance, says the Lord God.

Many Palestinian roads are blocked by soldiers.
Nonviolent Palestinian protests are often met with violence by Israeli soldiers.
Settlers attack Palestinians as soldiers watch.
And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, 'Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.'
The Messiah Gate 
     Jerusalem
"Our country started a war with Iraq by preemptive strike. We need to start peace by preemptive justice.                     - Craig Corrie, 
              Rachel Corrie's father
American Rachel Corrie 
speaks in Gaza two days 
before her death. She was 
killed by the Israeli Defense Forces and a Caterpillar bulldozer as she defended 
a Palestinian home from demolition. Ten years 
later, her case is on appeal. Video by Mideast Broad- casting Company.  
Events.....
Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanon, from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, talks about racism in the Israeli text books.  Nurit lost her daughter to a suicide bomber and is a member of the Parent's Circle for Israelis and Palestinians grieving the loss of family members. 
This is a response by Miko Peled, an Israeli general's son, regarding being called anti-semitic for standing up for Palestinian human rights. 
Rachel Corrie, as a child in fifth grade, shared her hope for poor people. The American government has refused her parents' request for an independent investigation into her death that occurred  as she stood before a bulldozer about to demolish a Palestinian doctor's home in Gaza. The driver saw her and never stopped. 


 


            Children of the Stone 
            Concert & Book Tour 
            Sunday, September 25th  
                        4:30pm
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church • 310 Route 137 • Harwich, Mass.
General admission $15
Student admission $10
For advance tickets or reservations, click here

Palestinian musician/composer Ramzi Aburedwan and his Dal’Ouna Ensemble will perform in a program of music and book readings. The tour corresponds with the paperback release of Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan, author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree.


This national tour celebrates Ramzi and his belief in the power of music and culture to transform lives and resist oppression. In his book, Children of the Stone, journalist/author Sandy Tolan tells the dramatic story of Ramzi’s life growing up in an occupied Palestinian refugee camp and his transformation from a stone throwing youth of the first intifada, to a talented musician studying at a French Conservatory and his final return to Palestine to realize his life’s dream of founding a music school, Al-Kamandjati that has centers in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.

Featured in concert will be the powerful music of Ramzi and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble and the Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk, performing a dynamic fusion of Palestinian Arab folk, classical, jazz and world music. They will be joined by guest violinist Michael Dabroski, and Sandy Tolan will do readings from his book.

The concert will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.  

The event is sponsored by the Tree of Life Educational Fund. 
Co-sponsors: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, WILPF Cape Cod, Fellowship of Reconciliation Cape Cod, Massachusetts Peace Action.  

For more details visit www.tolef.org, or email capecodinfo@tolef.org



            Children of the Stone 
            Concert & Book Tour 
              September 21 - 30
Palestinian musician/composer Ramzi Aburedwan and his Dal’Ouna Ensemble will perform in a program of music and book readings. The tour corresponds with the paperback release of Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan, author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree.

This national tour celebrates Ramzi and his belief in the power of music and culture to transform lives and resist oppression. In his book, Children of the Stone, journalist/author Sandy Tolan tells the dramatic story of Ramzi’s life growing up in an occupied Palestinian refugee camp and his transformation from a stone throwing youth of the first intifada, to a talented musician studying at a French Conservatory and his final return to Palestine to realize his life’s dream of founding a music school, Al-Kamandjati that has centers in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.

Featured in concert will be the powerful music of Ramzi and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble and the Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk, performing a dynamic fusion of Palestinian Arab folk, classical, jazz and world music. They will be joined by guest violinist Michael Dabroski, and, at some venues, Sandy Tolan will do readings from his book.



Find a concert near you!


Middlebury, VT - Wednesday, Sept. 21 • 7:30pm 
Middlebury College, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Road

New Haven, CT - Saturday, Sept. 24 • 8:00pm
Yale University, Dwight Hall Chapel, 67 High Street 

Cape Cod, Harwich, MA - Sunday, Sept. 25 • 4:30 pm
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 Route 137

Storrs, CT - Monday, Sept. 26 • 7:00 pm
University of Connecticut, Student Union, Room 331
2110 Hillside Road

Northamption, MA - Wednesday, Sept. 28 • 7:00 pm
First Churches, 129 Main Street

Old Lyme - Friday, Sept. 30 • 7:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Corner of Ferry Road & Lyme Street