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Paradigm Shift: New Thinking on Israel/Palestine

Paradigm Shift: New Thinking on Israel/Palestine

Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | May 13th, 2014 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)  is pleased to introduce this year’s Palestine panel, “Paradigm Shift: New Thinking on Israel/Palestine.” The panel is part of ADC’s 34th Annual National Convention, which takes place on June 12-15, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriot Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  The panel will be held on Sunday, June 15th.

The collapse of the peace process brings into question the existing paradigm and invites us to think in new ways about the conflict and the way forward toward a just and lasting peace. “Paradigm Shift: New Thinking on Israel/Palestine” will feature Jonathan Kuttab and Jeff Halper. Ms. Delinda C. Hanley will be the moderator. 

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Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian human rights lawyer and peace activist based in Jerusalem.  He is the co-founder of Al-Haq, the leading Palestinian human rights agency which documents human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners, which seeks to address the needs of prisoners and their families in a holistic manner.  Kuttab also co-founded the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence and the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. He was born in West Jerusalem and raised in Bethlehem.


Jeff Halper is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and peace and human rights activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. Born in Minnesota, Halper participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. Halper immigrated to Israel in 1973 after attending rabbinical school and resisting military service in the Vietnam War. During his mandatory Israeli military service, he refused to bear arms or serve in the occupied Palestinian territories. In 1997, Halper co-founded the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), a human rights and peace organization dedicated to ending the prolonged Israeli Occupation over the Palestinians.


Delinda C. Hanley is the Executive Director and a News Editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer who taught English in Oman.  After Peace Corps, she spent years living in the Middle East working on a development project in Oman and teaching in Saudi Arabia.  She returned the United States in 1988 to work as an editor and picture researcher for a publisher of historical magazines. She writes extensively for the WRMEA on an array of topics and her stories have also been published in the Arab News, Saudi ARAMCO World, the Minaret, Islamic Horizons and other U.S. magazines, including the Jewish Spectator. 

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ADC National Convention: It Takes a Community

Click here to register now for the ADC Convention! Early Bird Registration for Members is only $199, and you get access to all these great events!

  • Members Briefing at the U.S. Department of State

  • Advocacy Day: Meetings with Congressional Staff

  • Debriefing on Capitol Hill

  • Congressional Dinner – Capitol Hill

  • Evening Reception

  • The BDS Movement:  A Palestinian Struggle to Achieve a Lasting Peace based on International Law, Justice, and Freedom

  • Annual Civil Rights Luncheon:  Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

  • Civil Rights Panel: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Lawyers Report back from Guantanamo Bay

  • Activism on College Campuses: Best Practices for Campus Activism

  • Network of Arab American Lawyers of ADC (NAALA) Reception

  • Friday Night Gala:  Celebrating a Community, Celebrating Diversity

  • Racial, Religious and Ethnic Self-Identification: Beyond Categories

  • Immigration Reform: Update and Insight

  • Arabs Outside the Arab Center – A look at emerging communities from outside the Levant

  • Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

  • Social Activism in the 21st Century: Facilitating Change through the media and Web Roots

  • Activism in the Arts:  How to Create Change through Artistic Expression

  • The Criminalization of Being Arab  

  • Saturday Night Awards Gala

  • Haffla Dance Party

  • General Assembly Meeting

  • Palestine Panel:  Ending the Occupation or Beginning Annexation?

  • Palestine Luncheon

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